Nuclear Engineering

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UC Berkeley library resources for nuclear engineering.

Find Articles

The databases listed below include journal articles and conference papers in the subject areas of nuclear engineering and energy.

For a full list of article databases, see our Article Databases page.


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Proxy Server
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Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN is a software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allowing you to access a broader variety of licensed resources.


Nuclear Engineering Journals

Find out which nuclear engineering journals titles we have online by using our E-journals A-Z database.

Search for journal title:

Or, see the full list of e-journals for nuclear engineering.

Citation Linker

If you have a citation, use the UC-eLinks Citation Linker to find the full-text. 

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Journal Title and Date are required fields.  Enter as much information as you have about the publication.

Search Tips

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Find books and e-books

Numerous books are available electronically for use at UCB. Some are included in publisher packages or as special subject collections. See the Bioscience Library's Electronic Books page for full-text collections such as ENVIRONnetBASE, Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel Library.

Use OskiCat (UCB) to find books, ebooks, journals, conference proceedings, videos and more.

In OskiCat you can:
items checked out by another patron or held in storage
your checked-out items online.|
Limit your search to "Available Online" for ebooks only.

Journals: When searching on exact journal titles, change the search field to Title and limit the search to Journals/Magazines/Newspapers.

For materials not owned by UC Berkeley: Borrowing from Other Libraries.

Use Melvyl (UC) catalog to search the libraries of all UC campuses.

OskiCat Advanced Search
Melvyl Advanced Search

Call Numbers in Nuclear Engineering

RA1231               Health effects of nuclear radiation
QC770 - 798       Nuclear and particle physics, atomic energy, radioactivity
TK9001 - 9401    Nuclear engineering, atomic power

Finding Overviews


Encyclopedia of Materials. Elsevier, 2001.
UCB access only

Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology.  Elsevier, 2001.
UCB access only

Encyclopedia of Energy. Elsevier, 2004.
UCB Access only

Comprehensive Nuclear Materials. Elsevier, 2012.
UCB Access only

In print:

Fundamental Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Fuel Elements (Olander). NTIS, 1976.

A Guidebook to Nuclear Reactors (Nero). University of California Press, 1979.

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (Lamarsh). Prentice Hall, 2001.

Nuclear Chemical Engineering (Benedict, Pigford and Levi), 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, 1981.

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Analysis and Management (Cochran and Tsoulfanidis), 2nd ed. American Nuclear Society, 1999.

Nuclear Power Plant Engineering (Rust). Haralson Pub. Co., 1979.

Nuclear Reactor Analysis (Duderstadt). Wiley, 1976.

Nuclear Reactor Engineering (Glasstone), 4th ed. Chapman and Hall, 1994.

Nuclear Reactor Physics (Stacey). Wiley, 2007.

Radiation Detection and Measurement (Knoll), 3rd ed. Wiley, 2000.

New Books

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For a full list of new books in nuclear engineering, see our NE new books list.

Nuclear data sources

Map of the Nuclides

National Nuclear Data Center (BNL)

Nuclear Data Services (IAEA)

Nuclear Data Sheets

Power Reactor Information System

Research Reactor Database (IAEA)

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Neutron Cross Sections, 4th ed. Academic Press, 1981.
QC793.5.N4624.N47 1981 Reference (Physics-Astronomy Library)

Nuclides and Isotopes, 14th ed. General Electric, 1989.
QC793.5.N862.K56 1989 Reference (Physics-Astronomy Library)

Table of Isotopes, 8th ed. Wiley, 1996.
QD601.2.F57 1996 Reference

Table of Radioactive Isotopes. Wiley, 1986.
QD601.2.B761 1986 (Physics-Astronomy Library)

Find Technical Reports

SciTech Connect
Index to energy-related research sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors — the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) — from 1940 to the present.

National Technical Reports Library (NTRL)  
UCB access only

NTRL is the gateway to indexes, abstracts, and technical reports of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The NTIS archives reports from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and other government agencies. Some full text available.

National Technical Information Service database. Freely available, no full text.

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Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
Dates: 1861 - present
Coverage: Indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. Offers full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.
Search by: thesis advisor, topic or title term, author, and other fields.

UC Berkeley Dissertations
To search for UC dissertations, go to Dissertations and Theses @ University of California (available in full text).

To locate dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.

Example: berkeley dissertations molecular and cell biology

Citation Management Tools

Reference managers help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, & create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Compare.

Widely used citation managers include:

: Free for UC Berkeley users. Web-based manager with direct export integrated into many databases. Organize and share references, and format citations and bibliographies.
Sign up for a RefWorks account.
Getting Started with RefWorks

: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central. Good PDF management and annotation tools. Automatically searches for full-text PDFs (if available) for citations. Formats citations and bibliographies. Requires purchase of annual or semi-annual upgrades to remain current.

: Free plug-in for Firefox and standalone versions for Chrome and Internet Explorer. Automatically extracts metadata from many PDFs and web pages. Permits tagging, notation, and full text searching of your library of resources. Integrates with Word for citation and bibliography formatting, and has a free (but limited) web backup service.Getting Started with Zotero Note: When using software to automatically format your citations, double-check the formatting for correctness.

: Free (up to 2GB). Web-based component that syncs with a desktop client. Integrates with Word for citation and bibliography formatting. Includes some social elements that allows for sharing and recommendations.

Style Guides

Publishers' style guides provide instructions for writing an article for one of its publications.  They typically specify the layout and length of the paper, rules for units, graphs and tables, copyright terms, and how to submit the paper. 

 ACS - Authors & Reviewers

AGU Author Resource Center

AIP Style Manual Published by the American Institute of Physics

ANS Information for Authors

ASCE Resources for Authors

ASME - Author Guidelines

Communications of the ACM - Information for Authors

ICE Author Guidelines

IEEE Author Tools

IET Author Guides

ORS Instructions for Authors

Physical Review style (APS journals)

Springer Manuscript Preparation


Writing Help

The campus offers writing support for students through the College Writing Programs office. See what's available both on-campus and off-campus at the Writing Resources website.

Books on dissertation writing.

Books on technical writing for scientists and engineers.

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