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Mechanical Engineering: Finding Books

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Search Tips

Call Number Ranges

Generally, books on mechanical engineering will be found primarily in the 621's, but may be found throughout the 620's and 670's.


Library of Congress (Most OhioLINK)
Most academic libraries in OhioLINK use a different classification system that is based on a combination of letters & numbers. Books specifically dealing with mechanical engineering will usually be found in the TJ's.


Other Tips

  • Keep your keyword searches simple!
  • Be sure to write down the complete "call number" of any book you may want to check out. The call number is how you can find it in the library's stacks.
  • When you find a good book or article, look at the references they listed to see if there are any that would be helpful for research. You can search by "Title" to see if Cincinnati State owns a copy, or...
  • If a book you want is unavailable, click the Search OhioLINK button to see if another Ohio library has it.
  • Make sure you have your Surge card on you when you visit the library...that's your library card!

Find E-Books

At Cincinnati State, you have access to over 100,000 e-books via the databases listed below. You will need to enter your name & 7 digit College ID to connect to these resources from off-campus. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.

Watch & Learn

Our YouTube Playlist has quick tutorials on most of the above resources. Click the menu icon in the playlist to go straight to the video you need.

Video Tutorial: Finding Books

Finding Books in BLINK, the Library's Online Catalog

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