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Machining Technology - LSC-North Harris


Starting Point

  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.  
    • computer aided design or CAD
    • CNC
    • CAD/CAM
    • steel alloy

Browse the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology located in Reference:  REF Q 121 .M3 2002.

Research Databases

Find e-books, streaming videos, and articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

Machining periodicals found in the Research Databases:


Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.


Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter search terms.
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Search the Library Catalog

 Keyword Anywhere:


Library Catalog Video Tutorials



Most books on machining can be found on the TJ 1160 through TJ 1189 section of the shelves on the third floor of the library.

Periodicals in Print

  • Engineering Design Graphics Journal
  • Journal of Engineering Technology
  • Modern Steel Construction

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