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Chemical Engineering: Home

Guide to resources for library research in chemical engineering.


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Quick Start

The most commonly used library database for chemical engineering is SciFinder Scholar. SciFinder, unlike most library databases, requires you to set up an individual account. Use the Registration link below.

Using this guide


Go to the Find Articles page to learn how to find scientific articles and conference papers in chemical engineering.

Go to the Find Journals page to learn how to find chemical engineering journals.

Go to the Find Books/Reference page to learn how to find chemical engineering books and reference works.

Go to the Find Government Info page to explore government information related to chemical engineering.

Go to the Find Web Sources page to explore websites related to chemical engineering.

Go to the Library Tools page to learn about some useful library tools.

Go to the Writing Help page for library books on technical writing.

Find Articles

Tip: Getting articles

The library does not subscribe to every journal published. If you don't see a Full Text link below the article citation, look for a button labeled "Get it!" This application will check for access to the full text of the article within the library's subscriptions.

If a message is displayed indicating that we don't have access, choose the Campbell Library Interlibrary Loan Request link to order the article through our Illiad online system.

Tip: For Faculty

The proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education are available (free) on this website.

Article Databases

Use these subscription e-resources to locate published research in chemical engineering. 

Find Journals

Finding a journal by title

If you are looking for a specific journal in your field and want to determine if the library subscribes to it, use our E-Journal Finder. 

Enter the name of the journal in the search box. If the library has a subscription, the results list will show which library databases offer access to the journal and for what years. 

Tip: Citation Linker

If you have a complete citation (author, article title, journal, volume, issue, date), you can use our Citation Linker form to link directly to the article.

Chemical Industry Periodicals

Sources of information about the chemical industry, including trade publications and business data.

E-Journals in Chemical Engineering

Here are some suggestions of chemical engineering journals. Many other chemical engineering journals are available - to see more, browse the library "E-Journals" page using the Subject category "Engineering and Applied Sciences."


Find Books/Reference

Finding books using ProfSearch

The easiest way to find a book that the library owns: search by title in ProfSearch. If your book is not the first result, refine your search to Books/E-Books in the Content Type facet in the left sidebar. Please note that the library does not have copies of most textbooks. 

Many books are now available in e-book format and can be viewed on your computer, tablet, or phone. 

For print books, ProfSearch will first indicate their availability, usually followed by a Call Number which identifies the book's shelf location. If the availability is followed by a date (yyyy-mm-dd), it is checked out and is due to be returned on that date. 

To locate print books on the shelf, first identify the floor and row using the initial alphabetical code, then the specific book using the rest of the call number (for example, TK5678 .G99 2008 is in the Electrical Engineering section on the 4th floor).  

Chemical engineering books you can check out

Books available for borrowing by students and faculty are available on the 4th floor of Campbell Library. The primary area to browse for chemical engineering is TP (Chemical Technology). You may also wish to look in QD (Chemistry), TS (Manufacturing) and RS (Pharmacy).

To search for chemical engineering books in the Library Catalog, try the following Library of Congress Subject Headings: Biotechnology, Catalysts, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Plants, Chemical Processes, Chemical Reactors, Nanotechnology, Polymers, Separation (Technology).

Chemical engineering reference books

Chemical engineering reference books are located in the TP section on the 2nd floor Reference Room of Campbell Library, behind the Reference Desk. 

E-reference for Chemical Engineers

We have several very useful online resources for chemical engineers:

Engineering Standards

For help finding engineering standards, please visit the Engineering Standards research guide. 

Find Government Info

Patent Searching

There are several ways to search for patents.

For more help with patent searching, please visit the Patent Searching research guide.

Find Web Sources

Have you tried Google Scholar?

Featured Web Resource

Academic Sites

Industry and Professional Sites

Library Tools


RefWorks is an application licensed by Rowan University Libraries to help you manage your literature search process. Create an account to log in.



Books which Rowan University does not own can be borrowed from one of the participating academic libraries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania using E-ZBorrow. Use your 9-digit Banner number for Patron Id.

Interlibrary Loan

Journal articles to which we do not have full text access may be requested through our online Interlibrary Loan request system, Illiad. Articles are usually sent to your email address within a few days.

Writing Help

Library resources on technical writing

In addition to the books listed below, you can find many more books by searching in the Library Catalog using the Subject (Keyword) search "technical writing" or "technical communication".

Writing Help

Here are some books available in the library to help you with writing.