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Chemistry Collections in Cambridge

There are many specialist print and online resources for Chemistry in Cambridge. These pages give you an overview of the resources and research support that libraries can offer.

What's on this guide?

On this guide, you'll find:

  • Information about and access to chemistry resources, both print and online, that you have access to in Cambridge
  • Details of other libraries of the university that might be relevant to your study or research
  • How to recommend books and other resources that you think will be useful

Locating print collections

Specialist print resources and library help is available via your subject's Faculty or Departmental Library. We also recommend the following libraries that may also have collections relevant to chemistry and related subjects:

Betty & Gordon Moore Library (physical sciences, technology and both pure and applied mathematics)

Biochemistry Library (Colman Library)

Earth Sciences Library

Engineering Library

Materials Science Library

Medical Library

Physics Library (Rayleigh Library)

West Hub Library (science and technology: Engineering, Computer Science and Chemical Engineering subject experts)





Library online catalogue, iDiscover

If you're looking for a specific item, the easiest way to track it down is by using the library catalogue, iDiscover. Type a few words from the book or book chapter or journal or journal article title into the search box. If the item is available online then you should be able to get to it directly by clicking the relevant publisher link. If it isn't online, then iDiscover will tell you where the hard copy can be found.

If you're looking for items on a given topic, add a few keywords to the search box on iDiscover. Be careful with your search terms, and try synonyms if you're not getting the results you hoped for.

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You can see the whole list of journals the university subscribes to on the ejournals website. You could also use Google Scholar.

You can see the whole list of ebooks the university has purchased on the ebooks website and you will find guidance there on how to download chapters or whole books onto your computer or mobile device.

Online resources

Please note that the University's subscription to SciFinder was cancelled for 2020-21. Any comments on this should be sent to

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