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Chemistry & Biochemistry Resources

Background information and reference resources


Background information can help you prepare for further research by explaining concepts related to your topic, especially if you are researching an unfamiliar topic or discipline. Entries in reference resources tend to be short and can help you get started with research on a new topic, identify trends in a subject area, and define unfamiliar terms or people from your readings. Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. 

General Reference Databases

Reference Books

Dictionaries

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. QD5 .C5 2007

Encyclopedias

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. QD4 .M33 1997

Handbooks

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. QD65 .H3 2013/14
SHELVED ON PERMANENT RESERVE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK

The Elements
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. QD466 .E48 1998