Electrical and Computer Engineering: Books, Reports & Dissertations

Resources in electrical engineering, electronics and computer engineering

Requesting Books from Summit

When you find an item in the catalog that has a Find & Request link, then the book or video is checked out or not in our collection.

  • First, sign in to the catalog for borrowing privileges at Summit;
  • You can request the book by clicking on Find & Request, then select Request from Summit (a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho);
  • It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit;
  • When your item is available for check out at the 1st floor Circulation Desk, you will be notified by PSU email.

Requesting Items through ILL

If a book you need for your research is not available in our collection or Summit, we can get it for you! Just request it through interlibrary loan. Please note: it can take up to 12 days to receive a book through interlibrary loan.


We collect eBooks whenever possible. You can narrow the search results to eBooks only" in a catalog search. On the left side of the results page, under Show Only, click on PSU Online Resources.

Technical Reports

Government Information

Dissertations and Theses

Find Books Using Subject Headings and Call Numbers

Subject Headings
Subject headings allow you to search library catalogs for materials on a particular topic. Often subject heading searching can be more productive than searching by simple keywords. Listed here are some major subject headings of interest for research in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Copies of the complete set of the Library of Congress Subject Headings are available at the reference desk in the library.

Computer Engineering
Computer Systems
Electric Engineering
Electric Power Systems

Call Numbers
Browsing the library shelves by call number ranges is another strategy for locating information on a topic; call numbers can help you get to the "right neighborhood" in the library stacks. TK is the call number for electrical and computer engineering. QA75-80 is the call number range for computer science.