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Chemistry Collection Development Policy

Chemistry Department (College of Science & Mathematics)
Librarian Liaison: Sean Hogan
Faculty Representative: Fred Matthews

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

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

Purpose/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.

  • Accrediting body: American Chemical Society
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization: B.S.; Teaching major or Teaching endorsement

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-

Geographical Areas: W=world

Noted Publishers: Wiley, American Chemical Society, Oxford University Press, CRC Press, Elsevier, Springer Kluwer; Other publishers

Reviews: Books in Print, Barnes Noble

Material Formats Collected: monographs, videos

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

Other General Considerations:

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

Subject/Format 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:

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