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Materials Science and Engineering: Plastics and Polymers

Subject guide for materials science and engineering

Locating Books

To locate books on your topic, use the UCSLibrary Search (https:// 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.

  • QC 173.4 - Solid state physics  including Polymer physics
    • QC 173.4 .L55 - Physics of liquid crystals
    • QC 173.4 .P65 - Physical properties of polymers
  • QD 196 - Inorganic polymers
  • QD 281 .P6 - Chemistry of polymerization
  • QD 380-388 - Polymer chemistry
  • RS 201 - Drug delivery systems (including polymeric materials)
  • TA 455 .P5-P55 - "Polymeric materials
  • TP 156 .P6 - Industrial polymerization
  • TP 1080-1185  Plastics and polymers technology
    • TP 1180 .A-Z - Specific polymers (alphabetically by name)

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