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Research Guide: Chemistry

 

 


Books

Title Author Call Number Book Cover
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe Gray, Theodore W. QD 466 .G73 2009
Chemistry 11: A Workbook for Students Hebden, James A. QD 31.2 .H423 1998
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change Silberberg, Martin S. QD 31.3 .S54 2013
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach Tro, Nivaldo J. QD 453.3 .T76 2014
Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity Mahaffy, Peter QD 31.3 .C43 2010
Chemical Principles Zumdahl, Steven S. QD 33.2 .Z86 2009
Basic Chemistry Timberlake, Karen C. QD 31.3 .T54 2014
Organic Chemistry Klein, David R. QD 256 .K542 2012
Principles of Environmental Chemistry Girard, James. QD 33.2 .G57 2010
Biochemistry: Essential Concepts Hardin, Charles. QP 518.3 .H37 2013

Want to reserve one of these titles? Email library@alexandercollege.ca with your student # and the book title.


E-Books

These e-Books are available in the online library collection. Click the link to access the resource.

Title Author Publication Date Permalink
Everything You Need to Know About Math for General Chemistry Williams, Joseph E. 2012 Link
Chemistry: The Impure Science Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette 2012 Link
Understanding Chemistry Rao, C. N. R. 2010 Link
Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction Atkins, P. W. 2014 Link
What Is Chemistry? Atkins, P. W. 2013 Link
The Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry: Principles and Practice Davis, Andrew 2015 Link
Principles of Environmental Chemistry Harrison, Roy M. 2007 Link
Green Chemistry Luque, Rafael 2012 Link
Elementary Physical Chemistry Linder, Bruno 2011 Link
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reaction Mechanisms Bruckner, Reinhard 2002 Link

Handbooks

These handbooks provide easy to digest information about topics covered within Chemistry.

A Workbook and Dictionary for Chemistry Students (1996) by Tom Kenney.
A Workbook and Dictionary for Chemistry Students provides students with accessible explanations and definitions of concepts in chemistry, plus example problems to work through. It can be found in library, under call number QD 31 K46 1996.

CRC handbook of Chemistry and Physics: A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data (2013) by W. M. Haynes
The CRC handbook of Chemistry and Physics consists of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units. It can be found in the Library, under the call number QD 65 .C72 2013

The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student’s Guide to Techniques (2011) by James W. Zubrick
The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual provides students with information on how to conduct labs, and other skills essential to success in chemistry. It can be found in the Library, under the call number QD 261 Z83 2011.

Encyclopedia of Chemistry Research (2012) by Andrew P. Albertis
The Encyclopedia of Chemistry Research provides information on current research in the field of chemistry, for a wide variety of topics. It can be found here.


Articles & Databases


Open Access Resources

Textbooks

Open access resources are resources that are available to everyone for free online. Links here will lead to sites where you can download textbooks or access journals related to chemistry.

Chemistry by Paul Flowers
Chemistry is a textbook for students about the core concepts of chemistry. It discusses how chemistry concepts apply to students lives and the world around them. You can download it here.

Introductory Chemistry by Jessie A. Key
Introductory Chemistry is a survey of the basic topics of chemistry. You can download it here.

Analytical Chemistry 2.0 by David Harvey
Analytical Chemistry 2.0 is a textbook about solving chemical problems. It focuses on experimental design, sampling, calibration strategies, standardization, optimization, statistics, and the validation of experimental results. You can download it here .

Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis by Timothy Soderberg
Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis is a textbook covering the core concepts of organic structure, structure determination, and reactivity. You can download it here.

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry is a textbook focusing on the study of the synthesis, reactions, structures and properties of compounds of the elements. You can download it here.

Biochemistry Online by Henry Jakubowski
Biochemistry Online focuses on the study of the structure of biological functions/activities, binding reactions for biological events, and chemical principles, such as dynamic equilibria (mass action, and reaction kinetics and mechanisms). You can download it here.

Open Access Journals


Other Resources

Science News
The Library has a subscription to Science News magazine. Issues can be borrowed from the Burnaby Campus Library and the Vancouver Campus Library.

Popular Science
The Library has a subscription to Popular Science magazine. Issues can be borrowed from the Burnaby Campus Library and the Vancouver Campus Library.

RSC Periodic Table
Illustrated and interactive periodic table by the Royal Society of Chemistry features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table.

ChemSpider
A free chemical database covering a huge range of molecules. Users can search by keyword, by structure, or by properties such as molecular weight, elements, and formulas.

Chemistry World
A collection of news articles, podcasts, and webinars about the chemistry, curated by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).


How to Cite

Assignments written for chemistry courses will follow the style outlined by the assignment guideline. Style guide handbooks are available for your reference in the library or at the Writing and Learning Centre. Online WLC guides can be found here. You can also book an appointment with the Writing and Learning Center for workshops and one-on-one learning help.