To provide material necessary to support the undergraduate and graduate instruction programs, the graduate thesis research and Faculty research activities.

To support the widespread research interests of the Department's Faculty. In order to accomplish this we will continue to build comprehensive research collections in several major areas.

Material will be acquired from anywhere if suitable for our purposes.

Everything that is currently published, consistent with this policy, as well as some out-of-print volumes that are required to complete the collection in selected areas, will be acquired if the resources are available.,

  • Our periodicals holdings are strong and we intend to continue to subscribe to all major journals while moving to electronic versions at an appropriate time.
  • Currently published monographs and series volumes will be continued if resources are available.
  • Generally microforms, etc. are not acquired
  • Laboratory manuals, study guides, standard texts etc. (no more than 2 copies of a given item) will be acquired to aid in undergraduate work and laboratory work. These are usually kept on reserve. This practice may be reviewed in the near future given the paucity of resources and the fact that students should be encouraged to purchase texts for their courses.
  • Government documents as they relate to the discipline will be collected.

 The Department considers it vital that the following material be acquired:

  • All publications of the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Society, London, and relevant Canadian Journals.
  • Beilstein, Handbuch der Organischen Chemie.
  • Gmelin, Handbuch der Organischen Chemie.
  • National Research Council, International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology, prepared under the auspices of the National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Research Council of the U.S.A.
  • Sadtler Research Laboratories, Total Spectra, (Nuclear Magnetic resonance, Standard Infrared prism spectra and Ultraviolet spectra).
  • Standard Methods of Analysis, A.S.T.M., Air and Waste/Waster Water.


Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

     Current serial holdings, including the Standard Methods of Analysis mentioned above, should be continued. Specific areas in which we should be collecting books include:

  • Trace Analysis (drugs, pollutants, contaminants, residues)
  • Industrial Analytical Chemistry (A)
  • Gas Analysis (B)
  • Inorganic, Organic Analysis (A)
  • Organic Reagents (A)
  • Instrumentation (A)
  • Books on Techniques, etc. (A)
  • Automation and role of computers in analysis (A)
  • Nucleation/Crystallization (B)
  • Spectroscopy and Physical Methods (A)
  • Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (A)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (A)
  • Radioactive Tracers (A)
  • Toxic and carcinogenic chemicals (A)
  • Metals Recovery (B)
  • Environmental Chemistry (A)
  • Water Chemistry (A)
  • Separations (A)
  • Sensors (A)


Biological Chemistry

     Specific Areas for Book Collection include:

  • Bio-organic Chemistry (A)
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry (A)
  • Biological Catalysis (A)
  • Drug Design; Drug Discovery (A)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (A)
  • Enzymes,: Enzymology: Enzyme Mechanisms and Inihibition (A)
  • Co-enzymes and Co-factors (A)
  • High-throughput Screening (A)


Inorganic Chemistry

     Specific Areas for Book Collection include:

  • Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry (A)
  • Solution Chemistry, both aqueous and non aqueous (A)
  • Spectroscopy - broad range (A)
  • Organometallic (A)
  • Structural Chemistry (A)
  • Diffraction Methods (A)
  • Inorganic Chemistry of metals, non-metals (A)
  • Symmetry and group theory (B)
  • Inorganic chemistry in medicine (A)
  • Molten Salt Chemistry (B)


Materials Chemistry

     Specific Areas for Book Collection include:

  • Polymer Chemistry (A)
  • Membrane Technology (A)
  • Solid State Chemistry (A)
  • Liquid Crystals (B)
  • Energy and Energy related topics (A)
  • Coal/Coal Conversion (B)
  • Wood/Pulp/Paper (B)
  • Molecular Crystals (A)
  • Solid State Chemistry (A)
  • Catalysis/Surface Chemistry (A)
  • The Encyclopaedia of Chemical Technology by R.E. Kirk and D.F. Othmer will be kept up-to-date.


Organic Chemistry

     Specific areas for book collection include:


  • Heterocycles (A)
  • Natural Products (A)
  • Organic Photochemistry (A)
  • Physical Organic Chemistry (A)
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry (A)
  • Stereochemistry (A)
  • Industrial/Applied Organic Chemistry(A)
  • Combinatorial Chemistry (A)
  • Heavy Industrial Chemicals (B)
  • Petroleum/Petrochemicals (B)


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

     Specific areas of Interest Include:

  • Thermodynamics (A)
  • Statistical Mechanics (B)
  • Luminescence (A)
  • Electrochemistry (B)
  • Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (A)
  • UV Spectroscopy (A)
  • Chemical Aspects of Lasers (A)
  • Photochemistry (A)
  • Catalysis/Surface Chemistry (A)
  • Electron Spectroscopy (A)
  • Kinetics and Enzyme Kinetics (A)
  • Kinetic Theory (A)
  • Molecular Structure (A)
  • Ultra High Vacuum (A)
  • Heterogeneous Reactions (A)
  • X-ray Spectroscopy (A)
  • Synchrotron Radiation Research (A)
  • Quantum Chemistry (A)
  • Computational Chemistry (A)
  • Molecular Modelling (A)

Science and Engineering