Chemical Engineering Guide

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Key Resources

  • Scopus
    Scopus, a new multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information and provides access to over 66 million abstracts dating back to 1966.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • OnePetro (formerly SPE eLibrary)
    "OnePetro.org is a multi-society library that provides a simple way to search for and access a broad range of technical literature related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. From one place, you can search and [view] documents from many different professional societies, or similar organizations, that serve the oil and gas industry. OnePetro currently contains more than 80,000 documents, with more being added frequently."--From the OnePetro website, Nov. 2009.
    Participants include American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), Society of Underwater Technology (SUT), World Petroleum Council (WPC) and others. Further details can be found at http://www.onepetro.org/coverage.htm
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT: formerly Digital Dissertations)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."
    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.
    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

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  • Inspec (Engineering Village)
    "Inspec is the world’s leading bibliographic database, providing comprehensive access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. First published in 1898 as the Scientific Abstracts, Inspec now contains close to 10 million bibliographic records taken from more than 3850 scientific and technical journals and 2200 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports, dissertations and patents, many with full-text linking."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Web)
    Produced by the American Chemical Society, this is considered to be the most current and comprehensive information source for literature in chemistry and related sciences such as: proteomics, genomics, biochemistry, biochemical genetics, engineering and physics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library provides access to journals, publications, newsletters and conference proceedings.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • MSDS plus CHEMINFO
    The MSDS database gives access to the most up-to-date (approximately 120,000) Material Safety Data Sheets from 600 North American manufacturers and suppliers. The MSDSs are contributed by North American sources, many from multi-national companies which market chemical products world-wide. MSDS records contain information such as: chemical and physical properties, health hazards, first aid recommendations, personal protection,fire and reactivity data, spill and disposal procedures, and storage and handling. The database can be searched for product names and other product identification, manufacturer or supplier names, date of MSDS, or any term used in the text of the MSDS itself. CHEMINFO provides summarized occupational health and safety information on chemicals. Produced by CCOHS occupational health and safety specialists, each chemical profile uses non-technical language to describe potential workplace hazards and control measures including: a detailed evaluation of health, fire and reactivity hazards, recommendations on topics such as handling and storage personal protective equipment, accidental release, first aid, and hazard classifications for WHMIS, OSHA and the European Union (EU).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances)
    RTECS® contains critical toxicological information with citations to over 150,000 chemical substances from more than 2,500 sources, including: international journals, textbooks,technical reports, scientific proceedings and compendia. CCOHS has also added options to search for 400,000+ chemical names and synonyms plus the 120,000+ unique CAS numbers found in RTECS®.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Research Index (CRI)
    Canadian Research Index (CRI) "covers monographs and annual publications of lasting reference value from Canadian government and institutional sources."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Science Direct
    Science Direct offers comprehensive coverage of literature across all fields of science, medicine and technology. All previous ScienceDirect journal collections have been merged into this single collection.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service : UK Theses)
    EThOS makes UK theses (e and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on-demand from researchers. The British Library, in collaboration with many UK universities and other associations, aims to provide over 250,000 theses produced by the UK higher education system on an open access model to all researchers and others requiring information. Some theses are available for immediate download, while others can be requested from a participating institution which then sends the thesis to the British Library for digitization.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
    The American Chemical Society promotes research and the advancement of knowledge in Chemistry and Chemistry-related fields. This resource provides us with access to approximately 46 journals.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
    Provides access to a variety of scholarly journals in chemistry and chemistry-related fields.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • SpringerLink
    SpringerLINK service provides access to electronic journals in a variety of subjects, including "life sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering, environmental sciences, law, and economics."
    [NOTE: pre-1996 Archival content now accessible when available]
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals. UNB also subscribes to select eBook titles.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Quicklaw Plus
    NOTE: Users may click on the "Register Later" button at the bottom of the screen to gain immediate access, OR the "Register Now" button which will provide access to additional personal features. You must also accept the Terms and Conditions.

