Chemical and Process Engineering

Your subject page provides links to key subject resources available in the library and online, accessible both on and off campus, guides about using information for your studies and links to additional resources. 

Subject Resources

Reading Lists

The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code. This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites.  These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.

Information sources for your subject

Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference. 

Key databases for Chemical and process Engineering are Engineering Village, SciFinder scholar and Web of Science.

Referencing for your subject

Literature searching guide

Additional Resources

Revision and past exam papers


Standards and Patents


Inter-library Loans

Accessing other Libraries (SCONAL Access)

Specific Subject Resources

Journals and eJournals (electronic journals)

Journals and ejournal are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly, journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication.

To help you find journal articles and journals use our SurreySearch facility that will enable you to search a wide range of University of Surrey Library content all in one place.

eBooks (electronic books)

eBooks allow you to access textbooks online either in subject areas or larger collections.  Useful collections for Aeronautical Engineering textbooks are ENGnetBASE, Safari Books online, Ebrary and Knovel.  There are also links to title on SurreySearch to electronic versions of the text - look for the e-link.


SurreySearch allows you to search for books, articles, AV materials, databases, items in our archives and special collections and the research outputs of our academics and PhD students.

Use SurreySearch to find the exact shelfmark and location for each book.  If you are searching for books on a particular topic, use a keyword search.

Google Scholar can be used to find a range of searches including articles and open access repositories, providing a cross disciplinary search with links to full text documents.


Newspapers are available online using the Nexis database. A digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985 is also available online via the subject databases.

Useful Web Links


Martindale's calculators online center: chemical engineering contains calculators, spreadsheets, applets and material including manuals and handbooks.

NIST chemistry WebBook prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, this provides online access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species. Data provided are from collections maintained by the NIST Standard Reference Data Programme.

Online Textbooks

Introductory chemical engineering thermodynamics is supplementary information to accompany the published textbook. This site provides an overview of the text, computer programs, links for students, links for instructors, and continuing education.

Course Materials

Why sustainable energy matters part of the Open University's Open Learn initiative relating to sustainable energy.

E-Learning Materials

Petrochemical processing from the Dow Gas Treating Products and Services website, providing rich information on treatment of syngas streams, namely: syngas-CO2 removal; ammonia syngas-CO2 removal; and the pre-treatment of ethane.  

MIT OpenCourseWare: chemical engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provides free access to course materials. Courses in this section include "Numerical methods applied to chemical engineering". 

Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre as part of the subject network of the Higher Education Academy, delivers support for learning and teaching to the UK higher education engineering community.

Open Access Journals

OpenDOAR is a directory of worldwide institutional repositories.

DOAJ: Directory of open access journals Covers free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals. A substantial proportion of the journals are searchable at article level.

The open chemical engineering journal is a peer reviewed journal that aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field. The emphasis is on publishing quality articles rapidly.

Internet gateways

Chemdex is a directory of chemistry from the University of Sheffield provides a wide range of chemical industry-related information, contacts, services and resources.

CHEMWEB access to journals, events and news. chemical engineering tools and information offers a wide range of information for chemical engineers with free content including full text articles, technical newsletters, message boards, and a directory of links. Subscribers have access to further articles, calculators, technical bulletins.


American Chemical Society scientific society promoting all field of chemistry and chemical engineering.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a professional association that provides leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession.

Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is the UK's leading trade association representing chemical and pharmaceutical businesses.

Engineering Council is the national representative body of the engineering profession.

European Society for Engineering Education is a non-profit making organisation which aims to promote information on engineering education, develop cooperation between educational engineering institutions, and promote cooperation between industry and educational institutions. 

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the hub for the chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide.

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) promoting excellence in engineering across all areas.

Royal Society of Chemistry promoting chemical sciences around the world with information about upcoming events.

Conferences & Events

Conferences and meetings on chemical engineering is part of Conference Service Mandl, a website that combines a free listing of current and up-coming conferences and seminars in science worldwide. chemical engineering is a directory of events, products, services, trade shows and exhibitions in all subject areas.

Chemical week conferences provides a calendar of events relevant to chemistry and chemical engineering.

Social Media

Chemical engineering world blogspot is the blog of the Chemical Engineering magazine which serves chemical engineering professionals in the chemical process industry.

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