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CE/ENE 487 Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering


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Some E-Book Collections and Online Reference Works

The MSU Libraries provide users with access to an increasingly large number of e-books.

Knovel Life Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering & Construction Materials, Food Science & Metals/ Metallurgy Collection

Searchable, full-text handbooks and reference works in biochemistry, biology & biotechnology; chemistry & chemical engineering; civil engineering & construction materials; food science; and metals & metallurgy.


Includes the latest editions of sources such as Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Antenna Engineering Handbook, Handbook of Optics, Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook, Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain, and many others.


SpringerLink is the platform for European based publisher Springer. It provides online access to reference works and other e-books, in addition to their journals in the scientific, technical, and medical fields.

Selected Online Reference Works

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