    LexisNexis Quicklaw offers access to primary and secondary Canadian legal sources. Coverage includes case law from courts, boards, and tribunals; statutes, regulations and bills; secondary legal materials and journals; and NetLetters with legal commentary and analysis. Plus edition includes Halsbury's Laws of England and Halsbury's Laws of Canada. To find the insurance, labour, and employment law content formerly available on CCH Online, go to the Source Directory and use the key search term L&B.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Annual Reviews
    Annual Reviews publishes "authoritative, analytic reviews in 29 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Frost & Sullivan
    Frost & Sullivan provides in-depth full-text market research and strategy reports in various emerging high-technology sectors.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    By accessing Google Scholar via the UNB Libraries website, you benefit from technology that lets on-campus and off-campus users connect directly to full-text articles in journals to which UNB subscribes. Just click on the blue Title link in the Google result list.
    Off-campus users can also set Scholar Preferences to show the "Check for fulltext @ UNB" link in search results. See "Scholar Preferences" at the Google Scholar site.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Statista
    Statista is a multidisciplinary database that aggregates information covering 80,000 topics. Access to data from over 18,000 sources covering 1.5 million statistics. All statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats. Data prepared according to academic citation standards, with a citation tool (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook) and links to the original source for further research. Statista also covers industry reports, studies, forecasts, dossiers, digital market outlook , aesthetically pleasing infographics, and more.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Reference Sources

Key Resources

  • Perry's chemical engineers' handbook, 8th ed.
    see also [multiple locations TP151 .P45 2008]

    Covers various aspects of chemical engineering - from the fundamentals to details on computer applications and control. This title features 2,400 pages and 700 illustrations.

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a ready-reference book of chemical and physical data. The print copy of CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is the premier source not only of physical properties data but also of mathematical tables, sources of critical data, chemical nomenclature, symbols, and terminology. It has been published since 1913; and is updated and enhanced annually.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations

    This handbook makes it easy to solve chemical engineering problems quickly and accurately using step-by-step procedures for performing a wide array of chemical engineering calculations together with worked out examples and numerical results.
    Single-user access

  • Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology [multiple locations TP9 .K54 2007]
  • Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology [ENG-REF TP9 .E685 1991]
  • Merck Index
    "The Merck Index is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds." 15th ed.
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  • Merck Index, 14th ed.
    see also [multiple locations ENG-REF RS51 .M4 2006]

    Previous editions of this universally respected reference for chemists, biologists, and pharmacists are cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed., Public Library Catalog, and Guide to Reference Books. Each of more than 10,000 entries is devoted to a single substance or small group of related compounds. Coverage includes chemical and brand names, molecular weights and formulas, citations to scientific literature, depictions of structures, physical and toxicity data, details on commercial and therapeutic uses, and U.S. regulatory information. The 14th edition features over 700 new and completely revised monographs. The volume is packaged with a searchable companion CD containing the book contents as well as nearly 1,000 monographs archived from previous editions. A free one-year subscription to CambridgeSoft's Internet Edition is also included with purchase. Annotation #169;2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Merck index, 12th ed. [ENG-REF RS51 .M4 1996]

    First published in 1889, this index now contains more than 10,000 monographs, each describing a single substance or group of related compounds.

  • CRCnetBASE - incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks
    CRCnetBASE eBooks have been incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks -- please visit the record for access and further information. Individual titles can still be found in our eBook search or UNBWorldCat, with access redirecting to the new site.
  • AccessEngineering
    A full text collection of a few hundred McGraw-Hill engineering book titles covering 12 major areas of engineering and more than 200 topics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Chemical and process technology encyclopedia [ENG-REF TP9 .C49]

    Brings together in a single volume the many facets of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and of chemical, metallurgical and process engineering.

Additional Resources

  • Chemical tradename dictionary [ENG-REF TP9 .A73 1993]
    This key reference will serve as the most comprehensive source for identifying and locating products in the international chemical marketplace. It has been written for the chemists, materials sientists, end-product formulators, industrial application specialists and scientists working in associated fields.
  • CRC Handbook of thermal engineering [ENG-REF TJ260 .C69 2000]

    To be successful in the international marketplace, corporations must have access to the latest developments and most recent experimental data. This book provides what engineers in industry need information on the applications of heat and mass transfer. It is suitable for all your thermal engineering questions.

