To locate books on your topic, use the UCSLibrary Search (https://https://search.library.ucsb.edu/discovery/search?vid=01UCSB_INST%3AUCSB&lang=en/). As a starting point, use a keyword search on the likely terms. You are unlikely to find references to a specific plastics and polymersl, but may be able to find useful books on classes of materials. If the more specific subject fails, use the Browse Search option, select browse by Subject, and browse the subject headings "Plastics" or "Polymers" themselves. Note that browsing by call number on the shelves will miss our extensive collection of electronic books; however, you can browse by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers and see both e-book and print book listings.