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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Resources for Penn State faculty, staff, and students researching civil and environmental engineering topics.

Some Suggested Subject Headings you can use to search in the CAT

Air quality
Environmental engineering
Hazardous substances
Highway engineering
Soil mechanics
Structural engineering
Underground Construction
Water pollution

Call Numbers Ranges for Civil and Environmental Engineering

Understanding Call Numbers Guide
GB 3-5060 Physical geology
QE 1-996 Geology
T 177.4-185 Engineering economy
TA 1-2040 General civil engineering
TA 630-695 Structural engineering
TC 160-181 Technical hydraulics
TD 172-193.5 Pollution
TD 783-812.5 Municipal waste
TD 194-195 Environmental effects of industries and plants
TE Highway engineering
TF Railway engineering
TG Bridge engineering
TJ 212-225 Control engineering systems

At University Park, most materials in engineering may be located in the Engineering Library,325 Hammond (some Q call numbers and T call numbers), the Earth and Mineral Sciences Library,105 Deike (some T call numbers), the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library, 201 Davey Lab (Q call numbers), on the 3rd floor of Paterno Library (some T call numbers), or on the 4th floor of Paterno Library (some R call numbers).

Finding Books in the CAT

  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

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