  • Encyclopedia of chemical processing and design [ENG-REF TP9 .E66 (v.16 & 39)]

    Publisher Synopsis: "High acclaim from worldwide authoritative journals . . .an ambitious work indeed. . .a valuable addition to many college and industrial libraries. . . . . .highly recommend[ed]. . .to any student of the chemical process industries.. . .provides a valuable starting point for any specific design-related project." ---American Scientist ." . .a useful and valuable addition to all technical, professional, and university library collections." ---IEEE Journal ." . .A wealth of information is presented on a number of processes, each keyword is followed by extensive bibliographies, unit operations are illustrated by practical problems, and case studies are presented of design exercises." ---Chemistry & Industry "A very attractive series of volumes." ---The Cost Engineer

  • Encyclopedia of polymer science and technology: plastics, resins, rubbers, fibers. [ENG-REF TP156 .P6 E5 vols. 1-16]
    Articles are signed and coverage is international; presentation is North American. Articles have been chosen to present a balanced account of all facets of polymer science and technology, in five major groups: (1) chemical substances, (2) polymer properties, (3) methods and processes, (4) uses, and (5) general background (cf. Introd.). Includes bibliographies. v. 15 includes a supplement; v. 16 is and index.

     

  • Handbook of binary phase diagrams [ENG-REF QD501 .H36]
  • Handbook of petrochemicals and processes [ENG-REF TP692.3 .W46 1991]

    Provides information on petrochemical processes and reflects important changes in the industry over the last decade. The entries for each petrochemical detail chemical reactions, competing processes, physical characteristics and properties, and transportation regulations.

  • Handbook of petroleum refining processes
    see also [ENG-REF TP690 .H34 1997]

    This edition features new chapters from Chevron, Mobil, Shell, Exxon, UOP and Texaco which define the technology, pollution-control and economic aspects of 60 petroleum refining processes.

  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of engineering

    Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline.

  • Petroleum engineering handbook
    see also [ENG-REF TN870 .P493 2006]

    This 2006 version of SPE's Petroleum Engineering Handbook is the result of several years of effort by technical editors, copy editors, and authors. It is designed as a handbook rather than a basic text. As such, it will be of most benefit to those with some experience in the industry who require additional information and guidance in areas outside their areas of expertise.

  • Polymer data handbook [ENG-REF TA455 .P58 P675 1999]

    More than 200 polymers are precisely described in this handbook. Many of these polymers are already in industrial use, others are being researched for possible valuable use in the future or for further practical development in combination with other polymeric materials.

  • Riegel's handbook of industrial chemistry [ENG-REF TP145 .R54 2003]

    This is an accessible reference designed for professionals who need an orientation and overview on modern varied chemical processes, products and practices. It offers data on the chemistry, engineering, economics and technological infrastructure of all major chemical industry segments.

  • Rules of thumb for chemical engineers
    see also [ENG-REF TP151 .R85 2005]

    Explores the trends in gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. This book provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems. It includes practical tips, formulas, correlations, curves, charts and tables.

  • ASTM Compass - International Standards & Digital Library
    ASTM Compass - International Standards & Digital Library includes all 13,000 active ASTM standards (equivalent to the printed 82 volumes), the historical standards back to 1998, as well as the withdrawn and redlined version comparisons. In addition, it includes full-text access to Manuals, Monographs, Data Series, STPs (Special Technical Publications) and almost a dozen Journals dating back to the 1930s.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CSA Standards and Codes Online (Canadian Standards Association)
    The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit standards development, membership-based association, in business, industry, government and consumers. CSA is the largest standards development organization (SDO) in Canada and is accredited in Canada and the U.S. to develop standards in a wide range of subject areas.

    UNB Libraries’ subscribes to the Complete CSA Collection package which includes over 3,000 current and historical (including IT and Telecommunications standards) and standard related documents such as handbooks, guidelines and commentaries.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Ullmann's Polymers and Plastics : Products and Processes [ENG-REF TP1087 .U45 2016]

    Your personal Ullmann's: Chemical and physical characteristics, production processes and production figures, main applications, toxicology and safety information are all to be found here in one single resource - bringing the vast knowledge of the Ullmann's Encyclopedia to the desks of industrial chemists and chemical engineers.

