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Materials Science

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Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as biomedical nanomaterials scaffolding or lignocellulosic fiber composites rather than the more specific fabrication of nanostruct* scaffold* in neural tissue* engineering or structure of oxidized lignocellulosic fiber composites.

PLEASE NOTE: With the permanent closure of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library during COVID time, all materials science print books and other materials have been re-located to four locations:  Shields Library sciences 3rd floor;  Shields Library 2nd floor Reference collection (REFERENCE titles); temporary storage (at Carlson Health Sciences Library); or the Northern UC libraries storage facility, NRLF (Northern Regional Library Facility).    The UCD Library Catalog notes which of these four locations your print materials science publications may be found at.

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Subclass TA  Engineering (General). Civil Engineering (General).

     TA 401-492  Materials of Engineering and Construction. Mechanics of Material

Note that materials science publications may also be classified by the type of material under chemical technology (TP) or by type of chemistry discipline (QD).

TP subclass  Chemical Technology

TP1-1185  Chemical technology

     TP785-869  Clay industries. Ceramics. Glass
     TP875-888  Cement industries
     TP890-933  Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing, etc.

     TP934-945  Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc.

     TP1080-1185  Polymers and polymer manufacture


Subclass QD - Chemistry

QD1-999  Chemistry

QD1-65  Chemistry, General - Including alchemy

QD71-142  Analytical chemistry

QD146-197  Inorganic chemistry

QD241-441  Organic chemistry

     QD415-436  Biochemistry

QD450-801  Physical and theoretical chemistry

     QD625-655  Radiation chemistry

     QD701-731  Photochemistry

QD901-999  Crystallography

Specialized Materials Science Book Series

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