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.Chemistry Subject Guide: Books


Reference Works by Topic

This is a list of selected reference books OR browse by call number to discover other helpful books. Click here to see the list of call numbers.

Concise Encyclopedia Chemistry - QD4. A2313 1994

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - QD65 .C72

Dictionary of Environmentally Important Chemical Elements - TD196 .C45 A97 1999

Diverse Atoms: Profiles of the Chemical Elements QD466 .R63 1998

Lange's Handbook of Chemistry - QD65 .L36 1999

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry - QD4 .M33 1997

The Merck Index - RS51 .M4 2001

Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry - QD159 .I57 1971

Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International - S587 .O38

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - QD415 .A25 .O94 2000

Online Books

IUAP Compendium of Chemical Terminology Online ("The Gold Book")

NIST Chemistry Webbook - Chemical data and spectra

Oxford Reference Online - Includesa Dictionary of Chemistry as well as many other useful sources.

Background Information

A great place to start is the Reference Collection. Use it to find a topic, understand a theory or concept, locate keywords, get a definition, or find an overview of developments in chemistry. 

Call numbers useful for Chemistry: 

-  Chemistry
-  Physiology and Biochemistry
-  Microbiology
- General Medicine
- Forensics, Toxicology, Public Health, Health Policy and Administration of Services
- Laboratory Medicine, Pathology
- Internal Medicine
- Pharmacology, Therapeutics
- Pharmacy 
  Specific Call Numbers from ChemInfo