Maag Library provides access to Chemical Engineering books, journals and data through print and online resources. The specific resources listed below are a portion of what is available through the library. For individualized assistance, contact the Science and Engineering Librarian; for general assistance Ask a Librarian!
Use these encyclopedias, dictionaries and almanacs for background information about Chemical Engineering or for definitions and general information.
- Concise Encyclopedia of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ref QD415.A25 B713 1997
- Comprehensive Toxicology Ref RA1199 .C648 1997
- Dictionary of Engineering Acronyms and Abbreviations Ref T11 .K43 1994
Part A identifies acronyms and abbreviations used in science and engineering. Part B identifies periodical title abbreviations.
- Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Ref TP9 .E685
- Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry Ref QD 39.3 .E46 E53 1998
- Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition Ref TX349 .E63 2003x
- Encyclopedia of Microbiology Ref QR9 .E53 2000x
- Encyclopedia of Virology Ref QR358 .E53 1994
- Encyclopedic Dictionary of Chemical Technology Ref TP9 .N64
- Engineering Formulas Ready Ref TA151 .G4713 2006 (Ask at the Reference Desk)
Pocket guide to mathematical and technical formulas.
- The Engineering Handbook Ref TA151 .E424 1996
A reference source for all fields of engineering. In addition to data and formulas, it defines theories and concepts and their application to the field of engineering.
- Facts on File Dictonary of Chemistry Ref QD5 .F33 1999
- Gardner’s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Ref TP9 .G286 1994
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry Ref QD4 .M33 1997
- Magill’s Survey of Science. Applied Science Series Ref TA145 .M298 1993
- Oxford Reference : Physical Sciences and Mathematics Off-Campus Access
- Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia Ref Q121 .V3 2002
- Wiley Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology TP368.2 .E62 2000
- The Wiley Engineer’s Desk Reference : a Concise Guide for the Professional Engineer Ref TA151 .H424 1998
Includes mathematics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, energy sources and the design process.
Other reference materials include sources for fast facts, formulas, handbooks, and manuals for specific subjects. These items are used as reference sources; they are not materials that one would typically read from front to back cover.
- Chemical Formulary Ref TP 151 .B35
- Chemical Processing Handbook [Electronic book] Off-Campus Access
- Comprehensive Composite Materials Ref TA418.9.C6 C6344 2000
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Ref QD65 .H3 2008/2009
- Handbook of Industrial Engineering Ref T56.23 .H36 1982
- Inventing and Patenting Sourcebook Ref T 339 .I5
- Materials Handbook : a Concise Desktop Reference [Electronic Book] Off-Campus Access
- Materials Handbook: an Encyclopedia for Managers, Technical Professionals, . . . Ref TA403 .B75 1997
- Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals Ref RS51 .M4 1996
- Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook Ref TP151 .P45 2008
- Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers Ref TP151 .R85 2002
- Rules of Thumb for Engineers and Scientists Ref Q 199 .F57 1991
- Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Foods [Electronic book]
- Smithells’ Metals Reference Book Ref TN 671 .S55 1992
- Timetables of Technology Ref T 15 .B73 1993
Books can be found through MaagNet, the Maag Library online catalog, or through the OhioLINK Catalog, which locates items available at other OhioLINK institutions. These OhioLINK items can be requested and delivered to Maag Library for pickup.
Not certain about a topic? Finding materials by using Library of Congress Subject Headings could get you started; here are some topic suggestions:
- Biochemical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Chemical plants
- Chemical processes
- Chemistry, Technical
- Gas engineering
- Molding (Chemical technology)
- Polymer engineering
- Recycle operations (Chemical technology)
Browsing for Books
Chemical Engineering resources are located throughout the library; items in the Reference Room, Serials (journals) or in the circulating collection are all arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Once a useful book or journal is located in one of these areas, use that same call number to locate information on the same or similar topics in other areas of the library. See Call Numbers, Location, and Building Guide for assistance. Some of the call numbers where Chemical Engineering information can be found includes:
Chemical Engineering Terms with Related Call Number Ranges
|Biotechnology||TP 248.13 – 248.65|
|Cement industries||TP 875 – 888|
|Chemical engineering||TP 155 – 156|
|Chemicals: Manufacture, uses, and such||TP 200 – 248|
|Clay, Ceramics, Glass||TP 785 – 869|
|Cryogenic engineering, Refrigeration||TP 480 – 498|
|Explosives and pyrotechnics||TP 267.5 – 301|
|Fermentation industries, Beverages||TP 500 – 660|
|Food processing and manufacture||TP 368 – 456|
|Fuel||TP 315 – 360|
|Gas industry||TP 751 – 762|
|Industrial electrochemistry||TP 250 – 261|
|Non-electric illuminating industries||TP 700 – 746|
|Oils, fats, and waxes||TP 670 – 699|
|Paints, pigments, varnishes, and such||TP 934 – 945|
|Petroleum refining and products||TP 690 – 692.5|
|Polymers and polymer manufacture||TP 1080 – 1185|
|Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing, and such||TP 890 – 933|
In addition to print monographs some full-text, scholarly, scientific monographs may be found through the Electronic Book Center (EBC) using Library of Congress Subject headings or such keyword search terms as “Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, or Pharmacology.”
