Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Articles & Patents: SciFinder | Web of Science | Compendex | Espacenet
E-books: CRC Handbook | NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions | Kirk Othmer | Knovel | Perry's | Referex | Rules of Thumb
Health & Safety: MSDS | Bretherick's | Sax's | Wiley
Properties: Reaxys (Beilstein & Gmelin) | SciFinder | NIST Chemistry WebBook

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Article Databases

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Publication coverage: 1907 - present.
Print holdings: 1907 - 1999 (v. 1 - v. 131) in Stauffer Library storage.
Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present
Publication coverage: 1884 - present (updated weekly)
Publication coverage: 1896 - present
Publication coverage: 1966 to present (updated monthly)
Print holdings: Metals Abstracts: Vol. 1 (1966) - Vol. 31 (1998) in the Engineering and Science Library; call number: TN1 .M473.

Patents

Patents

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Publication coverage: 1836 - present
Canadian patent records, 1869 to present; full-text documents, 1920 to present.
U.S. patents, 1790 to present and published applications, 2001 to present. Patents prior to 1976 can be retrieved by number, date and classification. TIFF viewer required to view/print patent documents.
International patent applications, 1978 to present.
AU, EP, US and WO patent documents, 1970s to present.

Chemical & Physical Properties

Chemical & Physical Property Resources

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McGraw-Hill, 1999
Physical, thermodynamic, environmental, transport, safety and health related properties for organic and inorganic chemicals.
DECHEMA Chemistry Data Series
Various call numbers. Search "Chemistry Data Series" in QCAT to locate individual volumes.
Multi-volume set containing physical property data of chemical compounds and mixtures, chiefly in the fluid state.
Includes heat capacity, thermal conductivity, thermodynamics and equilibrium constants, density and compressibility, vaporization and vapor pressure, thermal expansion, transport and flow and electrical properties data.
Data sheets for over 69,000 metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.
National Institute of Standards & Technology (USA)
Contains thermophysical property data for a large number of compounds.
NIST-JANAF Thermochemical Tables
Ref QD511 .N57 1998, vols. 1-2
The NIST-JANAF tables include standard state properties of small molecules.
Free database containing thousands of material datasheets.
Publication coverage: 1700s - present
Includes 2,140 mixture/property tables covering 361 binary mixture classes.
Includes physical, thermodynamic and transport properties for 5,000 organic chemical compounds.
Contains physical properties for more than 41,000 organic and inorganic chemical compounds.

Reaction Kinetics Data

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IUPAC Subcommittee for Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation
Articles on specific compounds, products or processes may include kinetics data.
Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, vol. 1-69
Ref TP9 .E66
Articles on specific compounds, products or processes may include kinetics data. See vol. 46, p. 247 for table of 100 chemical reactors.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (US)
The database contains in excess of 38,000 separate reaction records for over 11,700 distinct reactant pairs.
Publication coverage: 1779 - present
Kinetics data for organic chemical reactions can be found by searching "kinetics" in the "Subject Studied" field in proximity to the name of the Product, Reagent, Solvent or Catalyst.
Publication coverage: 1772 - present
Search "available" in the "Kinetics" field (under Reaction Details) to locate published kinetics data for inorganic and organometallic reactions. Combine with the chemical name or Gmelin Registry Number of the Reactant, Reagent, Intermediate, Catalyst or Solvent.
The patent literature is a good source of reaction kinetics data. This is especially true for data on industrial processes using catalysts, much of which is not published in journals. Select a patent database and search by name of the product, reagent or process or appropriate patent classification.
Liquid-phase Reaction Rate Constants
Ref QD502 .D4613

Thermodynamic amd Transport Data

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Standards & Codes

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American Petroleum Institute
The API provides public access to more than 160 standards related to safety or cited in U.S. federal regulations. Registration is required. Documents may be viewed but not printed or downloaded.
Full-text access to the ASTM International collection of technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
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Full-text access to the entire collection of CSA standards and standard-related documents, including older standards superseded or withdrawn since about 1990.

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Health & Safety

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Portal for Canadian occupational health and safety information, legislation, regulations and training materials from all levels of government.
Publication coverage: 1981 to present
The scientific and trade literature are scanned for information on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in the chemical and related industries. Coverage includes:
  • health and safety
  • chemical and biological hazards
  • disposal, storage and transportation
  • industrial hazards
  • waste management
  • plant safety and best practice
  • legislation
  • emergency planning
  • protective equipment
Portal for resources on occupation health and safety, including the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Wiley-Interscience, 2007
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Environmental Data

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Books, E-books & Theses

Books, E-books & Theses

Engineering E-Book Collections

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Publication coverage: Varies by title
Access to hundred of reference books and databases in major engineering areas, many titles come with interactive tools that allow you to work on engineering and scientific data and create your own tables and graphs.
Collection of more than 1,600 professionally focussed engineering e-books.

Books & Theses

QCAT Library Catalogue Search books, theses, reports and other materials in Queen's University Libraries.

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Search books, theses and other materials held in 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Dissertations and Theses
Search theses and dissertations from 1865 forward.

Browsing the Stacks

Books on chemical engineering and related topics are shelved under the following call number ranges.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

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Print edition: Ref TP151 A565 2009
Taylor & Francis, 2006
Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design
Ref TP9 .E66. vol. 1-69
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Older editions known as the Handbook of Industrial Chemistry. Check QCAT for locations.
Older editions available in print. Check QCAT for locations.
Also available in print. See QCAT for locations.

Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology

Biotechnology

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Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology Handbook, 2nd ed.
Ref TP248.3 .A853 1991
Biotechnology: a Multi-volume Comprehensive Treatise
Ref TP248.2 .B5465 1991

Citation Managers

Citation Management Tools

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See How to Import/Export to RefWorks for instructions on how to import data from various databases.
An open source Firefox extension that helps you collect, manage and cite your research sources.