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Browse print books on chemistry topics.

Browse our eBooks on chemistry topics.

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Journal Titles

If you have a citation to an article, type the journal title into the library catalog to find out what years of the journal are available at PSU.

For help decoding journal abbreviations check out the CASSI Journal Abbreviations search tool.

Browse the Shelves

Most books on chemistry have QD call numbers.

  • General Chemistry: QD 1-65
  • Analytical Chemistry: QD 71-142
  • Inorganic Chemistry: QD 146-197
  • Organic Chemistry: QD 241-441
  • Biochemistry: QD 415-436
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry: QD 450-801


Substance Databases


Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that PSU does not have you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan.  

This service is free to all PSU students, faculty, and staff.

  • Go to the Interlibrary Loan Page.
  • On the left side of the screen, under New Request choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
  • Articles are delivered to your interlibrary loan account in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
  • Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

ACS Citation Style

The Style Guide is also available in the reference section of Lamson Library at REF QD8.5 .A25 2006

Other Citation Styles

EasyBib can help you create, manage, and save citations in a variety of citation styles.

Below are links to the style manuals for some other common citation styles.  

The Purdue OWL has great information on APA, MLA, and Chicago.


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