Finding Dissertations and Theses
The following databases may be used to search for related dissertations and theses published within the state, across the country, and world-wide. As with most research databases access to these two databases is available to current YSU faculty, students and staff from off campus via off-campus OhioLink access.
- Dissertation Abstracts
Provides citations and abstracts to theses and dissertations to colleges and universities in North America and Europe. (While some dissertations may be available through Interlibrary Loan, this is not always the case. Not all holding libraries loan dissertations and theses through ILL. In some instances there may be a fee.)
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD)
Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students from participating Ohio colleges and universities.
Chemical Engineering articles are available in print and electronic sources. The information below will help decide where to begin searching for articles.
Articles in Print
- Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
Full-text journals from OhioLINK electronic journal subscriptions. Currently includes over 6000 scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines. To best benefit from this database, use the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Category.
- EI Engineering Village
Search Compendex and Historical Compendex through this new site and interface. Compendex is a comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database, the electronic equivalent of the print Engineering Index
Supplies full text articles from the very first volume to the last 3-5 years for approximately 240 titles in arts and
sciences. Use the Advanced Search to select the subcategory, “History of science and technology.”
- Science Citation Index Expanded or ISI Web of Science
Current information as well as backfiles to 1900 are found in full text on the Web of Science. ISI Citation Databases include bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. It is indexed so that the researcher can look for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Additionally, it is possible to search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
- SciFinder Scholar
There is a one-time required account registration with a confirmation delay before the database can be accessed.
SciVerse Scopus contains comprehensive indexing for the scientific, technical, and medical sciences.
These databases provide a starting point for research. To see other available databases, visit the Research Databases page.
For additional assistance in finding journals available through Maag Library, use the Maag Journal Finder. You can search for a specific journal by title or ISSN or browse the Chemical Technology sub-category under the Technology heading.
Chemical Engineering Reviews
The links below provide access to Chemical Engineering resources on the Internet.
Compound database showing structures, molecular formulae, CAS register numbers, chemical names and synonyms, physical properties and other links. Requires registration, but is free.
- NASA Technical Reports Server
This resource provides access to NASA’s current and historical technical literature since its first releases in 1994, including approximately 500K aerospace related citations, 90K full-text online documents, and 111K images and videos. Among the information types are conference papers, images, journal articles, photos, meeting papers, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Materials Measurement Laboratory
Provides links to product and materials research and reports.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Chemistry WebBook
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET)
- National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce containing all reports required of researchers under government contract.
- Periodic Table Live! (The Chemical Education Digital Library)
- Process and Control Today
Select the Chemistry and Material Sciences Collection and choose from various sub-categories in either Chemistry or Material Science to search for journal articles within specialized fields. Or, click BROWSE on the navigation bar to search among other resources.
- Thermodex: An Index of Selected Thermodynamic and Physical Property Resources
- U. S. Patent and Trademark Office
- YSU Department of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
- Material Safety Data Sheets, Cornell University, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
- Material Safety Data Sheets, Oklahoma State University, Department of Health and Safety
- National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS): Solvent Database
Societies and Organizations
- American Chemical Society, Division of Biochemical Technology
- American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education
- American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
- American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Toxicology
- American Chemical Society, Division of Energy and Fuels
- American Chemical Society, Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
- American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry
- American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- American Society for Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division
- Institution of Chemical Engineers
- Materials Research Society (MRS)