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Use Catalog Classic to find books on your research topic. Try finding books on your subject using key words (such as "biomedical" or "robotic"). Then, when you find a relevant book, click on subject headings in the book record that are related to your topic.  For more help with searching the catalog, click Catalog Help.

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Major Library of Congress Classification Headings For Engineering
Q   Science (General).
  180 Operations research.
  300 - 390 Artificial intelligence. Information theory.
QA   Mathematics.
  75 - 76 Computer science.
  801 - 939 Analytic mechanics. Fluid mechanics.
QC   Physics.
QD   Chemistry.
QE   Geology.
R   Medicine.
  856 - 857 Biomedical engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation.
  895 - 920 Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine.
T   Technology.
  55.4 - 60.8 Industrial Engineering.
  385 Computer graphics.
TA   Engineering (General). Civil Engineering.
  349 - 359 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics.
  401 - 492 Materials of engineering and construction.
  630 - 820 Structural engineering. Geotechnical engineering.
  1501 - 1820 Applied optics.
TC   Hydraulic engineering.
TD   Environmental engineering.
TE   Highway Engineering. Roads and pavements.*
TF   Railroad engineering and operations.*
TG   Bridge engineering.*
TH   Building construction.
TJ   Mechanical engineering and machinery.
  163 Power resources. Energy conservation.
  210.2 - 225 Robotics. Control engineering.
TK   Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering.
  5101 - 6720 Telecommunications.
  7800 - 8360 Electronics.
  9001 - 9401 Nuclear engineering.
TL   Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics.
TN   Mining engineering. Metallurgy.
TP   Chemical technology.
TS   Manufacturing.
  155 - 194 Production management. Operations management.

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