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Electronics and Computer Science (ECS): Books

Key Locations

Key locations for titles of interest to Electronics & Computer Science students are listed here. 

Call Number     Subject     
Q General Science
QA Mathematics
QA 76 Computer Science
TK Electrical & Electronic Engineering

These can be found on Level 3 of the Library.

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton

Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations

  • a limited number of these are held in the library
  • for most subject areas students should ask at their Faculty Office for access
  • there are more details about finding theses available

NEW e-Book Collections

  • IEEE/Wiley Frontlist 2017 
  • MIT Ebook Library 
  • Morgan & Claypool Computer & Information Sciences Collection (CIS) on WebCat and IEEE
  • Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering  & Computer Science
    • Biomedical Engineering Collection One
    • Biomedical Engineering Collection Two
    • Biomedical Engineering Collection Three
    • General Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics Collection One
    • General Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics Collection Two
    • General Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics Collection Three
    • Signal Processing & Communications Collection One
    • Signal Processing & Communications Collection Two
    • Signal Processing & Communications Collection Three

​​Synthesis Series

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Semantic Web: Theory and Technology
    • Go to IEEE pages and
    • select Browse books and ebooks
    • select By publisher & make choice
    • For M&C select tab Synthesis - complete collections - 1, 2, 3 for the above and 

Synthesis series 

  • lectures on Ai & machine learning
  • lectures on the semantic web : theory and technology

Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

  • Is the book out on loan? - Place a hold
  • Is the book at another library site? - Place a hold
  • Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library
  • Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.

Call Numbers Explained

When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

The call number will usually look something like these examples:

TK 2380.45 GAR 

306.47 GEL 

B OCEAN (Physical) Kna 

Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.

The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.

Top eBooks

How to use eBooks

Interactive tutorials using examples from major eBook providers:

A complete list of our eBook collections is available, as well as information on access and passwords.

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