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Chemistry: Reference & Books

Last Updated: May 17, 2022 2:04 PM

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  1. Books
  2. E-Books 
  3. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Review Journals
  4. Dissertations and Theses
  5. New Resources and 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 Libraries' chat service.


Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Reviews


McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific Terms (text)

IUPAC Gold Book Compendium of Chemical Terminology 

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary


Burger's Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery 

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (text)

Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories 

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (text) 

Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia (text) 

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (text)


Review Journals

Review Journals provide articles that summarize current research and are a great introduction to a new topic. In Chemistry, try the Annual Review of Physical Chemistry; Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry; or Annual Review of Biochemistry

  • ACS Chemical Reviews 

    The mission of Chemical Reviews is to provide comprehensive, authoritative, critical, and readable reviews of important recent research in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, theoretical, and biological chemistry. In addition to the general reviews, the journal has published since 1985 periodic thematic issues focusing on a single theme or direction of emerging research.

Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global 

Comprehensive North American and significant international coverage of graduate works, often providing full-text documents from 1997 on.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ UB

Access to UB dissertations and theses.

UB Institutional Repository

The University at Buffalo Institutional Repository collects, preserves, and distributes UB's research and scholarship. This Institutional Repository is a group of collections of full-text articles, full-text reports, audio mp3 files, images, and video clips produced by UB researchers and students.

New Resources & Books