EEC 247 Advanced Semiconductor Devices

by Melinda M. Livas, Ruth Gustafson – November 12, 2021

This course guide is designed to assist EEC 247  (Advanced Semiconductor Devices) graduate students in effectively using library resources and services to find scientific literature. This guide also provides helpful information in the Quick Links section about the using VPN (Pulse Secure),  inter-library loan, and other useful things.

NEWS FLASH!!!   The UC Libraries now have access again to nearly all Elsevier journals – many of which are important for electrical and computer engineering.   See the new Elsevier agreement (implemented April 1, 2021) information at:


DID YOU KNOW?  Shields Library is open – Check out real-time number of people in the building for the open hours @

More about the UCD Libraries during COVID time at

Melinda M Livas

Student Services
Student Services Librarian


In this Guide:

  • UC Library Search: UCD Library Catalog setting

    UC Library Search, the new Library catalog includes all of the UC library collections.  This setting is specific for the UC Davis libraries including (for the first time) the holdings of the Law Library. If you Sign in (on the top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

The following sources will also help you find books (online and print) available at UCD:

Access Engineering (McGraw Hill)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering books (Taylor & Francis incl. ENGnetBASE)

Use the UCD Library Catalog to locate items in print, online or in streaming media or more from UC Davis libraries.

UCD Library Search 

The Library Catalog tells you what the UC Davis library owns, what the call number is, where it is located, and whether or not it is checked out.  If there is an ebook that we subscribe to, the link will be in the catalog.

Some Library of Congress subject headings of interest:  Semiconductors ; bioelectronics ; optoelectronic devices ; organic electronics ;  photonic crystals ; quantum dots ; field effect transistors ; nanoelectronics ; nanostructutured materials ;  spintronics

NEED a PRINT ONLY ITEM AND CANNOT COME TO CAMPUS?  We’ll ship it to you!  The UCD Libraries have a COVID-time-only FREE shipping service in place.   Just click on the INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link from the item you need and we’ll mail the whole item to you.  Make sure you have your correct address listed, when prompted.

ONLY NEED a chapter or an article from a PRINT ONLY ITEM?  Our FREE scanning service is opened up for undergraduates during COVID TIME.  Use the same INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link but make a note of the specific chapter/article you need and include as much info as you can, especially page numbers, if available.

COVID TIME DUE DATES EXTENSION:    For any items “checked out, due dates are being extended indefinitely. If you are in the [UCD] area and would like to return materials, you can deposit returns via the remote book drops or at Shields or Blaisdell Medical Library. Materials may also be mailed back at no cost to you. Contact for additional instructions and to receive a postage-paid mailing label.”

  • Understanding Call Numbers

    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004

    Library of Congress Classification Outline

    Lists the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification.  Explore the Q area for Science and T area for Technology.

WorldCat Catalog

OCLC catalog: millions of records for books, journal titles and materials in other formats from approximately 12,000 libraries worldwide.  Coverage: 1000 A.D. to the present.


Search the HathiTrust Digital Libary for access to a vast array of scholarly content.