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Handbooks - General & Analytical Chemistry

  • Free online resource NIST Chemistry WebBook

    Find chemical and physical property data, spectra, etc. Search by chemical formula, name, CAS registry number, and more.


  • reference book CRC Handbook of chemistry and physics.
    Location: REF QD65.H3
    Most recent edition is available at the Reference Desk. Also known as the 'rubber book'. See also: Tables Relocated or Removed from CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 71st through 79th Editions
  • online reference book Knovel critical tables. 2008.
    Tables of physical, thermodynamic, and solvent properties for thousands of inorganic and organic compounds and pure substances; Interactive Equation Plotter can plot thermodynamic properties as a function of temperature.
  • reference book Lange's handbook of chemistry.
    Location: REF QD65.L36
    This classic reference covers the entire field of chemistry, with state-of-the-art facts, figures, values, tables, and formulas
  • reference book Merck index.
    Location: REF RS356.M524
    Most recent edition is available at the Reference Desk. One-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Each monograph in the encyclopedia discusses a single chemical entity or a small group of closely-related compounds. Entries include: chemical, common, generic and systematic names; trademarks and associated companies; CAS Registry Numbers; molecular formulae, weights and percentage composition; capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance; chemical, biomedical and patent literature references; physical and toxicity data; therapeutic and commercial uses; caution and hazard information
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Handbooks - Chemical Engineering

  • CD-ROM: ask at Reference Desk ASTM Standards on Disc

    Coverage: Full Text
    Ask at the Reference Desk for full-text on DVD-ROM. Full text of 12,000+ standards for metals, petroleum, construction, the environment and more. Disc must be used at the Reference Desk.


  • reference book Handbook of chemical engineering calculations. 2004.
    Location: REF TP149 .H285
  • reference book Fermentation and biochemical engineering handbook: principles, process design, and equipment. 1997.
    Location: REF TP248.3.F47
  • reference book Perry’s Chemical engineers’ handbook.
    Location: REF TP151 .P45
    Most recent edition is available at the Reference Desk
  • reference book Perry's standard tables and formulas for chemical engineers. 2003.
    Location: REF QD65.S584

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Handbooks - Physical & Inorganic Chemistry


    • reference book Quantities, units and symbols in physical chemistry. 2007.
      Location: REF QD451.5 .Q36
    • reference book Tables of physical and chemical constants. 1995.
      Location: REF QC61 .K3
    • reference book NIST-JANAF thermochemical tables. 1998.
      Location: REF QD511 .N57

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    Handbooks - Organic & Biochemistry


      • reference book Dean’s handbook of organic chemistry. 2003.
        Location: REF QD251.2.G65
      • reference book Handbook of reagents for organic synthesis. 1999-2007.
        Location: REF QD77.H37
      • online reference book Organic Syntheses. 1921-Present.
        Location: QD262.O7
        Also available online at: http://www.orgsyn.org/

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      Handbooks - Spectroscopy

      • reference book The Aldrich library of ¹³C and ¹H FT NMR spectra. 1993.
        Location: REF QC462.85.A44 v.1-3
      • reference book The Aldrich library of FT-IR spectra, 2nd edition. 1997.
        Location: REF QC457.P87
      • CD-ROM: ask at Reference Desk The Aldrich FT-IR library with spectral viewer. 2002 library [electronic resource]. 2003.
        Location: REF - Ready Ref QC462.85.A428
        Available on the CD Database workstation. Ask at Reference Desk for assistance
      • CD-ROM: ask at Reference Desk The Aldrich FT-NMR library with spectral viewer [electronic resource]. 2003.
        Location: REF - Ready Ref QC462.85.A43
        Available on the CD Database workstation. Ask at Reference Desk for assistance
      • CD-ROM: ask at Reference Desk The Aldrich FT-Raman library with spectral viewer [electronic resource]. 2005.
        Location: REF - Ready Ref QC462.85.A442
        Available on the CD Database workstation. Ask at Reference Desk for assistance

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      Handbooks - Safety & Toxicology

      • Free online resource Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

        100 free internet sources for MSDS, which contain physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures for many substances.

      • Free online resource ToxFAQs: Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets

        Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health. Provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Division of Toxicology.


      • reference book CRC handbook of laboratory safety. 2000.
        Location: REF QD51.C73 2000
      • reference book Fire protection guide to hazardous materials. 2002.
        Location: REF TK55.3.H3 N32
      • reference book Sittig’s handbook of toxic and hazardous chemicals and carcinogens. 2002.
        Location: REF RA1215 .S58

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