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Science Library - Manufacturing


The Science Library holds information on a variety of aspects of manufacturing, from basic materials and processes to more in depth information concerning specific materials and products.

Subject Areas Covered

To make it easier to locate material, the library uses the Dewey Classification system. The main classification numbers for Manufacturing are:-

660 Chemical Engineering
661 Industrial Chemicals
664 Food Technology & Processing
668.4 Plastics
668.5 Cosmetics
669 Metallurgy
670 Manufacturing including materials and processes
671 Metalworking
674 Wooden Products
677 Textiles
681.1 Horology (Clocks & Watches)

Related Resources

Resources on Textile Design and Printed Textiles can be found in Arts, Language and Literature on the 3rd Floor of the Central Library.


The Science Library holds a wide range of journals covering the subject of Manufacturing. Please see our catalogue
Recommended Websites

These are a few websites we think you may find useful.

The Department of Trade and Industry's Manufacturing Gateway.


The Manufacturing Technologies Association is the national organisation representing companies that are involved in the UK machine tool and manufacturing technology sector.


The Manufacturing Foundation is a not-for-profit think tank that researches into manufacturing issues and provides policy advice to Regional and National Government.


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