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Nuclear Engineering: Books + eBooks

UC Berkeley library resources for nuclear engineering.

Kresge Engineering Library closed until 2025

The Kresge Engineering Library is temporarily closed due to the Bechtel Engineering Center renovation. We plan to re-open in 2025 when the new Engineering Student Center opens its doors.

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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

Nuclear Reactor Physics. Wiley, 2018.
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, 2018.

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.

Radiation Detection and Measurement (Knoll), 3rd ed. Wiley, 2010.