General Resources

Chemistry Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • QD 1 to QD 999 – Chemistry
    • QD 1 to QD 65 – General chemistry
    • QD 241 to QD 441 – Organic chemistry
      • QD 415 to QD 436 – Biochemistry

Selected Books in the Library

General Reference

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 78th Edition, 1997.
    Call number: QD 65 .C72 1997 REF
  • Chemistry for the Utterly Confused, 2007.
    Call number: QD 41 .M66 2007
  • Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 14th Edition, 2002.
    Call number: QD 5 .C5 2002 REF
  • How to Find Chemical Information, 3rd Edition, 1998.
    Call number: QD 8.5 .M34 1998

Organic Chemistry

  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry I, 2000.
    Call number: QD 256.2 .E38 2000
  • Organic Chemistry, 2000.
    Call number: QD 253 .P376 2000
  • Organic Chemistry Demystified, 2006.
    Call number: QD 253.2 .B56 2006 (Also available as an e-book)
  • Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 1994.
    Call number: QD 42 .O28 1994

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

  • Scientific American
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General Reference

Organic Chemistry

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General Reference

  • Chemical Thesaurus, An interactive reaction chemistry database offering different search options as well tutorials and drills.
  • chemguide: Helping you to understand Chemistry; defines terms and concepts, searchable by keyword or using its menu of concepts; also includes a few links. Note that this is a UK site and uses British English rather than American.
  • Chemistry Study Cards: Sets of study cards in PDF format on various topics, concepts, and skills in general chemistry.
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology; includes interactive models, tools, etc.
  • “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in chemistry and more.
  • WebElements Periodic Table, an award-winning hyper-linked periodic table that provides properties, uses, etc. for the elements.

Organic Chemistry

  • Colby College Organic Chemistry Simulations, or The Poon-Mundy Computer Demonstrations, offers organic chemistry demo videos. You will need to download Adobe Shockwave Player to view the videos.
  • Interactive 3D Organic Reaction Mechanisms. “This site contains interactive 3D animations for some of the most important organic reactions covered during an undergraduate degree with supporting information on reactivity and spectroscopy,” from the University of Liverpool.

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