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Chemistry: Finding Books

Chemistry Books in Richardson Library

Richardson Library has over 500,000 print books on site and over 1 million digital-books online. 

This guide will help you:

Chemistry books begin with call number QD.  Take a look at the complete classification below.  

e-Book Collections

How to read a call number

Finding a book using the call numbers is pretty straightforward.  The call number is made up of letters and numbers and books are shelved alphabetically by the first letter or letters in the call number:

  • Example:

               Q 141. C23

              QA 234 .G67

              QD 34 . F45

After the first letters is a number which is read as a simple whole number:

  • Example:

               Q 24. C23

              Q 54 .G67

              Q 134 . F45

The second part of the call number is another letter shelved alphabetically, but the number after is read as a a decimal:

  • Example:

               Q 141. C235

              Q 141 .C3

              Q 141 . C499999

              Q 141 . C5

Q 141 . C499999 comes before Q 141 . C5 because both '499999' and '5' are treated as decimals.

How to Search for Books

How to locate print books in the library

Look at the LOCATION field in the catalogue record.  In the example below, the location fields indicate that there are two copies:  one in the Davis Room and another in the Stacks.  Books in the Davis room can not be checked out, because it is the university's archive.  The Book in the stacks collection can be checked out so you would go to the third floor and find the call number to locate the book.  See below for borrowing policies and fines. 

Call Number Classification for Chemistry

New Chemistry Books

Books listed here are in the New Book Room on the first floor of the library.  To obtain a book from the new Book Room Please see a the circulation desk.

 The quantum gamble / Jan C.A. Boeyens. 
QD462 .B64 2016

Essays in the philosophy of chemistry / edited by Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher. 
QD6 .E87 2016

Experimental organic chemistry : a miniscale and microscale approach / John C. Gilbert, Stephen F. Martin. 
QD261 G54 2011

Study guide and solutions manual to accompany organic chemistry, fifth edition / Marc Loudon, Joseph G. Stowell.
QD251.3 .L684 2010

Organic chemistry / Marc Loudon. 
QD251.3 .L68 2009

Organic chemistry / Francis A. Carey. 
QD251.3 .C37 2008

General, organic, and biological chemistry : an integrated approach / Kenneth W. Raymond. 
QD31.3 .R39 2006

Introduction to organic chemistry.William H. Brown, Thomas Poon
QD253.2 .B76 2005

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