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Chemistry: Books

Guide to resources in chemistry and related fields.

Standard Reference Sources

Searching for Books

You can find books in the UToledo Library Catalog using either keywords for your topic, or using Subject Headings such as those listed below. 

Searching by keyword allows you to find words mentioned in book titles, chapter titles, subjects, and author names.  Keyword searches can be combined to find books on two or more topics using AND or OR.  Searching by Subject Heading is more precise, but searches for broad topics in the book.  See the UToledo Library Catalog Guide for more information about searching.

Some subject headings you may want to start at include the following.  Some will have cross references to other related topics, and most will have sub-headings for more specific topics, formats, or geographic areas:

UToledo Library Catalog Search

Browsing for Chemistry Books

The UToledo Libraries use the Library of Congress Call Number system for organizing our books.  You can browse the shelves in our libraries in the following call numbers:

QC170-197 Atomic, Molecular & Solid State Physics
QC350-467 Optics, including Spectroscopy
QC750-766 Magnetism, including NMR
QD Chemistry
QD1-65    General
QD71-142     Analytical
QD146-197     Inorganic
QD241-441     Organic & Biochemistry
QD450-801     Physical & Theoretical
QD901-999     Crystallography
QH345 Biochemistry
QP501-801 Animal Biochemistry
RM Pharmacology
RS Pharmacy
TP Chemical Technology


Don't forget that in addition to all of the books available in the University of Toledo Libraries locations, you also have access to books from any of the more than 85 OhioLINK partner libraries.  Whenever you are in the University of Toledo Library Catalog, you can click on the OhioLINK button to perform the same search in libraries across the state.  Or you can start your search in the OhioLINK Catalog itself.  See here for more information about requesting and borrowing items from OhioLINK libraries.

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