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Subject guide for chemical engineering


The Chemical Engineering  subject guide provides information on locating books, articlesand other useful information for students and researchers in chemical engineering.

What is Chemical Engineering?

"A branch of engineering concerned with the application of chemistry to industrial processes, and involving esp. the design, operation, and maintenance of equipment used to carry out chemical processes on an industrial scale." - Oxford English Dictionary

"Chemical engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and other natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop economic ways of using materials and energy for the benefit of mankind." - Definition of the Profession, Constittution of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)


Distillation plant


Distillation plant, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons


This guide will direct you to the best sources for doing library research in Chemical Engineering.

Table of Contents:

          Tools to find books in the UCSB Library, other UC libraries, and libraries around the world.

          Tools to find journal articles and other documents (e.g. conference papers, dissertations, etc.)

  • Web Sites - Useful websites for students and researchers.

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