Use this guide to perform background research to refine a research topic, confirm terminology, and get a general understanding before finding books and articles to support a research project.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry provides full-text reference articles in HTML and PDF on all areas of industrial chemistry. Use the Go here for SFX links to generate a Get VText window.
This encyclopedia presents articles on chemical substances, including their properties, manufacturing, and use, in HTML and PDF. Use the "Go here for SFX" links to connect to Get VText.
Knovel provides a large collection of ebooks on engineering and related subjects. Each chapter is presented as a separate PDF. The entire collection is full-text searchable, and many results include interactive tables. Includes tables of properties for over 13,000 chemical compounds. Limited to simultaneous users.
Search or browse across the full text of over 1800 CRC engineering handbooks. Each chapter is available as a downloadable PDF. Our subscription does not include every ebook available through CRCnetBASE; be sure to limit to "Full access content only" when searching.
Some engineering material can be difficult to locate. These reference sheets give general information about the resource as well as instructions on how to retrieve the material from the Virginia Tech library collection.