Chemical Engineering

Librarian Contact

I (Brian Young) am the School of Engineering Library Liaison, as well as the library collection strategist. If you need any assistance, please contact me through email at

I can assist with:

  • Locating research related to engineering topics
  • Creating tutorials for School of Engineering classes on engineering topics
  • Doing a library session (virtual or in-person) for engineering classes
  • Purchasing materials for the engineering collection
  • Understanding the library's current collection strategy (both engineering-specific, as well as the overall library)

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to all students and faculty/staff that allows you to request materials which the UM Libraries does now own. For books, we can generally have the item available in 10-14 days and, for articles, 1-2 days.

Document Delivery is a service provided to graduate students and faculty/staff that allows you to request a print article or print book chapter be scanned and made available to you electronically.

Both of these services can be requested through your Interlibrary Loan account:

Citation Tools

Citation management tools (list of available options) can be an easy way to organize your research and a convenient way to store literature.


  Client-based citation management tool

  Zotero is optimally used in conjunction with Mozilla Firefox using a convenient plug-in.


For guidance on using Zotero, please see our Zotero guide.

Library Tools

Library Tutorials

The library has video and image-based tutorials to help you learn how to use specific library services and resources.

Contact Brian Young ( if you do not see a tutorial for what you need.