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CHEM 6C: General Chemistry III (Brydges, Spring 2020): Find Ebooks

Resources for Chem 6C (Brydges) - Spring 2020

Searching for Ebooks

The Library has thousands of ebooks that you can access off campus. Search Roger, the library catalog, to see what we have in ebooks as well as print books. The default search is keyword, but you can also search by title and author. If it is an ebook, you'll see links in Roger to go to the electronic version.


If you come across a book that you want to read, but you can only find it in print:

  1. Search again in Roger, this time by the title of the book. Print books and ebook have separate records in the library catalog, and there's always the chance the records won't appear together in a keyword search.
     
  2. If the book is new, and from one of the publishers listed to the right, like Wiley and Elsevier/Science Direct, search for the book on the publisher's website. It's possible the book is available online, but it has not been cataloged yet.
     
  3. If you only need a book chapter, you can use interlibrary loan to request a PDF of the book chapter. Most libraries do not have access to their print collections to scan the chapter, but if there is an ebook we should be able to get the chapter.
     
  4. Contact me (tmvogel@ucsd.edu). I can double check our holdings, and if we don't have it I can possibly order a copy for the library (and have you notified when the book is available). 

Key E-Book Collections for Chemistry

Directly searching an ebook collection on the publisher's website is another way to find relevant books and chapters. But when searching the publisher websites, consider making your search more narrow, rather than broadly like the library catalog. Since you're searching the full text of their books and articles, general searches will give you too many results. We also may not have every book listed on their website. Check Roger for a print copy, or consider requesting via interlibrary loan.