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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Books and Journals

Library resources for Chemists

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton

Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations

  • The Library does not normally hold undergraduate or taught masters dissertations.  University of Southampton students should enquire at their Faculty Office regarding any local arrangements for access to previous students' dissertations or final year projects.

Books, Journals and Articles

stack of booksLooking for a book?    Go to the library catalogue  and search by title, author, or keywords.  Is the book at another site or  book out on loan? - Place a hold.  Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library. 

Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.

  magnifying glass  Check this out:  Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry by John Daintith (Editor) ISBN: 9780199204632   Publication Date: 2008-04-15

pile of magazines    Looking for an online journal? Use Delphis to search for the title of the journal 

pile of magazines    Looking for articles or information on a topic?  Try using Delphis to find information on any topic. You will find things that the library has and may not have. Contact the Interlibrary Loan service to see if you can get the resource that the library does not own.

 computer with extension cord to the world  Not on campus?   Use the Southampton Virtual Environment:  Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's SVE service.  Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.

Understanding An Article Reference

A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article:

DING, Y., JACOB, E. K., ZHIXIONG, Z., FOO, S., ERJIA, Y., GEORGE, N. L. and LIJIANG, G. (2009) Perspectives on social tagging, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2388-2401.

This article was written by Y Ding & colleagues, and the article's title is "Perspectives on social tagging". It was published in 2009 in the journal called "Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology". It was published in volume 60, issue 12, and the article ran from page 2388 to 2401.