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Engineering - Aircraft Maintenance: Finding Books

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Books give an overview of a subject and provide information on core concepts and theories.  This makes them a good starting point for your assignments. Core books for your subject will be listed on your module reading list.  If you have an online reading list on Blackboard or another learning environment, this will show you the copies of the book available from the library.   You can also find books by searching FINDit, the Library search engine. 

Looking for a Book

1. To find a specific book title, enter the book title or author in the FINDit search box and select the Libraries search option. 

2. To find books on a subject, enter a keyword into the FINDit search box and select the Libraries search option. 

3. Can’t find the book you are looking for? You can request it as an interlibrary loan or Recommend the book to your Librarian 

Browse the books

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used by libraries to arrange books by subject. Each book is issued a shelfmark number, which is placed on the spine of the book and arranged in numerical order. After the numbers, there are three letters that refer to the author or editor of the book and are in alphabetical order.

Here are some key shelfmarks for your subject area.

510.2462    Mathematics for engineers
515    Calculus
519.5    Statistical mathematics
519.5024658    Quantitative methods
533.6    Aeromechanics
620.0042    Engineering design
620.1    Engineering mechanics and materials
620.105    Applied solid mechanics
620.106    Applied fluid mechanics
621    Mechanical engineering
621.3    Electrical engineering
621.381    Electronic engineering
629.1    Aerospace engineering
629.1323    Aerodynamics
629.13233    Lift and thrust
629.13234    Drag
629.13238    Propulsion principles
629.134    Aircraft components
629.1346   Aircraft maintenance and repair
629.135    Aircraft instrumentation
658.404    Project management

Study Skills



FINDit is a simple, one-step search method for books, e-books, articles, DVDs and more, and includes a number of personalized features for you.

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