Collection Development Policy for Electrical and Computer Engineering

General policies and principles for the Library's collections are stated in the General Collection Development Policy

Purpose of the Collection

Collection activity in electrical and computer engineering is to support the instructional curriculum and research activity in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Academic Department/Program Description

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers two undergraduate majors: the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Graduate degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels are offered with an emphasis in computer engineering, electronics and photonics, and communications and signal processing. The Department works with several related research organizations including the California Nanosystems Institute, Institute for Energy Efficiency, Center for Energy Efficient Materials, and Solid State Lighting and Energy Center. 

Subject Parameters

Departmental research focuses on:

  • Computers and digital systems
  • Control systems
  • Communications
  • Computer engineering
  • Device fabrication
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronics
  • Electro-optics
  • Physics and fabrication of electronic and photonic devices
  • Signal processing
  • VLSI design

Materials purchased in electrical and computer engineering support the research and curriculum needs of the department and are generally current English language resources. Preference is given to electronic formats due to space considerations in the library as well as convenience of access.

Because the budget for serials is fully committed, new subscriptions are considered only if an equivalent dollar amount of existing local subscriptions can be cancelled.

Systemwide and Other Resources

In order to maximize our purchasing power, the vast majority of materials selected for electrical and computer engineering are purchased consortially with other UC campuses.  These include:

  • Databases, including Compendex Plus, IEEE Xplore, INSPEC, and Web of Science.
  • Monographs, including titles from Elsevier, Safari Tech Books, SPIE Digital Library, Springer, and Wiley.
  • Serials, including titles from Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.

Author: Andrea L. Duda
Policy Last Updated: March 2015