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Electronic Collections

Key Resources

  • Springer eBook Collection
    Note: UNB only has online access to material marked with a green, square box to the left of the record.
    The Springer eBook Collection publishes eBooks, eReference Works and eBook Series titles on a wide variety of subjects, including science, technology, medicine and the humanities.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CRCnetBASE - incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks
    CRCnetBASE eBooks have been incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks -- please visit the record for access and further information. Individual titles can still be found in our eBook search or UNBWorldCat, with access redirecting to the new site.
  • AccessEngineering
    A full text collection of a few hundred McGraw-Hill engineering book titles covering 12 major areas of engineering and more than 200 topics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ProQuest Ebook Central Collections (formerly ebrary)
    [RECORD UPDATE IN PROGRESS]UNB subscribes to a few collections of eBooks through this one access point, including both a mix of subscribed and purchased titles, along with faculty selected purchased titles. These are fulltext, searchable databases of books, maps and other authoritative documents in all academic disciplines. Many books now allow complete downloading.
    Varying access permissions.
  • MyiLibrary
    When browsing an individual MyiLibrary ebook please use the table of contents to the left of the text or the search function to navigate through the book. Rapid clicking through numerous pages of an ebook will block access to the ebook. MyiLibrary includes titles on a wide variety of subjects, including the humanities, science, technology, and medicine. All ebooks are viewed using the MyiLibrary platform. Some ebooks published by Taylor & Francis do not allow full-text searching.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ASCE Library eBooks (American Society of Civil Engineers)
    ASCE E-books and Standards encompass all civil engineering content areas, including construction, structures, transportation, geotechnics, environment, water resources, and professional practice. Also includes ASCE journals and proceedings.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

 To browse the shelves for books in Chemical Engineering, try the following ranges:

TP 155-156 Chemical Engineering
TP 200-248 Manufacture and use of chemicals
TP 248.13-248.65 Biotechnology
TP 315-360 Fuel
TP 690-692.5 Petroleum refining and products
TP 751-762 Gas industry
TP 785-888 Clay industries. Ceramics. Glass. Cement industries
TP 1080-1185 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture

 

Find Internet Sites

Portals and Search Engines

Intute: Science, Engineering & Technology

(http://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/)

TechXtra

(http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/)

Google Scholar

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Engineering Resources

(http://www.educationindex.com/engineer/)

Resources of Scholarly Societies - Chemical Engineering

(http://www.scholarly-societies.org/)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

(http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/)

 

Product and Supplier Directories

Thomas Register Online

(http://www.thomasnet.com/)

Process Register

(http://www.processregister.com/)

ICIS (formerly Chemical Market Reporter)

(http://www.icis.com/StaticPages/Students.htm) -provides historical chemical prices

MatWeb (material property data)

(http://www.matweb.com/index.aspx)

Citing Your Sources

Accurate, properly formatted footnotes, reading lists, and bibliographies are hallmarks of good academic research. Through citing, you acknowledge the source of any ideas you mention in your writing, document your research, and provide the information your readers need to track down your sources.

Consult your course syllabus or check with your instructor to be sure of using the correct citation style for your assignment.

Introduction to Zotero

(https://lib.unb.ca/guides/view/index.php/683)

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291939-019X/homepage/ForAuthors.html)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

(http://journaltool.asme.org/Help/AuthorHelp/WebHelp/Guidelines/Writing_a_Technical_Paper.htm)

Citing Works in Chemical Engineering

(http://lib.unb.ca/instruction/scroos/chemcitations.pdf)

CEP Referencing Style

(http://www.aiche.org/sites/default/files/docs/pages/CEP%20Reference%20Style.pdf)

APA Citation Style: Some examples

(http://lib.unb.ca/instruction/scroos/APACitationStyle.pdf)

Research and Documentation Online

(http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/)

Citation and Plagiarism Guide

(https://guides.lib.unb.ca/guide/179)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

(ENGRESERVE BF76.7 .P83 2010b)

Technically-Write!

(ENG-STACKS T11 .B55 2004)

LaTex beginner's guide

(http://unb.worldcat.org/oclc/732956486)

LaTex help

(http://www.unb.ca/etd/training.html)