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Chemistry 2281G Library Information Session

Finding Background Sources

Omni is a discovery tool for finding books (print and online) on your topic from Western Libraries and the Affiliated University College Libraries. If you know a journal's title, you can also check Omni to see if we carry it.

CRCnetBASE offers e-handbooks and e-books in multiple disciplines.

Encyclopedias include background information on your topic. Entries summarize what is known about the topic, and point you to additional sources.

Handbooks include chemical and physical property information (such as melting point, boiling point, vapour pressure, density, etc.). You may need this type of information to conduct your laboratory experiments or to confirm your laboratory results.

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