Engineering applies the principles of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to the solution of practical problems and the design devices. Above all, engineers are problem solvers.
Engineering has traditionally been grouped into the sub disciplines of chemical, civil, electrical and electronic, industrial, and mechanical engineering and material sciences. With the emergence of newer sub-fields (such as aerospace, biological and biomedical. environmental, and nanotechnology and nuclear engineering) that overlap with other science, social science, and even humanities disciplines, the scope of engineering has become enormous.
Most important literature for engineering: Journals, Conference Proceedings, Patents, Standards, Technical Reports and Books. The best ways to find information for engineering are: using indexes and abstracts at Rutgers University Libraries and searching Google Scholar.
Rutgers University does not have a separate engineering library. The engineering collections are mainly hosted at the Library of Science and Medicine with some subject related collections at the Physics Library, Chemistry Library and Mathematical Sciences Library on Busch campus in New Brunswick, John Cotton Dana Library in Newark, and Paul Robeson Library in Camden.
For engineering disciplines, the Rutgers University Libraries are attempting to build a research lever collection. The collection covers all disciplines and sub-disciplines in engineering. The materials are in English language only and cover all counties with well developed technologies. The estimated size of engineering collections at Rutgers Libraries is about 40,000 volumes monographs, 700 current journal and standing order subscriptions and dozen of online index and abstract databases.
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