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This is a general research guide for undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry

Limit to items in the OSU Libraries (Library Catalog)

Choose the At OSU Libraries only scope to search all of the OSU Libraries collections. This includes Guin, Vet Med, and OSU Cascades.


A screenshot of OSU Libraries scope



How do I find Ebooks?

To search for an ebook, use the OSU Libraries scope. Click on the View Online tab to link to the ebook. You will need to log in with your ONID information to view the ebook contents.

How do I get a book from another library?

You can request a book from another library (Summit or Worldcat) using our Interlibrary Loan service.

If the availability of the items says Check Holdings, that means we either do not own the item or it is currently checked out.

Click on the Availability & Request Options tab

Click Request the item from another library.

sample search academic search result showing where to view the source online and where to find print versions






You can borrow books from Summit  libraries and have them sent to one of the OSU Libraries.

To search Summit, choose the OSU Libraries + Summit scope from the drop-down menu.

OSU Libraries and Summit scope

To request an item from Summit, click on the Availability and Request Optionstab.

To see which libraries own the item, click on the Summit Libraries(n) link. The (n) indicates the number of libraries that own the item.

Summit requesting options

To request the item, click on the Place Summit request link and fill in the form. Click on Request.

Summit request form

You will be notified via email when you item has arrived and is available for pick-up.

Find Books

Chemistry books and print journals will be located on the first floor of the library (main entrance is on second floor) in the following call number ranges (useful for browsing):

QC450-467   Spectroscopy

QD1-65          General Chemistry

QD71-142      Analytical Chemistry

QD 146-197   Inorganic Chemistry

QD 241-441   Organic Chemistry

QD 450-801   Physical & Theoretical Chemistry

QD 901-999   Crystallography 

TP1-1185      Chemical Technology

OSU Libraries also has the Knovel Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology collections.