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Key databases: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Useful shelf numbers

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme whereby each subject is represented by a number.

You wil find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter  D  and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name. 

Here are some useful shelfmarks.

D 333.7 Renewable energy

D 532 Fluid mechanics

D 621 Mechanical engineering (general)

D 621.8 Machine engineering

D 629.1 Aerospace engineering

D 629.4 Astronautics

D 629.892 Robotics 

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