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Chemical Engineering: Essential Reading and Software

Chemistry software

Explore our Chemistry Software guide for information on accessing and using:

  • ChemDraw - draw 2D molecules, reactions and biological structures for use in your work
  • Chem3D produce colourful 3D chemical structures for use in your work. You can import 2D ChemDraw structures and convert them to 3D
  • Signals Notebook - web-based lab notebook for storing and sharing methodology and data
  • Cambridge Structural Database - huge structures database including software for manipulating the data
  • CrystalMaker - includes programs for building, visualising and manipulating molecular and crystal structures

Essential reference for Chemical Engineers

E-book packages for Chemical Engineers

You can search for and access e-book titles like any other book using the Library Catalogue.  Accessing e-book content via the links below will give you extra search options; for example, the ability to look for a specific keyword or phrase in the full-text of an e-book. 

For engineering data e-books explore Patents, Standards and Data.

You are not generally permitted to systematically download or print more than one chapter or 5% of an e-book.