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Chemistry: Books 

When doing your research, sometimes books are exactly what you need.

  • Books provide you with comprehensive information about your topic, providing you with an overview, background, and major theories in depth.
  • Finding books by different authors will often allow you to have many different points of view about the same subject.

    Search for books here at Millikin's library in the online catalog.

    General books on Chemistry:

    • Browse the following areas of the library's stacks (third floor) in the following call number ranges:
      QD 1 - 65 (Chemistry [General])
      QD 71 - 142 (Analytical Chemistry)
      QD 146 - 197 (Inorganic Chemistry)
      QD 241 - 441 (Organic Chemistry)
      QD 415 - 436 (Biochemistry)
      QD 450 - 801 (Physical and Theoretical Chemistry)
      QD 625 - 655 (Radiation Chemistry)
      QD 701 - 731 (Photochemistry)
      QD 901 - 999 (Crystallography)

    Browse by subject in the online catalog:

    Sometimes one of the best ways to find books on your topic is to do some subject browsing in the Online catalog.

    There are two ways to do this easily:

    Number 1
    • Do a regular search (either Quick or Advanced) for your topic and find a book that is good for your research.
    • In the result list from the search, click on the title of the book so that you can the full record of information about it.
    • After the publication information, there is a section called "Topics".
    • This list of the topics describes the content of the book. If one of these subject headings looks useful for your topic, click on it.
    • That will bring you to a new list of books we own that are classified with that topic.

     

    Number 2

    • In either the Advanced or Quick search, type in the term for your search.
    • Change the drop down menu next to the search box to Subject.
    • Click "Find" to see if we own any books classified with that subject.

      Possible Subject Headings to use as search terms:

      Absorption Spectra
      Acids
      Chelating Agents
      Chemical Bonds
      Chemical Engineering
      Chemical Reactions
      Chemists
      Chemistry, Analytic
      Chemistry, Clinical
      Chemistry, Experiments
      Chemistry, Forensic
      Chemistry, History
      Chemistry, Inorganic
      Chemistry, Organic
      Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals
      Chemistry, Physical
      Chemistry, Technical
      Environmental Chemistry
      Microbiological Chemistry
      Molecular Orbitals
      Nuclear Chemistry
      Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
      Quantum Chemistry
      Soil Chemistry
      Solid State Chemistry
      Spectrum Analysis
      Surface Active Agents
      Surface Chemistry
      Valence
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