Guidelines for Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
Collections in Chemical and Life Science Engineering support a research agenda consistent with research enterprise at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in the field.
The Chemical and Life Science Engineering department includes a range of foundational elements such as principals of mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena. The department offers a B.S. and includes two tracks: one in life science engineering (pre-med focus) which includes pre-med requirements and is excellent for students considering advanced degrees in those areas, and a chemical engineering track for more technically oriented students. The department also offers an M.S. and a Ph.D. with tracks in chemical and life science engineering.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Emphasis is on current imprints. Older materials, for example, classics, are added to the collection whenever necessary. Journal backfiles are purchased to fill gaps and to augment the collection.
Treatment of Subject.
Primary emphasis is on graduate and professional texts reporting current research. Upper division texts are acquired selectively. Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal materials with preference for electronic format. Conference proceedings and symposia are also collected. Video materials support teaching and research in the department.
3. Area Resources.There are no comparable resources in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
Resources for Chemical and Life Science Engineering are collected at a research level (4).