Howdy! Below is a brief introduction to library resources relevant to nuclear engineering. For more detailed information, see the nuclear engineering subject guide below, or contact Jane Stephens, reference librarian (979-845-5382).
- The "Starting Points" section (see tables along top of page) provides an overview of library resources and services available to nuclear engineering students, faculty and staff.
- The "More" section tab provides a more comprehensive review of library resources relevant to nuclear engineering.
- Use the contact information on the right side of the guide to contact your department's reference librarian (Jane Stephens) with library questions, suggestions, or to make a consultation appointment.
Getting started with a literature review:
Identify relevant literature by searching indexing/abstracting databases, most of which index journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, monograph chapters, etc. When the full text is not associated with a citation, use the "Find text @ TAMU" icon (sometimes called SFX) for document (article, paper, etc.) retrieval options.
- Compendex, on Engineering Village - international in scope, covers all areas of engineering.
- Inspec on Engineering Village - international in scope, covers physics, electrical & electronics, control engineering, manufacturing & production engineering, material science, nanotechnology, nuclear engineering, biomedical technology and more.
- Web of Science - international in scope; indexes articles (no conference papers, book chapters, etc.) from many high impact journals in science and engineering.
Below are just of few of the many nuclear engineering journals to which the library subscribes. Articles from these journals are indexed in the indexing abstracting databases listed above.
- American Nuclear Society journals - access to electronic versions of these journals begins in the 1990s. Request scanned copies of articles from older issues through deliverEdocs (Get it for Me)
- Health Physics, official Journal of the Health Physics Society; print call number: QH505.A1H4 located Evans 3rd floor & CRCP Evans 2nd floor; Request scanned copies of articles through deliverEdocs (Get it for Me)
- Journal of Nuclear Materials
- Nuclear Structural Engineering
- Radiochimica Acta - electronic (2000-present); print located in Evans, 4th floor; QD601.A1 R29 - Request pre-2000 articles through deliverEdocs (Get it for Me)
Below are just a few of the e-books to which the library provides access
- Fundamentals of Nuclear Science & Engineering - access is through CRC EngNetBase
- Handbook of Chemistry & Physics - access is through ChemNetBase
- Nuclear Energy, Principles, Practices & Prospects, 2nd ed; access is through Knovel's e-book database
- Nuclear Chemical Engineering / Benedict, Pigfod, Levi; access is through Knovel' e-book database
- Particle Accelerator Physics 2007, access through Springer books
- Radiation, Protection and Dosimetry: an introduction to health physics; access is through Springer
Search LibCat, the libraries online catalog for material (books, journals, maps, video, etc.) owned by the TAMU Libraries.
Other Useful Resources & Websites
- CINDAS - includes thermophysical Properties of Matter Database
- National Technical reports Library (NTRL) contains full text of reports from mid-1990s to present. When a full text (pdf) link is not associated with a citation, look up the accession number in the NTIS microfiche cabinets located in CRCP (2nd floor of Evans). The library will scan reports 50 pages or less. DeliverEdocs (Get it for me) will also get reports not owned by the library and not accessible through NTRL
- Nuclear Regulatory commission website
- Google Scholar - IMPORTANT: when off campus, access GS from its link on the library homepage (bottom left of page) (or from here)-- to have access to the libraries' subscription based resources. Google Scholar is a nice complement to the libraries indexing/abstracting databases (i.e. compendex, inspec), but it does not replace them.