Textbooks and recommended readings are often put on short-term loan in the High Demand collection.
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If you cannot find it at UC Library or online, request an Interloan and we will get it for you from another library. There is no charge for this service
A good way to find out whether the details you seek are located in a book. Search previews of books and some full text of out-of-copyright titles; search terms are highlighted in results.
|1–65||General (including alchemy)|
|8–9||Communication of Chemical Information|
|21–22||Biographies of Chemists|
|40–49||Study and Teaching, Research|
|65||Handbooks, Tables, Formulas, etc.|
|181||Special Elements, By Chemical Symbol, A-Z|
|258–281||Operations in Organic Chemistry|
|390–395||Condensed Benzene Rings|
|399–406||Heterocyclic Chemistry and Compounds|
|410–412.5||Organometallic Chemistry and Compounds|
|416||Terpenes, Camphors, etc. Essential Oils|
|419||Gums and Resins|
|431||Proteins, Peptides, Amino Acids, etc.|
|450–731||Physical and Theoretical Chemistry|
|463–464||Atomic and Molecular Weights|
|501–505.5||Conditions and Laws of Chemical Reactions|
|540–549||Theory of Solution|
|911–922||Geometrical and Mathematical Crystallography|
|931–947||Physical Properties of Crystals|
To find a book on the Library shelves you will need to know its call number. Call numbers are printed on the spine of the book and are also listed in the Library Catalogue. They tell you where the book is located in the library.
The University of Canterbury library, like most academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress Classification system. In this system, the call numbers start with letters of the alphabet.
Read the call number line by line:
This diagram explains how Library of Congress call numbers work on the library shelves:
(This image was produced by librarians at the University of Maryland Libraries (User Education Services), College Park, MD.)