Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering: Other Suggested Resources
Database of over one million material safety data sheets (MSDS's). Registration is not required to view them.
Database of information on international patents in chemical, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Allows for patent citation searching.
Authoritative encyclopedia covering biomedical engineering, biomechanics, and biomaterials.
Non-technical descriptions of manufacturing processes for a variety of objects, from bulletproof vests to mayonnaise to silly putty. Also available in the print reference collection (Ref TS146 .H67).
Health and safety information on hundreds of household products from the National Library of Medicine. Includes auto, pesticides, cleaners, personal care, and pet products. Searchable by brand name, type of product, manufacturer, chemical name or CAS registry number. Includes links to Material Safety Data Sheets.
Brief videos explaining manufacturing processes (e.g., injection molding, hydroforming) and how some products (e.g., plastic bottles, golf clubs, chocolate) are made. From the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford.
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Database of European patent information provided by the European Patent Office and the national offices of its members states. Abstracts in English are available for most patents; original language page images of the complete patent are available for many.
Database of property information for polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and other engineering materials. (Data and spec sheets are supplied by manufacturers and distributors; links to same are offered.)
Cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. It includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, the Toxics Release Inventory, ChemIDplus, TOXMAP and more. (See the factsheet for information on database contents.) From the National Library of Medicine.