The Reference Department is located on the 4th floor of the Wilson Wing. Upon entering the library, walk straight ahead until you see a wide stairway - at the top of the stairs, you'll find the reference department.
Here, you'll find librarians at the reference desk who will be happy to help you find reference books or any other resources you need for your class work. You are always welcome to contact me directly.
~Sarah Jeong, Research & Instruction Librarian for Science
Books on Scientific Communication
Primary & Secondary Sources
Traditional primary sources include journal articles reporting original research, conference proceedings, dissertations or theses, and patents.
Secondary literature includes textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, review articles, bibliographies, and indexing and abstracting services.
Reference Books in Chemistry
These reference books are located in the Reference Dept., which is on the 4th floor of the Wilson Wing in ZSR Library.
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry Ref QD148 .E53 2005
Encyclopedia of the Elements Ref QD466 .E56 2004
Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 13th ed. Ref QD5 .C5 2007
Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference Ref T55.3.H3 L49 2008
Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference TP200.S26 2005
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Ref TP9.K54
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms Ref Q123 M34 2003
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Ref Q121 .M3 2007
Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ref QD415.A25 O94 2006
Practical Organic Synthesis: A Student’s Guide Ref QD257.7 K4313 2006
Handbooks and Tables
Springer Protocols is a database of reproducible, step-by-step laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. Compiles protocols from book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a number of Laboratory Handbooks.
Chemical & Physical Properties
In order to find information about chemical & physical properties of substances, start with the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, which is available in the Reference Dept. If you can't find the information you are looking for, try this Index of Property Names compiled by Duke University.