Materials engineering: Browsing

This guide presents selected reference and research resources for Materials Engineering

Understanding call numbers

A call number (the number placed on the spine of the book) is a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subject.

For example:

"Mechanical vibration by H. Benaroya, 2004" is located at 620.3 B456M 2004.

  • The 620.3 number represents the subject of the book. It is vibration in this case.
  • The first letter-and-number section (B456) represents the author's last name. The last letter (i.e. M) represent the first letter of the title.
  • The 2004 represents the year of publication.

Location of print items

Catalogue record: Holdings infomation

  1. Location: Hargrave-Andrew Library
    Call number: 620.3 B456M 2004
    Spine label reads:
    H 620.3
    The book is shelved in the main book collection which is on the Second level of the Hargrave-Andrew Library
  2. Location: Hargrave-Andrew Library Standards
    The material is shelved on the First level, Standard collection.
  3. Location: Hargrave-Andrew Library Multimedia
    The material is shelved on the First level, Multimedia collection.
  4. Location: Hargrave-Andrew Library Maps
    The material is shelved on the First level, Map Room
  5. Location: Hargrave-Andrew Library Reference
    The material is shelved on the First level, Reference collection.
  6. Location: Hargrave-Andrew Library Theses
    The material is shelved on the Ground level, Compactus Units

Please write down the Call Number and ask the Loans Desk staff for assistance

Call numbers - browsing the shelves

Most Monash University libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use Search, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves for titles in Materials Engineering and related areas . Much of the collection is now electronic and this should be remembered when browsing shelves.

List of call numbers

Number Subject
620.1 Engineering mechanics and materials
620.11 Materials science
620.112 Properties of materials
621 Applied physics
621.36 Applied optics and paraphotic phenomena;
621.3692 Fibre optics
621.3815 Electronic components and circuits
666 Ceramic and allied technologies
668.4 Plastics
668.9 Polymers
669 Metallurgy
671.3 Mechanical working of metal;
672 Iron, steel, other iron alloys;
673 Nonferrous metals
674 Wood, wood products
676 Pulp & paper technology
677 Textiles
678 Elastomers and elastomer products
681.4 Optical testing
808.02-808.06 Essay, reports and technical writing