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Chemistry Research Guide

Books & Library Catalogs

The Library Catalog lists all of the books videos and CDs at the Cal Poly Humboldt University Library.  

A keyword search is usually the best way to begin.  When you find items of interest, check the catalog records for subject headings or other terms to modify your search.

You can borrow books from other libraries with our InterLibrary Loan service. For details about the ILL policies, view the ILL FAQ page.

Call Numbers: Library of Congress Classification

Print Books at HSU

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E-Books Online

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You can also browse and search Ebrary. Here is a guide how to use ebrary.

Other Library Catalogs

Call Numbers for Chemistry Books

Our Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers. In this system, the first two or three lines of a call number identify the subject of a book or other item.  The main call number used for Chemistry is QD.

QD   Chemistry
QD 1-65   General
QD 71-142   Analytical chemistry
QD 146-197   Inorganic Chemistry
QD 241-441   Organic Chemistry
QD 415-436   Biochemistry
QD 450-801   Physical and theoretical chemistry
QD 625-655   Radiation chemistry
QD 701-731   Photochemistry
QD 901-999   Crystallography

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How To Videos

The following short videos will show you how to accomplish some basic research tasks.