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UMass Amherst Libraries

Chemical Engineering

Find Chemical Engineering books on the library shelves

Find Library Materials by Call Number

The Libraries catalog provides a call number and location for each item. The call number consists of an alphanumeric string based on the Library of Congress classification system. View an example of how to read a call number. Materials on Chemistry reside primarily in the QD call number area. Materials on Chemical Technology reside in the TP range. Specific topics follow.

QD 1-999 Chemistry
QD 1-65 General
QD 71-142 Analytical
QD 146-197 Inorganic
QD 241-441 Organic
QD 415-436 Biochemistry
QD 450-801 Physical and Theoretical
QD 901-999 Crystallography

Related call number areas: TP1-1185 Chemical technology
TP155-156 Chemical engineering
TP200-248 Chemicals: Manufacture, use, etc.
TP248.13-248.65 Biotechnology
TP250-261 Industrial electrochemistry
TP267.5-301 Explosives and pyrotechnics
TP315-360 Fuel
TP368-456 Food processing and manufacture
TP480-498 Low temperature engineering. Cryogenic engineering. Refrigeration
TP500-660 Fermentation industries. Beverages. Alcohol
TP670-699 Oils, fats, and waxes
TP690-692.5 Petroleum refining. Petroleum products
TP700-746 Illuminating industries (Nonelectric)
TP751-762 Gas industry
TP785-869 Clay industries. Ceramics. Glass
TP875-888 Cement industries
TP890-933 Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing, etc.
TP934-945 Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc.
TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture

Scaffolding Information

To gather background information about a topic try an encyclopedia.


General Databases:

  • Academic Search Premier  A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP  Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.