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Chemistry: Find Books

This library guide will help you find information related to chemistry.

Credo Reference

Find articles definitions, and facts in reference resources, i.e. encyclopedia, dictionaries, handbooks, and more.

Other Reference Databases

Image Database

Find images to support your research by using the database created by Encyclopedia Britannica:

VMI Library Catalog

Find books about chemistry by using Preston Library's library catalog.

Here is the URL to the library's Advanced Search:  http://vmi.worldcat.org/advancedsearch

Tips for searching are:

  • Keyword
  • Subject Heading
  • Limit by format, author, date, and more

You can also browse the shelves for chemistry books on the 400 level [QD] for additional material.

Library of Congress call numbers with subject headings are as follows:

QD 1 - 999 Chemistry

QD 146 - 197 Inorganic Chemistry

QD 241 - 441 Organic Chemistry

QD 450 - 801 Physical Chemistry

RS 400 - 431 Pharmaceutical Chemistry

TP 1 - 185 Chemical Technology

Chemistry Reference Books

Chemistry Handbooks

VMI Reference Librarian

Interlibrary Loan - Book

If you need a book that Preston Library does not own, request it by completing an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request form.  Use your VMI username and password to open a book request form.  Here is the URL:  https://illiad.vmi.edu/

There is no fee; there is not limit to how many ILL requests you can make.

You will be notified by email when the book arrives.  It will be held at the Circulation Desk.