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Civil and Environmental Engineering: How to Use Library Resources

Using MinerQuest or Classic Catalog

UTEP Library homepage provides link to both MinerQuest and Classic Catalog (online).

MinerQuest is a comprehensive search tool supported by EBSCO. Classic Catalog, also known as Nugget, is another option to search our entire library holding. 

If you're looking for anything the library owns, you have the option of using either MinerQuest or Classic Catalog to perform your search.

MinerQuest (EDS) Search Example

Basic search enables one to search information by keywords, author or title. Advanced search provides "Refine Results" option to narrow one's search results. 


Click on a title for abstract and accessibility information:

Use "Refine Results" on left column to limit search results:

Classic Catalog Search Examples

Searches may be performed by Keywords, Subject, Author, Title, etc.  Note that many searches can be limited by material type, location, etc.  Records may be e-mailed, or saved as appropriate.      

Keyword:        Engineering and problem solving

Subject:           Engineering ethics

Author:            Baura, Gail D.

Title:                Investigation of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkways collapse

Please Note:  Records are brief and do not always include a TOC or Google Preview.  Please note the call #, retrieve it and examine its TOC to determine its usefulness. Items located on Main Stacks can be checked out at the Access Services desk with valid UTEP IDs.


Choose a title from the list for more information. For print books, please use call #s to locate them.

For e-books, please use access links.

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