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Engineering Sciences: Chemical

This page aims to give an overview of the available library materials, research support and subject-specific resources that may prove helpful to those studying in the fields of chemical engineering and biotechnology.


To find out more about library services and resources for Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology students, visit our Technology Libraries webpages.

The Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology book collections are currently located in the West Hub Library. Everyone is welcome at the Hub, and with a wide variety of individual and group study spaces located throughout the building you’re guaranteed to find the perfect place to work.

To explore the collections, see our Finding Resources pages.

Other specialist borrowable resources, information services, support and guidance are available in the following libraries:

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  • Can't find the item you need? Some Cambridge Libraries offer Document Delivery services that will source and borrow a copy for you.

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Online resources

This Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology guide references electronic resources across a wide range of subjects. For those needing to explore associated subject database guides, the Chemistry Library offers a useful list of chemistry databases, the Biological Sciences Libraries cover useful biochemistry and pharmacology databases, and the Technology Libraries provide a list of general technology resources (the Technology Libraries resources include useful links to eBook packages, databases, journals and proceedings, patents, standards, preprints, theses and dissertations). 


Standards gives the assurance of quality and reliability (safety) as well as enables business sustainability through interoperability.

You can find standards online and learn more about them on the Standards LibGuide website.


A patent protects your invention and lets you take legal action against anyone who makes, uses, sells or imports your invention without your permission.

You can find patents online and learn more about them on the Patents LibGuide website.


Note: For chemical engineering and biotechnology databases, please apply filters in subject search field.

For the latest news, advice and updates on University of Cambridge electronic content, see the eJournals@cambridge blog and the eBooks@cambridge blog.

Professional societies

Below is a list of institutions and societies that can offer access to knowledge resources for their members.

Websites and social media feeds

The Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology department have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn accounts to follow.

There are several associated groups with social media feeds to follow. For example:

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