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CHE 1311/1411L Introduction to Chemical Engineering

An introduction to chemical engineering resources in the Library and information to help with your course projects.


This guide provides an introduction to Library resources for chemical and materials engineering students. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Important Links

Important Reference Works for Chemical Engineering

The Library has many books, journals, and databases for chemical and materials engineering research. The two items listed below are widely known and frequently used by chemical engineers. Get to know them!

About OneSearch

OneSearch is the Library's all purpose search interface. OneSearch brings in search results (books, articles, more) from the Library Catalog and most of our databases. OneSearch is still under development and has some quirks. Take a look at our OneSearch FAQ to learn more.

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IMPORTANT!  OneSearch does not actually search everything. OneSearch does NOT search Compendex, our primary engineering database, and it does not search the full text of other important engineering resources such as IEEE Xplore or Knovel.

Featured links showing databases linkGo ahead and try OneSearch, but for most of your engineering research you will have better results if you use one of the databases recommended for your major. Look for the Databases link in the Featured Links area of the Library homepage.