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EVC Library Reference Books
Encyclopedia of Chemistry by
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Hundreds of chemistry-related entries, thought-provoking essays, leading discoveries, and biographies of notable chemists throughout history.
The World of Chemistry by
Publication Date: 1999-12-01
Articles on theories, discoveries, concepts, and notable people in chemistry.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 94th Edition by
Publication Date: 2021
Comprehensive reference resource for science research. Sections include Mathematics, Properties and Physical Constants, Chemical Tables, Properties of Matter, Heat, Hygrometric and Barometric Tables, Sound, Quantities and Units, and Miscellaneous.
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- Go the library home page.
- Go to Find Textbooks
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- Add an asterisk (*) for a base form of a word that can have multiple endings. e.g. pollut* will find pollute, pollutant, pollution, etc.
- If your search does not yield any results initially, try searching for synonyms or use variant spellings of a search term
Start your search by using keywords. From the catalog results list, find an item of interest and click on the full record to see the subject headings assigned to that item. Click on the relevant subject heading to retrieve more items in the same category. Be sure to keep track of particular phrases that narrow or broaden your results.