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Electrical and Computer Engineering: Books

Choosing a Catalog

For book searching, there are several options in terms of search tools or catalogs.

If what's needed is more or less immediate access to any reputable source on a given topic, a subject search in the library catalog of NYU, BobCat, will show the titles availabe in those collections.

In those cases where what is required is a specific title or a more exhaustive survey of the existing literature on a topic, WorldCat, the catalog of The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), is the best available tool.

Searching Strategies: Exploratory Searching Using Subject Terms

PolyCat, BobCat and WorldCat all use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to classify materials by their subject matter. This system allows them to group together materials on the same subject whether or not the texts themselves use the same vocabulary. Using the catalog's terminology in subject searches can be an efficient way to pull together all the resources relevant to your search into a single list. Below is a list of LCSH terms likely to be useful to NYU Poly Computer Science students and researchers.

When you come across a catalog record for something relevant to your project or interest, look in the subject field (see Related Subjects in record below) for LCSH terminology you can use to formulate subsequent searches and find other relevant sources.


Select Library of Congress Subject Headings in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering

Control theory Electromagnetic theory
Nonlinear control theory  
  Electromagnetic waves
Estimation theory Microwaves
  Radio waves
Computer architecture  
Computer network architectures Electrooptics
  Fiber optics
Signal detection  
Signal processing Robots
Signal theory (Telecommunication) Robots -- Error detection and recovery
Electric Cuircuits Semiconductor switches
Electronic circuits Electric switchgear
Printed circuits  
Radar circuits Image processing
Microwave circuits Computer vision
Microwave integrated circuits Optical data processing
Integrated circuits -- Very large scale integration  
  Information theory
Imaging systems in
Error-correcting codes (Information theory)
Diagnostic imaging  
  Electric power systems
Local area networks (Computer networks)  
Metropolitan area networks (Computer networks) Asymptotic distribution (Probability theory)
Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing Distribution (Probability theory)
Coputer networks -- Security measures Limit theorems (Probability theory)
Radio -- packet transmission Mixture distributions (Probability theory)
Computer networks Uniform distribution (Probability theory)
Data transmission systems  
Wireless communication systems Systems engineering
Digital communications Large scale systems
  Linear systems
Detectors (use for "Sensors")  
Stochastic processes Electric power system stability
Systems engineering Electric power systems -- Control
System theory  
Transients (Electricity) Digital control systems
  Feedback control systems
Pulsed power systems Adaptive control systems
Electric power distribution  
Electric power transmission Nanotechnology
Radio frequency identification systems  
Microwave communication systems  







The library has a growing collection of e-books in the field of electrical and computer engineering. Not all of these books are listed in PolyCat; you must search for them in the databases that contain e-books. More information on e-books.