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Engineering Honours Project

This guide is designed to assist USC's final year Engineering students find resources to inform their Honours Project.

Call numbers: How to read them

Books, journals, kits and DVDs in the USC Library are shelved by subject. Call numbers on books and journals appear most often on the spine or on the front cover if the spine is too narrow.

 

What do the parts of the call number mean?

Here's a sample call number, with explanation of how this affects the way the item is shelved:

 

LB2395 M44 2012

 

LB - describes general subject area; shelved alphabetically

2395 - narrows subject area; numerical order (whole number)

M44 - subject area OR author (alphabetical then decimal order)

2012 - year of publication, numerical order

What is this guide about?

This guide helps you to find information resources related to your engineering project.  To learn how to search for information, see the Help Guides.

Use the menu above or the tabs along the top to navigate through this guide.

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Getting Started

Before you begin searching for information, make sure you understand your topic and what you don't know.

  1. Write down what you already know about the topic and what you need to find out.
  2. Find dictionaries, encyclopedias for an overview of your topic.
  3. Find text books to broaden your knowledge of your topic and to identify keywords.
  4. Find academic journal articles for detailed arguments about specific points.

 

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Looking for a particular aspect of Engineering?

TA1-2040

Engineering (General)  Civil engineering (General)

TA170-171

Environmental engineering

TA213-215 

Engineering machinery, tools, and implements

TA329-348

Engineering mathematics  Engineering analysis

TA349-359

Mechanics of engineering  Applied mechanics

TA401-492  

Materials of engineering and construction Mechanics of materials

TA495 

Disasters and engineering

TA501-625

Surveying

TA630-695 

Structural engineering (General)

TA703-712 

Engineering geology  Rock mechanics  Soil mechanics Underground construction

 

 

TE200-205

Materials for roadmaking

TE206-209.5

Location engineering

TA715-787

Earthwork.  Foundations

TA800-820

Tunneling  Tunnels

TA1001-1280

Transportation engineering

 

TC1-978

Hydraulic engineering

TC160-181

Technical hydraulics

TC183-201

General preliminary operations  Dredging  Submarine building

TC203-380

Harbors and coast protective works  Coastal engineering  Lighthouses

TC401-506

River, lake, and water-supply engineering (General)

TC530-537

River protective works.  Regulation.  Flood control

TC540-558

Dams.  Barrages

TC601-791

Canals and inland navigation  Waterways

TC801-978

Irrigation engineering  Reclamation of wasteland  Drainage

TC1501-1800

Ocean engineering

 

TD1-1066

Environmental technology  Sanitary engineering

TD159-168

Municipal engineering

TD169-171.8

Environmental protection

TD172-193.5

Environmental pollution

TD194-195

Environmental effects of industries and plants

TD201-500

Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes

TD419-428

Water pollution

TD429.5-480.7

Water purification  Water treatment and conditioning  Saline water conversion

TD481-493

Water distribution systems

TD511-780

Sewage collection and disposal systems  Sewerage

TD783-812.5

Municipal refuse  Solid wastes

 

TE1-450

Highway engineering  Roads and pavements

TE210-228.3

Construction details including foundations, maintenance, equipment

TE250-278.8

Pavements and paved roads

 


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