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Tutt Library Research Guides

 

Chemistry: Books

Browsing the Shelves

Books on the same topic often have similar call numbers.

Once you find a good book in the stacks, browse the shelves for similar items.

For a complete list of call numbers by subject area, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline

Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine your searches by adding keywords.
  • Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials and more search terms.
  • Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

Catalog Search Tips

Think Broadly. Remember to think broadly when searching for books - that is, to realize that your specific topic will probably be treated in books that cover a broader subject.

Once you find a book relevant to your topic, use the subject headings to help you find more.

Search Examples:

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