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If you cannot locate what you need in the OPAC, try these other catalogs to find materials in other libraries, which can be interlibrary loaned.

cataLION search tips:

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Reference Resources

  • Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie. 4th ed. [Chem Ref 547 B422h] Multivolume set with supplements and guide.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. 88th ed. [Ref 541.9 H236 v.88] Older eds. in chemistry library
  • Dean's Analytical Chemistry Handbook. 2nd ed. [Ref 543 P311d2 2004]
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Chemistry, bibliographies and definitions with hypertext.
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Chemistry. 3rd ed. [Ref 540.3 F1423 1999]
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry [Ref 547.03 F142D 2004]
  • Handbook of Inorganic Chemicals. [Chem Ref 546 P311h 2003]
  • Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, summary of the mathematical functions in physical and engineering problems. (On campus use only)
  • Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary. 15th ed. [Ref 540.3 C745 Ed.15] Older eds. in chemistry library.
  • Hazardous Laboratory Chemicals Disposal Guide. 3rd ed. [Chem Ref 542.1 A733h3 2003] Older ed. in main library.
  • International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology, 7 vols. and index to data on physical, thermodynamic, mechanical and other key properties. (On campus use only)
  • Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 4th ed. [Chem Ref 660.03 K59c4]
  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 3rd ed. [660.3 E56] 26 vols. Older ed. in chemistry library.
  • Knovel Critical Tables, properties for commonly used chemical compounds. (On campus use only)
  • Lange's Handbook of Chemistry. 16th ed. [Ref 660.83 L274 Ed.16 2005] Older eds. in chemistry library.
  • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry [Ref 540.3 M167 1997] 4 vols.
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemistry. 2nd ed., an e-book availble from netLibrary. (2003)  
  • The Merck Index : An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs and Biologicals. 14th ed. [Ref 615.103 M555 2006] Kept at reference desk. Older eds. in chemistry library. Software for Ed. 14 in chemistry library.
  • NIST Chemistry Web Book, handy compilation of thermochemical, MS, and some IR/UV-Vis data along with literature citations. Synonyms and/or common names may be used in searching.
  • NIST Physical Reference Data, includes Elemental Data Index complete with tables.
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook. 7th ed. [Ref 660.28 P465 Ed.7 1997] Older ed. in chemistry library.
  • Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials. 10th ed. [Chem Ref 614.8 S272d10] 3 vols. Older ed. in main library.
  • Smithsonian Physical Tables, the 9th rev. ed. of common physical and chemical data. (On campus use only)

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