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Chemistry: Finding Books

This guide provides an overview of key resources available for Chemistry, and some strategies to effectively find high quality information.

Finding books


Books and Textbooks provide broad overviews of a topic and are a great place to start if you are new to a topic.
The best way to find books is by using the Library catalogue. Watch the video below for a demonstration of how to use the Library Catalogue effectively. 

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  • Sign in to see all results
  • Keep it simple! Search using a few keywords, don't put in a whole sentence e.g. climate change australia
  • Refine your results using the options on the left e.g. to find eBooks, filter by 'Books', 'Book Chapters' and 'Available online'

How to read a catalogue record

eBook Databases


Most eBook databases include the option of searching for keywords or phrases within the book content. This will help you locate more specific information quickly from relevant books.