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Where to Begin
Welcome to our new subject guide aimed at helping you find information about Chemistry!
There are a number of tabs at the top of the page that will assist you in your search. Here you will find information that can assist with your research.
A good place to begin is by searching the library catalog for books, CDs, and DVD's. You can also browse the shelves. Chemistry books are generally found using the following call number range:
540 Chemistry & allied sciences
541 Physical & theoretical chemistry
542 Techniques, equipment, materials
543 Analytical chemistry
544 Qualitative analysis
545 Quantitative analysis
546 Inorganic chemistry
547 Organic chemistry
You can find the books you are looking for by locating the tag on the end of each book shelf that indicates the number range of the books on that shelf. So, if you are looking for books on Chemistry, for instance, just find the book shelf that contains books in the 540s.
Another great place to start when looking for information is by searching for articles in our databases. There is a databases tab at the top of the page that will provide a list of databases useful for finding information.
As always, if you are having trouble finding information or you want more guidance, just ask a librarian!
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