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Research Guides


A guide to chemistry resources and the A.D. Allen Chemistry Library.

Quick Study Guides

Quick Guides to Chemistry Topics

Great for studying for comps/defence or getting a refresher on a subject

Search the U of T catalogue to determine availability and location of the individual books

Oxford chemistry primers

(from the OUP website)The books in the renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series provide accessible accounts of a range of essential topics in chemistry and chemical engineering. Written with students in mind, these books offer just the right level of detail for undergraduate study, and are invaluable as a source of material commonly presented in lectures. Additional learning features, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. 

Most are available in the Chemistry Library for loan.

RSC Tutorial Chemistry Texts

RSC has a large number of books on many chemistry topics written in an easy tutorial style.

U of T has many of these available online and in print.

A Very Short Introduction - Chemistry series

Welcome to Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field. (from OUP website)