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CE 101: Books

Civil Engineering 101 Course Guide

Searching for books

Use OneSearch to find books on your project or the type of building (e.g. Tunnels). Use this information in the INTRODUCTION  of your paper

Books present the "big picture." 

Books that are online can be accessed from anywhere via your BeachID. If you find a print book in our collection, you can visit the library to check it out or request delivery to the Lockers outside the front door of the library. You will receive a QR code and access code to retrieve your item 24/7. Books are kept there for 96 hours. 

You can also request print copies of books not available at CSULB but in another CSU campus. The book will be delivered to the locker with an email to you with the QR cide.

Here are some videos on how to use OneSearch



OneSearch: Everything

Finding Books

Do a key word search on the specific building, project or issue:


  • Hoover dam
  • Three gorges dam
  • Channel tunnel

You can also search for books on the type of building:

  • Tunnels
  • Bridges 
  • Dams