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Faculty from all departments are active in multiple research centers on campus including the Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration (CECR); the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation (HMS); the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab; the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME); the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS); the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM); the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB); the Penn Center for Bioinformatics (PCBi); the Penn Center for Energy Innovation (Pennergy); the Penn Center for Molecular Discovery (PCMD); the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI); the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS); the Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE); Penn Research in Machine Learning (PRiML); the ViDi Center; and the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.

Collection Description

Print engineering and computer science materials are primarily located in the following LC Classification ranges: Q (mathematics and science), R (medicine), and T (technology). Current materials are located on the third floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Older materials are located in the Library Research Annex (LIBRA). Related print subject materials are located at the Math/Physics/AstronomyChemistryBiomedicalDental, and Veterinary Libraries.

A full range of electronic resources are available through the Engineering Collection page.


Doing Research

Please use the Engineering Collection page as a comprehensive starting point for your research.