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Chemistry: Reference & Books

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020 2:38 PM

UB Library Books

Chemistry books may be found at the Lockwood Library on North Campus. They are arranged by call number. Look for the letters QD on the spine of the book. The QD section of books are located on Lockwood 3. These books may be borrowed from the library. 

Additionally, we have a collection of reference books. The reference books for Science & Engineering are located on Lockwood 1, also found by looking for the call number QD.  These books must stay at the library, but you are welcome to use them whenever the library is open. 

If you need additional assistance, please visit our Reference Desk on Lockwood 2 or, if that is closed, use the UB Library's chat service.  


Major Reference Works

Burger's Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery. by Burger, Alfred, and Donald J. Abraham. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Updated regularly

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Latest electronic edition. Edited by Rumble, John. CRC Press.

The Merck Index. Available in Lockwood Reference Collection, Lockwood 1, RS 356.M524.  

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. By Ullmann, Fritz, and Fritz Ullmann. New York: Wiley. Updated regularly.

A Guide to the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry & the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry An excellent libguide explaining the Beilstein and Gmelin Handbooks. 

Landolt-Bornstein Substance / Property Index - Keyword searchable as well as molecular formula, element system, CAS Registry Numbers, chemical name, and zeolite indicies. UB has most of the older print volumes on the Lockwood Science & Engineering Reference shelves (QC61.L33 & QC61.L332).