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Chemistry Collection Development Policy

Chemistry Department
Library Liaison: Sean Hogan
Faculty Representative: Dr. Fred Matthews

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: present level D=basic; Desired level is C=Study

Purpose and program description: The role of the Chemistry program and collection is to support teaching scientific method and fundamentals of chemistry to general education students. The collection should also support the research efforts of chemistry majors and provide support to basic chemistry instruction for students who are majoring and minoring in other scientific fields.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: None, update Key series of books

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2009 - present

Geographical Areas: W=world

Noted Publishers: Wiley; American Chemical Society; Oxford University Press; CRC Press;

Review Sources: Barnes Noble; Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations: N/A

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: Emphasis is being placed on Biochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry

LC Subject Subdivisions: (QD1-999; QP1-340; QP501-801)

  • Chemistry general (QD1-23.1)
  • Alchemy (QD23.3-26.5)
  • Analytical chemistry (wet methods, electroanalytical, other instrumental methods) (QD71-142)
  • Inorganic chemistry (QD146-197)
  • Organic chemistry (QD241-441)
  • Physical and theoretical chemistry (quantum chemistry, electrochemistry, radiochemistry, photochemistry, etc.) (QD450-731)
  • Crystallography (QD901-999)
  • Physiology. Biochemistry. General (QP1.340) (biochemical genetics, metabolism, biomolecules)
  • Animal biochemistry (QP501-801)

Related Subject Areas: Math, Physics, allied health. Graduate students in biology are enrolled in biochemistry classes

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: Chemistry Department Serves as a resource for area K-12 science teachers

Other Considerations: N/A

Date Prepared: 12/2002; Last Updated: 8/2013