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Most of the library’s chemistry books and journals can be found in the 540 section.  Journals are located on the third floor of the library, general collection books on the second floor.  Chemistry reference books can also be found on second floor in the Reference 540 section.  This is a separate section from the general collection.  Some of the more important titles for research include the following:


  • Van Nostrand’s Encyclopedia of Chemistry, by Glenn D. Considine
    540.3 V338e 2005
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry, by John Daintith
    546.03 F119f
  • Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry, by John Aurie Dean
    540 L26h 1999
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    541.9 H191 2004-05
  • Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary, by Gessner Goodrich Hawley
    540.3 C751c 1993
  • Longman Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry, by Arthur Godman
    540.3 G546
  • Kingzett’s Chemical Encyclopaedia , by Charles Thomas Kingzett
    540.3 K619p 1966
  • The Merck Index, by Susan Budavari
    615.103 M537i 1996

Also located at R 615.103 M537i, a separate reference section.


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