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organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, bonds, compounds, photochemical reactions, redox, alloys, polymers, atoms, molecules, elements, acid- base reactions, ions, salts,

eBooks/Books @ the Library

The VIU Library has eBooks on a wide range of subjects. You can access these eBooks from on or off campus using your Library ID and PIN.

Find eBooks using LibrarySearch's eBook search :

Sample title search:  "handbook of reagents for organic synthesis"

Sample topic search:

"green chemistry" processes

"chemical tests and reagents"



"protein protein interactions"

eBooks vary in their format and features depending on the platform which means options such as turning pages, saving, or printing may differ. Please contact a Librarian if you have questions. 


Finding print books : Once you have a search result list, you can limit your titles to print books (instead of ebooks) by selecting the option on the left sidebar under the section, Library Location. For example, selecting Nanaimo will list the print books (within this result list) that are available at the Nanaimo Campus library.

Chemistry as a Discipline

Library of Congress: Subject Call Numbers for Chemistry:


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 & Theoretical chemistry
QD625-655    Radiation chemistry
QD701-731    Photochemistry
QD901-999    Crystallography 



Use quotation marks around phrases that are two words or more.  This enables them to be searched together as a phrase/concept/topic.


Within the above branches, there are more specialized areas of chemistry.  For example:




"atmospheric chemistry"

"chemical biology"

"chemical engineering"


"combinatorial chemistry"


"environmental chemistry"


food chemistry


"green chemistry" (or "sustainable chemistry")



"hydrogenation chemistry"

"industrial chemistry"

"marine chemistry"

“materials science”

“medicinal chemistry”

molecular biology


“nuclear chemistry”



physical chemistry


"plasma chemistry"

polymer chemistry



"supramolecular chemistry"

"synthetic chemistry"


"toxicological chemistry"

Google Books

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Mobile access is available for some devices.

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