To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:
For example: Housecroft Inorganic Chemistry
You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.
Finding printed books and e-books
Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.
Finding online book chapters
To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:
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In the text of your coursework insert a superscript number in sequence. Read more about this on the citing references page.
In your bibliography authored books should be referenced as:
Edited books should be referenced as:
Chapters in edited books should be referenced as:
For more information please see your programme handbook or contact your liaison librarian.
|540||Chemistry and allied sciences|
|540.18||Computers and chemistry|
|541||Physical and theoretical chemistry|
|541.2||Chemical structure of matter|
|542||Laboratory techniques, procedure, apparatus, and equipment|
|546.2||Hydrogen and its compounds|
|546.3||Metals, their compounds and mixtures|
|546.391-546.75||Elements and their compounds|
|547.1||Physical organic chemistry|
|547.45||Aliphatic metallic compounds (Organometallics)|
|547.7||Chemistry of natural products|
|660||Chemical technology (Industrial chemistry)|
Amino acids 547.75
Atmospheric chemistry 551.51
Bioinorganic chemistry 572.51
Chemical bonds 541.224
Chemical kinetics 541.69
Computational chemistry 540.18
Coordination chemistry 541.2242
Environmental chemistry 628.5
Food analysis 664.07
Food chemistry 644.00154
Forensic science 364.12
Heterocyclic chemistry 547.59
Mass spectrometry 543.65
Medicinal chemistry 615.19
Natural products 547.7
Nucleic acids 547.596
Pharmaceutical chemistry 615.19
Polymers, chemistry and physics 547.84
Quantitative analysis 545
Quantum chemistry 541.383
Raman spectra 544.6
Soil chemistry 631.41
Solid state chemistry 541.0421
Spectrochemical analysis 544.6
Surface chemistry 541.3453
Transition metals 546.6
Water chemistry 546.22
Water pollution 628.168
X-ray crystallography 548.83
X-ray spectroscopy 544.6
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When you are off-campus you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals.
Your login details
You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft. Just enter your University username followed by @student.reading.ac.uk (e.g. email@example.com) and your password. If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:
Getting to the login page...
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