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Chemistry Collection Development Guidelines: Collection Development Plan

Chemistry Collection Development Plan

Program Description:

The mission of the Chemistry Department is to educate students to think independently and critically, while applying chemical concepts and principles to better understand the scientific world. Students are encouraged to ask difficult questions, solve problems, learn new skills, and evolve into conscientious global citizens. 

Accrediting body:

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Degrees offered:

B.S. Chemistry 

Minor in Chemistry

Overall Collecting Level Desired:

3: Instructional Support (see description of collecting levels)

Target Areas:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemistry

Focus Areas:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Education

Related Subject Areas

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Allied Health
  • Education



Geographical Emphasis:


Chronological Emphasis:


Noted Publishers:

Wiley, American Chemical Society, Oxford University Press, CRC Press

Preferred Dates of Publication:

2009 - present

Types of Resources:

monographs, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, anthologies, videos; textbooks may be considered for information not readily obtainable elsewhere

Notes and Other Considerations:

The Chemistry Department serves as a resource for area K-12 science teachers. 

Review Sources:

Choice Reviews Online

Collection Levels by LC Subject Subdivisions

LC Subject Subdivisions
Call # Ranges Subject Collection Level
QD 1-23.1 Chemistry, general 3
QD 23.3-26.5 Alchemy 2
QD 71-142 Analytical chemistry (wet methods, electroanalytical, other instrumental methods) 3
QD 146-197 Inorganic Chemistry 3
QD 241-441 Organic Chemistry 3
QD 450-731 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (quantum chemistry, electrochemistry, radiochemistry, photochemistry) 3
QD 901-999 Crystallography 3
QP 1-340 Physiology. Biochemistry. General. (biochemical genetics, metabolism, biomolecules) 3
QP 501-801 Animal Biochemistry 2


Contact Information

Department of Chemistry

Subject Librarian:
Scott Shumate

Faculty Representative:
Dr. Fred Matthews

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