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ME 333T - Engineering Communication

Books and Book Chapters

Finding Information from Books

For this class, we don't think of books as the first stop, but books can help by providing an overview of a topic and by giving background information.  The library catalog indexes the holdings of the libraries at UT-Austin.  Expect to find both print and electronic books. 

  • The library catalog allows sorting to find which books are available as e-books.
  • If you are on campus, the Pick-it-Up service can be used to retrieve print books.

 

Using the Library Catalog

Search for a Book

Keyword searching is the default but searches can be focused by selecting other options, including a specific author search or limiting by date or location.

 

Understanding your Results 

After searching, look for these details:

1. Is the book in print or is it an e-book?

2. If the book is in print, is it AVAILABLE? 

3. If the book is checked out or if you want staff to retrieve the book for you, click on "Pick It Up" and follow the steps to request the book. 

4. Select the available pick-up location is best for you..

 

Using an Electronic Book

Click to follow the link; usually marked as, "electronic resource".  You may be asked to log in with your EID and password.

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