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Mineral Engineering

A research guide to help you find relevant books and articles in the field of mineral and mining engineering

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Searching the catalogue is one way to find books, handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias. You can use the catalogue search in the box above, or you can search from the Engineering & Computer Science Library's homepage.

Some possible keywords related to Metallurgy and Materials Science are:

  • mineral industries
  • mining law
  • mining machinery
  • strip mining
  • engineery geology
  • mineral resources




You might want to focus on a specific mineral, such as: 

  • gold mines
  • silver mines
  • coal mines




Or a specific aspect of Mineral and Mining Engineering, such as:

  • environmental aspects
  • economic aspects


Types of Books

When should I use handbooks or manuals?

  • You already know a bit about the topic
  • You want to find instructions, guidelines, or rules


 Book Cover Image  SME Mining Engineering Handbook (print) 

Call Number: Reference TN145 .S56 1992 2 vols.

 Book Cover Image  Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols (print)

Call Number: Stacks TN279 .R63 1998

 Book Cover Image  Canadian and American Mines Handbook (print)

Call Number: Reference HD9506 .C22 C36

When should I use dictionaries?

  • Finding definitions for terms or concepts


 Book Cover Image  Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms (print)

Call Number: Reference TN9 .D564 1997X

When should I use encyclopedias?

  • Background information
  • Familiarizing yourself with a new topic


 Book Cover Image Encyclopedia of tunneling, mining and drilling equipment (print)  

Call Number: Reference TN345 .S83 1995 3 vols.