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.
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.
|Control theory||Electromagnetic theory|
|Nonlinear control theory|
|Computer network architectures||Electrooptics|
|Signal theory (Telecommunication)||Robots -- Error detection and recovery|
|Electric Cuircuits||Semiconductor switches|
|Electronic circuits||Electric switchgear|
|Radar circuits||Image processing|
|Microwave circuits||Computer vision|
|Microwave integrated circuits||Optical data processing|
|Integrated circuits -- Very large scale integration|
|Imaging systems in
|Error-correcting codes (Information theory)|
|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|
|Detectors (use for "Sensors")|
|Stochastic processes||Electric power system stability|
|Systems engineering||Electric power systems -- Control|
|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.