Discover and the Library Catalog are the main databases to find books. This box highlight the differences between the databases and make some suggestions for search these sources.
Discover is the Blume Library's portal search. It includes books and eBooks but searchers will also find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, encyclopedia articles, government publications, and videos. I recommend this search for engineering books.
One way to locate books: 1) search for your topic and 2) limit your search to Monographs.
Another way: Limit to eBooks from "Source Types" section.
The Library Catalog includes books owned by the Blume Library and the Law Library. The Library Catalog mainly includes print books but retrieves a with a substantial number of eBooks as well. I suggest using the Library Catalog when you want to limit yourself to print books. It also offers the best way to browse by call number. You can also use your Rattler card number, under "My Library", to see a list of the books you already have checked out.
You may want to browse the online collection and the physical collection by call number. Browsing is a good way to find books that you weren't aware of.
The two main areas for engineering are Ts (engineering) and the QAs (computer science) in the Library of Congress (LoC) classification system.