The University Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system. The general classifications used in materials science are:
R856-857 Biomedical engineering. Electronics Instrumentation.
TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials.
TK452-454.4 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks.
TP1-1185 Chemical technology
TP155-156 Chemical engineering
TP200-248 Chemicals: Manufacture, use, etc.
TP250-261 Industrial electrochemistry
TP670-699 Oils, fats, and waxes
TP785-869 Clay industries. Ceramics. Glass.
TP875-888 Cement industries
TP934-945 Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc.
TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
TS1300-1865 Textile industries
How to Search for Books in the Main Stacks (those you can borrow only):
Go to the OSCAR Advanced Search page.
Type in your search terms in the boxes provided. In the box called "Optional Search Limits/Sorts," under location--select University Library Main Stacks. Do your search.
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks , guides, technical standards, etc. can be found in the Library. These reference tools and others help define terminology and provide a context for the subject area. Background reading can help you choose a specific topic to pursue for your research. Reference materials are for library use only and cannot be checked out.
To search Reference Books only, follow the "How to Search..." directions above, and instead of University Main Stacks, select "University Library Reference Collection."
There is also a collection of electronic reference books in the ENGnetBASE database.
Try LINK+. A service which allows students, faculty and staff to borrow books from a group of other university, college and public libraries. The books will be available for pickup at the the Library Circulation Desk usually within 3 days. After any search in OSCAR, you may re-do the search in LINK+ by clicking on the Search LINK+ button at the top of the screen.
We can obtain photocopies of articles and borrow books not available through LINK+ for you through our Interlibrary Loan & LINK+ service. Just follow the directions on OSCAR for an INTERLIBRARY LOAN. Items such as journal articles can be delivered to your SCU e-mail inbox. Other materials such as books that must come through the mail may take 3-10 working days.