Manufacturing: Find books

Find books on the shelf

The Library has a large number of eBooks. However, if you want to browse our print collection of manufacturing related titles they are located in the Library under the following call numbers:

Subject Heading Call number
Manufacturing operations 621.7
Computer integrated manufacturing systems 670.285
Factory operations engineering 670.42
Surface treatment of metals 671.1
Packaging  technology 688.8



Catalogue search tips

Use the Library Catalogue to find information on any topic from the Library's collection of print and electronic books, journals, theses, newspapers and conference proceedings.

  • Title search - If you know the exact book title, enter it into the search box and select the Title option. For example: Fundamentals of Structural Engineering

  • Topic search-  To search for books on a particular topic type your keywords into the search box. For example: robotic systems. Use the left menu to narrow by Format: Book/eBook, as well as other options e.g. subject, date...

Find more search help here.

What is a scholarly book?

Look for the clues:

[(Jan Kromer “Magnifying glass”, CC Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (, Image Source: flickr (]  Clue 1: Specialised publisher in the field: For example, a university press.

  Clue 2: Reputable author/creator: Look for the authors' qualifications.

                                    Clue 3: Includes cited references and a bibliography.

For more help watch the short Library video: Scholarly sources explained (2 mins 45 secs).