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Oklahoma City Community College Keith Leftwich Memorial Library

Engineering Help Guide

To aid in finding relevant resources for engineering

Find Books, eBooks, and More

Search Books, eBooks, and More in the OCCC Library Catalog

Use the OCCC Library Catalog to identify OCCC books, eBooks, and more on your topic. Here are some tips for searching in the OCCC Library Catalog: 

  • Keywords: Use keywords, not sentences like you may do in Google (example: wound care NOT how do you treat wounds)
  • Multiple Keywords: You may use multiple keywords when doing a search. Start with one and add others as needed to narrow your search (example: stroke and rehabilitation)
  • Publication Date: Be aware of the publication date. After your initial search, update the publication date to get rid of older titles in your results list.
  • Material Type: If you are looking for a specific material format, select from the "Material Type" list under "Limit Search Results" on the left.

Searching the Library Catalog

To search for books, eBooks, DVDs, etc. in the OCCC Library, visit the OCCC Library Catalog.

  1. The Library Catalog link on the Library's website.
  2. Locate the "Start Your Search Box"
  3. You can either type in a title, author, ISBN, etc. into the search bar or click the OCCC Library Catalog link.
  4. Use the filters on the left-side of the screen to begin refining your results.
  5. For more information on a title, click on the item's title.

Call Number Ranges and Subjects

All items in a library are marked with some sort of call number so that you know where you can find it. The OCCC Library uses the Library of Congress, or LC, call number system. Browsing the shelves in a library can be a great way to find interesting books, as well as familiarize yourself with the collection and layout. If you want to browse the book shelves in the computer science subject areas, the call number areas listed below will help get you started. All items on the 2nd floor of the OCCC Library can be checked out and taken home, but don't forget to take a look at the Reference Collection as well. Although Reference items must stay in the Library, there are some great resources in that area you won't want to miss. Reference items are located on the 1st floor of the Library.

TA145-    Enigneering:

  • TA350  Mechanical engineering
  • TK146  Electrical engineering
  • TA164   Bioengineering     


Try searching for these subjects in the Library Catalog to find books on Chemistry:

  • Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanics applied
  • Software engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Engineering graphics
  • Engineering Statistical methods