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Chemistry

Resources for research and information in chemistry.

Find Books in the RSU Library

Image of older bound volumes of Harper's MagazineSearch all books, ebooks, audibooks, and films in the Stratton Taylor Library's collection. 

Remember: when looking for physical books, many topics will be grouped together.  If you find one or two books on immigration, for example, often several other books on the topic of immigration will be in the same general area.

Browse the Shelves--Chemistry

Image of an open bookIf you can visit the library in person, shelf-browsing is an excellent way to find books on your topic.  Below is a guide to Library of Congress classification for chemistry. Books in chemistry are in many areas of LC Classification.

  LC Classification for Chemistry

  • QD 1-65 - General Works
  • QD 11-18 - History
  • QD 21-23 - Biography
  • QD 24-26 - Alchemy
  • QD 27-28 - Early Works
  • QD 31-39 - General Books and Textbooks
  • QD 39.3.E46 -- Computational chemistry
  • QD 40-49 - Study and teaching
  • QD 51-65 - Laboratory techniques, apparatus, handbooks, etc.
  • QD 71-142 - Analytical chemistry
  • QD 81-98 - Qualitative analysis
  • QD 95-98 - Spectroscopy and spectrum analysis
  • QD 101-142 - Quantitative analysis
  • QD 146-197 - Inorganic chemistry
  • QD 156 - Inorganic synthesis
  • QD 161-169 - Nonmetals
  • QD 171-181 - Metals
  • QD 189-193 - Salts
  • QD 196 - Inorganic polymers
  • QD 241-449 - Organic chemistry
  • QD 262 - Organic synthesis
  • QD 271-272 - Organic analysis
  • QD 291 - Nomenclature, named reactions
  • QD 300-315 - Aliphatic compounds
  • QD 320-327 - Carbohydrates
  • QD 330-341 - Aromatics
  • QD 380-388 - Polymers
  • QD 399-406 - Heterocyclics
  • QD 410-412 - Organometallic chemistry
  • QD 415-441 - Biological chemistry, natural products
  • QD 450-899 - Physical and theoretical chemistry
  • QD 461 - Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonds; molecular dimensions
  • QD 462 - Quantum chemistry
  • QD 466-467 - Chemical elements, isotopes, periodicity
  • QD 469 - Valence
  • QD 474 - Complex compounds (coordination compounds, clathrates, etc)
  • QD 475 - Physical inorganic chemistry
  • QD 476 - Physical organic chemistry
  • QD 476.2 - Biophysical chemistry
  • QD 477 - Acids and bases
  • QD 478 - Solid state chemistry 
  • QD 501-502 - Chemical reactions, kinetics and mechanisms
  • QD 503 - Chemical equilibrium
  • QD 504 - Chemical thermodynamics
  • QD 505 - Catalysis
  • QD 506 - Surface chemistry
  • QD 510-539 - Thermochemistry
  • QD 540-548 - Theory of solution, solubility
  • QD 549 - Colloids, gels
  • QD 551-599 - Electrochemistry
  • QD 601-655 - Radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry
  • QD 701-731 - Photochemistry
  • QD 875-882 - Supramolecular chemistry
  • QD 901-999 - Crystallography

Other classes in the LC system relevant to chemistry include:

  • QA - Mathematics
  • QC - Physics
    • QC 172-173 - Constitution and properties of matter
    • QC 310-319 - Thermodynamics
    • QC 450-467 - Spectroscopy
    • QC 762-763 - NMR, EPR
  • QE - Earth Sciences, including Geochemistry
  • QH - Biology (General)
  • QP 501-801 - Biochemistry
    • QP 517-519 - Biochemical methods, analysis
    • QP 551-599 - Proteins, amino acids, hormones
    • QP 601-619 - Enzymes
    • QP 620-625 - Nucleic acids
  • RS - Pharmacy, medicinal chemistry
  • T 174.7 - Nanotechnology (general)
  • TA 455 - Materials (non-metallic) 
  • TD 193 - Environmental chemistry
  • TP - Chemical Technology
    • TP 155-156 - Chemical engineering
    • TP 157-159 - Apparatus
    • TP 200-248 - Chemicals
    • TP 248.13-248.65 - Biotechnology
    • TP 315-360 - Fuel
    • TP 368-659 - Food processing & manufacture; Fermentation industries, etc.
    • TP 670-699 - Oils, fats, waxes
    • TP 1101-1185 - Plastics
  • TS - Manufactures (including wood, paper, fibers, etc.)
  • TX - Food Science, Nutrition