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Industrial Technology at Missoula College: Research Help


This guide will get you started in your research. Please contact us with questions or for in-depth help with your projects and assignments!

Come to the library to check out course reserve items, books, videos, calculators and laptops.

You can also print, scan and photocopy at the library.


OneSearch provides access to materials available through the Mansfield Library and the libraries of fifteen other colleges and universities in Montana. It replaces the online catalog and searches the contents of many databases in addition to print and electronic holdings.

Reserve a Group Study Room

Reserve a Room

The Mansfield Library at Missoula College has three group study rooms. The Loft space holds ten students and has cable television and a dvd/vcr. The Quiet Study Room on the east side of the library holds six and has a dvd/vcr. The Work Room next to the photocopy area holds eight students and has a dvd/vcr.

Suggested Library Resources for Industrial Technology

The Department of Industrial Technology offers programs in Sustainable Construction, Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Diesel Technology, Facilities Management, Heavy Equipment Operation, Precision Machine Technology and Welding. The library provides resources both online and in print to support these programs.

Finding Books and Other Items in the Library

Many items in the library are arranged by call number (the number on the sticker on the spine of the item). Books are downstairs and media are up in the loft. Try browsing the call numbers in these ranges for Industrial Technology:

  • Soldering and Welding Equipment: 621.977
  • Riveting and Welding: 623.8432
  • Metalworking: 671
  • Welding: 671.52-672.52
  • Building and Green Building Materials: 691
  • Carpentry and Wood Construction: 694
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning: 697

The library also has some journals in print, though most are available only online. Current issues are kept in the rack against the wall, and past issues are behind the books.

  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Home Shop Machinist
  • Journal of Light Construction
  • Machinists Workshop
  • Make
  • Motor Trend
  • Nuts and Volts
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Popular Science
  • Science News
  • Technology Review
  • This Old House
  • Welding Journal

Ask Us! We're Here to Help

Visit the Payne Family Library at Missoula College from 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday. You may also visit the reference desk at the mountain campus library from 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

Call the Payne Family Library at Missoula College at (406) 243-7820 or contact the reference desk at the mountain campus library at (406) 243-6866.

Email a UM Librarian; you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.

 Chat with a librarian by using the Chat box in the lower right corner of the screen.

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Research Workshops

Mansfield Library Workshop Schedule

Our workshops cover topics such as literature reviews, research skills, technology, citation management, and much more!