Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
This guide lists resources which are useful for locating literature across a range of materials science/chemical engineering topics. To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN.
Ruth and Melinda are happy to help if you have questions or need additional assistance.
FOR UCD students, faculty, and staff: With the re-opening of campus, feel free to book an appointment with Ruth or Melinda for assistance in using these resources or for any questions you may have. Ruth and Melinda will only have Zoom appointments for Fall Quarter 2021. (Exceptions will be made if in-person is the only/best option for the requestor.)
Book an APPOINTMENT with Ruth [For materials and chemical questions]
Book an Appointment with Melinda [For engineering and structural questions]
Note that the UCD Library has many books on materials science and chemical engineering. Here are some key Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to paste into the catalog under the Subject field search: Chemical engineering ; Materials science ; Materials ; Metals ; Polymers ; Composite materials ; Ceramic materials ; Nanostructured materials ; Alloys etc.
NEED a PRINT ONLY ITEM AND CANNOT COME TO CAMPUS? We’ll ship it to you! The UCD Libraries have a COVID-time-only shipping service in place. Just click on the INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link from the item you need and we’ll mail the whole item to you. Make sure you have your correct address listed, when prompted.
ONLY NEED a chapter or an article from a PRINT ONLY ITEM? Scanning service available for all UCD affiliates. Use the same INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link but make a note of the specific chapter/article you need and include as much info as you can, especially page number, if available.
Due dates will become active with start of Fall Quarter. “If you are in the [UCD] area and would like to return materials, you can deposit returns via the remote book drops or at Shields or Blaisdell Medical Library. Materials may also be mailed back at no cost to you. Contact email@example.com for additional instructions and to receive a postage-paid mailing label.”
OCLC catalog of millions of records for books, journal titles and materials in other formats from approximately 12,000 libraries worldwide.
Coverage: 1000 A.D.-present
Library VPN required, if off-campus
3 year pilot, through 12/2021. Send feedback or questions to Bob Heyer-Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
AccessEngineering is an engineering reference tool that provides access to a collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. It includes dynamic online features, such as faculty made instructional, videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools allowing users to organize crucial project information.
This large collection includes classic handbooks such as Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, and newer ones such as Chemical Engineering: The Essential Reference and Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations.
There is a subject guide matching nearly every department at the UC Davis campus. Find the Subject Guide which best matches your major! This browsable list is organized by broad disciplinary categories: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Engineering & Transportation, General & Multidisciplinary Sources, Government Information, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Note the following cross-disciplinary but very important guides for Materials Science researchers:
Google Scholar: Find open versions of articles via Google Scholar or, to make searching more convenient, add the Google Scholar Button to your browser; then select the title of a paper, from any webpage, and click the Scholar button to find it.
Open Access Button: Use their website or browser plugin to get free, legal research articles and data delivered immediately or automatically requested from the author. Watch our one-minute video to learn how.
As a researcher in the sciences, you will need to build up and maintain your professional and scholarly identity. There are a variety of tips and tools to help you to do this and are described on the Your Scholarly Profile & Professional Identity Guide .
Ulrich’s provides information on the entire publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, annual review).