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.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION OUTLINE
CLASS T - TECHNOLOGY
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
CLASS Q - SCIENCE
Subclass QD - Chemistry
QD1-65 Chemistry, General - Including alchemy
QD71-142 Analytical chemistry
QD146-197 Inorganic chemistry
QD241-441 Organic chemistry
QD450-801 Physical and theoretical chemistry
QD625-655 Radiation chemistry