Chemistry Research – Getting Started
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Books and Media                                               

Use the Library Catalog http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/library/ to find books, periodicals, and media on your topic.  You can enter keywords of your own choosing, or you can identify the specific subject headings that the library catalog uses to group related materials together. 

Suggested Subject Heading

Selected Call Number

Selected Titles
(all books listed below are in the
San Marcos library, 2nd Floor)

Chemical Formulary
REF TP151 .B35

Chemical Technology: An Encyclopedic Treatment
REF TP200 .M35

Desk Reference For Organic Chemists
REF QD257.7 .E28 1995

Dictionary of Organic Compounds
REF QD251 .D49 1965

Handbook of Physical Properties of Organic Chemicals
REF QD257.7 .H374 1997

Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Merck Index

The Organic Chemistry of Drug Synthesis
REF RS 403 .L38

Organic Reactions
REF QD251 .O7

Organic Syntheses
REF QD262 .0723

Van Nostrand’s Encyclopedia of Chemistry
REF QD4.V36 2005


Basic internet Search Strategies - Use a directory, subject portal, or search engine to focus your Internet search.   In addition to those listed below, find more sites on the Palomar Library Subject Links site at http://www.palomar.edu/library/subjects/chem.htm. Information on evaluating websites can be found at http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SelfHelp.htm#websearching.

Information on Citation Styles – In order to create a bibliography for your research paper, you will need to follow the rules of a specific style.  For a list of styles and information on how to use them, go to http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SubjectGuides/WritingStyles.htm

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