Howdy! This guide provides information about our chemical engineering information resources available at the University Libraries.
Please contact me for individual consultation, group instruction, library purchase recommendations, and suggestions for this guide.
Be sure to check the chemical engineering class guides if you are working on a class assignment.
This software not only allows you to store and manage citations downloaded from databases and other sources, but works with word processing software (e.g., Word) to properly format your citations.
Please see the our Standards Guide for additional information about searching and accessing standards. You can learn more about standards and their importance at the following websites: Why Standards Matter, The Role of Standards in Engineering and Technology, and Standards Education.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
If you are new to a topic, a brief definition or encyclopedia article may be the place to start. Kirk-Othmer and Ullmann's are excellent places to learn about chemical processes and chemicals.
Handbooks are a great place for property data, constants, or related material. Below are a few handbooks, please see the Handbooks/Books tab above for many more.
Databases - Searching the journal literature
Search these resources to locate journal articles, conference papers, and other literature on a particular topic. Once you find an article you like, click the "Find Text @ TAMU" button within the database to obtain the full-text or request through our Get It For Me service. NOTE: If you already have a citation to a particular article, you'll use our "e-Journals" search to check online access or LibCat for print. Please see the Journals/Databases tab above for many more databases.
Patents can be a great source of technical and design information, but the patent literature can be challenging to search. Below are links to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Google Patents (U.S. Patents), and Espacenet (European Patent Office). Please see our Patents Resource Guide for more information about searching the patent literature or contact me for assistance.
Please feel free to contact me at any time via email, phone or in-person. In addition to Evans Library Room 111J, I can also be found in Chemistry Building Room 117 on the following days/times during the Fall and Spring semesters:
Thursday 10:00 am - Noon
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The following are a few trade magazines containing chemical industry news and developments.