The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library


Reference Books

Reference Books

Reference Books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other works which function as manuals, guides and overviews of your field. The Reference Section is on the first floor of the library, behind the reference desk. These books are in-library use only.

Check Our Catalog For Books

UTOPIA Catalog

Search the library's online catalog. Find books, DVDs, and electronic books in the library's collection.


To access eBooks, you must be logged into MyUTampa.

Summon - Search Everything

The library provides access to hundreds of eBooks on Chemistry. To browse for Chemistry eBooks, go to Summon and under "Content Type" click "Book / eBook," and under "Discipline" click "chemistry." Then click the search button.

You can also use this link to cross-search for articles.

Books To Check Out

Books you can check out are located in the Main Collection on the second floor of the library. Your Spartancard is your library card. Check books out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

Using the Library of Congress Classification System, Chemistry books are located in the QD section:

QD1-999          Chemistry

QD1-65            General (including alchemy)

QD71-142        Analytical Chemistry

QD146-197      Inorganic Chemistry

QD241-441      Organic Chemistry

QD415-436      Biochemistry

QD450-801      Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

QD625-655      Radiation Chemistry

QD701-731      Photochemistry

QD901-999     Crystallography

We Don't Own It? Try Interlibrary Loan!

You can search for books in other libraries in WorldCat.

If the Macdonald-Kelce Library does not have the book or article you are looking for, we will request the item from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

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