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Chemistry: Find Books

Guide to library resources in the field of Chemistry.

TIPS

  • If you find the Rutgers online catalog and E-ZBorrow too limiting, consider searching WorldCat for books.
  • In addition to E-ZBorrow and interlibrary loan, Rutgers participates in Cooperative Access Arrangements.

Interested in browsing the shelves?

If you are interested in browsing the shelves of the library for books, keep in mind the Library of Congress classification system:

Section of Library
Topic
QD   Chemistry
QD 1-65 General Chemistry
QD 71-142 Analytical Chemistry
QD 146-197 Inorganic Chemistry
QD 241-441 Organic Chemistry
QD 415-436 Biochemistry
QD 450-801 Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
QD 625-655 Radiation Chemistry
QD 701-731 Photochemistry
QD 901-999 Crystallography

 

Online Reference Works

Print Reference Works

Reference books such as encyclopedias are a great place to do some preliminary research.  You can get a good overview about your topic, perhaps narrow down your topic if it was too broad before, and most importantly, identify seach terms to use when you begin your search for books and/or articles.

Here are some PRINT reference works:

  • A Dictionary of Chemistry (4th ed.)
    • Library of Science and Medicine, REF section, Call number: QD5.D4985 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Chemistry Library, REF section, Call number: QD148.E53 1994
    • Paul Robeson Library, REF section, Call number: QD148.E53 1994
  • Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (3rd ed.)
    • Library of Science and Medicine, REF section, Call number: Q123.E497 2002
    • Paul Robeson Library, REF section, Call number: Q123.E497 2002
  • Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (15th ed.)
    • Chemistry Library, REF section, Call number: QD5.C5 2007
    • Paul Robeson Library, REF section, Call number: QD5.C5 2007
  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (4th ed.)
    • Library of Science and Medicine, REF section, Call number: TP9.E685 1991
    • John Cotton Dana Library, REF section, Call number: TP9.E685 1991
  • Lange's Handbook of Chemistry (14th ed.)
    • Library of Science and Medicine, REF section, Call number: QD65.L36 1992
    • John Cotton Dana Library, REFDESK, Call number: QD65.L36 1992
    • Paul Robeson Library, REF section, Call number: QD65.L36 1992

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