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Ch 242: Chemical Synthesis: Welcome!

A short guide to resources for students taking Ch 242a and Ch 242b at Caltech.

Chemistry Book Locations

Chemistry books are located on the 2nd floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library.

QD156 - Inorganic Synthesis

QD262 - Organic Synthesis

QD431.25.S93 - Protein Synthesis

QD400.5.S95 - Heterocyclic / Macrocyclic Synthesis

Welcome to Ch 242!

On this site you will find resources to help you with your research in Ch 242.

Getting Started at the Caltech Library

How can I borrow items from the library?

If you are a member of the Caltech community, you will automatically have borrowing privileges connected to your account. Present your ID card at the Library checkout desk.

How can I access electronic resources from on- and off-campus?

You can access electronic resources (e-books, journals, and databases) on-campus by logging into a campus computer with your access.caltech credentials. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log into the library proxy when accessing electronic resources through library website or catalog links. Only current Caltech students, faculty, and staff have remote-access privileges to Caltech-licensed library resources. More information about off-campus access can be found here.

How do I know to which journals Caltech subscribes?

A listing of electronic journals can be searched here. PLEASE NOTE: For some journals, we may not have older (pre-1997 or thereabouts) issues online - search the Library Catalog to see if we have older issues in print.

How do I know what books are in the Library?

Print books and journals that the Library owns, along with electronic books and journals to which the Library subscribes, can be found by searching the Library Catalog. Chemistry-related items of interest can be found on the Books and E-Books and Article Databases pages of the Chemistry Library guide.

What if the library doesn't have the book or journal article I need?

You can request book loans or electronic copies of journal articles and other publications which the Caltech Library does not own via DocuServe. More information about DocuServe can be found here.

Where can I print or scan?

Sherman Fairchild has three RICOH multifunction printer/photocopier/scanner/fax machines and two flatbed scanners connected to workstations. More information - including printing policy and allowances, additional locations, and detailed instructions - can be found on the Library Printing Page.

Chemistry & Biology Librarian

Donna Wrublewski
Subjects:Biology, Chemistry