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 available 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.
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 Tandon 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.
The following are a non exhaustive list of subject headings that are used by the Library of Congress and relevant to researchers in ECE. NYU uses the Library of Congress system for its catalog.