How to Find Out About Engineering

How to Find Out About Engineering

The Commonwealth and International Library: Libraries and Technical Information Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: S. A. J. Parsons
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159683

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How to Find Out About Engineering provides a guide to sources of information on engineering and its various branches. Topics include branches of engineering, careers in engineering, sources of engineering-related information, libraries, handbooks, patents, dictionaries and encyclopedias, and periodical literature. Engineering organizations as well as education and training for careers in engineering are also considered. This volume consists of 20 chapters; the first of which introduces the reader to jobs available in the engineering industry, along with guides and sources of information on careers. The discussion then turns to sources of information on engineering such as bibliographies, reference works, publishers' and booksellers' catalogs, government publications, and industrial liaison centers in Britain. The chapters that follow focus on libraries and other sources of information that are available to engineers and engineering students, including handbooks, standards, patents, and technical drawings and designs. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, theses, and translations are also covered. In addition, the book includes chapters on the history and biography of engineering as well as different branches of engineering, from mechanical to chemical, aeronautical, and agricultural engineering. This book will be of interest to all persons engaged in the engineering profession or are contemplating on entering the profession.

Table of Contents


  • List of Illustrations

    Preface

    1. Careers in Engineering

    The Engineering Industry

    Jobs in Engineering

    Careers in Engineering

    Guides to Careers

    Employment Registers and Careers Advice

    Careers Research and Advisory Center

    Government Publications

    Career and Vocational Guidance in the United States

    Brief Guides to the Employment of Professional Engineers

    Aeronautical Engineering

    Chemical Engineering

    Civil and Structural Engineering

    Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering

    Gas Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

    Municipal Engineering

    Nuclear Engineering

    Production Engineering

    Railway Engineering

    Shipbuilding, Ship-repairing, Naval Architecture, and Marine Engineering

    Water Engineering

    The Defense Services

    Engineers in the Government Service

    Engineering and Industrial Design

    The Patent Office

    2. Finding Information on Engineering

    Bibliographies

    Guides to Bibliographies

    National Bibliographies

    Subject Bibliographies

    Guides to Reference Works

    Publishers' and Booksellers' Catalogs

    Reviews

    Government Publications

    National Technical Information Service

    Industrial Liaison Centers in Britain

    Engineering and Society

    Economics of Engineering

    3. Libraries

    The Library and Its Functions

    Using Libraries

    Libraries in Britain

    National Libraries

    Guides to Library Resources

    Library Facilities

    Library Catalogs and Accessions Lists

    Classification

    The Personal Library

    4. Handbooks, Standards, Technical Drawing and Design, Patents

    Dewey Classes: 620, 744.24

    Handbooks

    Reference Books

    Standards

    The Adoption of the Metric System in the United Kingdom

    Standards Organizations

    Technical Data

    Technical Drawing and Design

    Books on Engineering Design

    Patents

    The British Patent System

    Patent Information Services

    Patent Publications

    Books on Patents

    Designs and Trade Marks

    5. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Theses, and Translations

    Dewey Classes: 620.3-4

    General Dictionaries

    Engineering and Technical Dictionaries

    General Encyclopedias

    Engineering Encyclopedias

    Theses

    Research in Progress

    Translations

    Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries

    European Translations Center

    6. Periodical Literature

    Dewey Class: 620.5

    Kinds of Periodicals

    Guides to Newspapers and Periodicals

    Guides to Periodicals

    Newspapers

    General Engineering Periodicals

    Indexes and Abstracts

    7. Organizations

    Dewey Class: 620.6

    International Organizations

    British Organizations

    Organization and Administration of Professional Engineering Institutions

    United States Organizations

    European Organizations

    Location of Societies

    Trade and Industrial Associations

    8. Education and Training for Careers in Engineering

    Dewey Class: 620.7

    Opportunities in Higher Education

    University Entrance Requirements

    Entrance to Degree Courses in Engineering

    University Degree Courses

    The Open University

    Courses in Polytechnics

    Courses in Technical Colleges

    Further Education Information Service

    University and College Prospectuses

    Grants for Students

    Science Research Council Grants

    Whitworth Fellowships and Exhibitions

    Guides to Educational Facilities

    Reference Books

    Periodicals

    Organizations

    Industrial Training Boards

    British Government Publications

    Examination of Engineers

    Selected Books on Engineering Education in Britain

    Education and Training in Other Countries

    9. History and Biography

    Dewey Class: 620.9

    History

    Bibliographies

    The Newcomen Society

    Selected Books

    Biography

    Finding Biographical Information

    Selected Books

    10. Mechanical Engineering

    Dewey Class: 621

    Reference Books

    Dictionaries

    Organizations

    11. Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications, and Computer Engineering

    Dewey Classes: 621.3, 621.38, 621.381 95

    Reference Works and Handbooks

    Government Publications

    Dictionaries

    Language Dictionaries

    Selected Periodicals

    Abstracts

    Organizations

    Computers

    Bibliography

    Abstracts

    Reference Works

    Dictionaries and Handbooks

    Organizations

    Selected Books

    12. Gas Engineering; Internal Combustion Engineering

    Dewey Classes: 621.324, 621.43

    Bibliographies

    Reference Books

    Multilingual Dictionary and Glossary

    Periodical

    Organizations

    13. Nuclear Engineering

    Dewey Class: 621.48

    Dictionaries

    Language Dictionaries and Glossaries

    Reference Works

    Periodicals

    Abstracts

    Organizations

    14. Production Engineering

    Dewey Class: 621.9

    Bibliographies

    Handbooks

    Directories

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodicals

    Government Publications

    Organizations

    15. Mining Engineering and Metallurgy

    Dewey Classes: 622, 669, 671,672

    Information Guides

    Reference Works

    Dictionaries and Glossaries

    Language Dictionaries

    Encyclopedias

    Periodicals

    Organizations

    Selected Books on Metallurgy for Engineers

    16. Shipbuilding, Naval Architecture, and Marine Engineering

    Dewey Classes: 623.81, 623.87

    Directories

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodicals

    Organizations

    Classification Societies

    Selected Textbooks

    17. CM, Structural, Railway, Sanitary, and Municipal Engineering

    Dewey Classes: 624, 625, 627, 628

    Reference Works

    Dictionary

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodicals

    Government Publication

    Organizations

    Railway Engineering

    Reference Books

    Language Dictionaries

    Organization

    18. Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Automobile Engineering, and Control Engineering

    Dewey Classes: 629.1, 629.2, 629.4, 629.8

    Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics

    Bibliographies

    Handbooks

    Dictionaries

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodicals

    Abstracts

    Organizations

    Automobile Engineering

    Reference Books

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodicals

    Organizations

    Control Engineering

    Handbooks

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodicals

    19. Chemical Engineering, Fuels, and Petroleum

    Dewev Classes: 660, 662, 665.5

    Chemical Engineering

    Bibliographies

    Reference Books

    Dictionary

    Language Dictionaries

    Encyclopedias

    Periodicals

    Organizations

    Fuels and Petroleum

    Handbooks

    Dictionaries

    Language Dictionaries

    Periodical

    Organizations

    20. Agricultural Engineering

    Dewey Class: 631.3

    Careers in and Education for Agricultural Engineering

    National College of Agricultural Engineering

    Reference Books

    British Standards

    Periodical

    Organizations

    Name Index

    Subject Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159683

About the Author

S. A. J. Parsons

About the Editor

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

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