COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
|Purpose||General Collection Guidelines||Collecting Codes|
The purpose of the collection is to support teaching and research in the following areas: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, clinical chemistry and drug chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the BS degree with majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemistry with Teaching Licensure. It also offers minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as courses that are integrated into pre-med, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy and pre-optometry studies. The Department also offers the MS degree in Chemistry with specialties or "tracks" in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, clinical chemistry, environmental sciences, marine sciences, medicinal chemistry and organic chemistry. In addition to supporting these programs, the library collection supports the PhD in Biomedical Sciences (offered jointly by Old Dominion with the Eastern Virginia Medical School), especially in the areas of biochemistry and clinical chemistry. Although chemical information needs are centered in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, faculty and students in related fields, e.g., biological sciences, oceanography, geology, physics, and engineering, also have interests in the subject matter of chemistry and biochemistry.
Languages: The primary language of collection is English, but materials in other languages may be acquired by faculty request. Translations into English are preferred whenever available.
Chronological Guidelines: Emphasis is on current developments. Older materials are selectively acquired.
Geographical Guidelines: Not applicable.
Treatment of Subject: Emphasis is on research materials. Graduate texts and upper division textbooks may be acquired by faculty request. Lower division textbooks are not acquired. Books on the practice and methods of chemistry are acquired. Books on computer applications, equipment used in chemistry, and statistical/mathematical treatment of chemistry are acquired. Books on the political or legal aspects may be acquired to support the curriculum. There is cooperation between the Old Dominion University Library and the Eastern Virginia Medical School Library in collecting medical books and journals so that those dealing with basic chemistry are acquired by ODU, and those dealing with medicinal chemistry are more comprehensively acquired by EVMS. Biography and history of chemistry are acquired selectively to support teaching needs.
Types of Materials: Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, treatises, monographs, collected works, serials, conference/symposium proceedings, bibliographies, and directories are acquired. Materials are acquired in print or electronic formats as appropriate.
Date of Publication: The emphasis is on current publications, but older standard materials are acquired as needed.
Other General Considerations: Geochemistry is treated in the Geology policy; Chemical Oceanography in the Oceanography policy; Histochemistry in the Medical Laboratory Sciences policy; and Chemistry Education in the Education policy.
key to collecting codes
Classical qualitative and quantitative methods; instrumental, spectroscopic and electrochemical methods; X-ray diffraction; separation methods.
Synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds; nuclear chemistry; bonding theories; coordination compounds and bioinorganic compounds.
Methods and techniques of syntheses and characterization; study of structures and reactions; organo-metallic compounds; bioorganic compounds and biomimetic pathways.
Surface chemistry; colloids, catalysis and reaction kinetics; photochemistry; electrochemistry; magnetic phenomena; quantum chemistry; polymer systems; thermodynamics.
Biochemical methods and interactions; carbohydrate, lipid, nucleic acid and enzyme systems; X-ray diffraction; nucleic acid and protein structure and function; biological catalysis.
Application of the analytical techniques noted under Analytical Chemistry, to the specific study of body fluids and tissues and biochemicals of medical significance.
Analytical techniques noted under Analytical Chemistry applied to specific environmental applications; detection of pollutants in air or wastewater; water purification; monitoring of pollutants or treatment methods; inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry of natural waters, soils, and atmosphere; trace metals in natural waters (especially seawater), metal speciation (including trace metal), metal complexation, organometallics.
Design of pharmacologically active compounds; application of techniques and methods noted under Analytical and Organic Chemistry and possibly Biochemistry to design, synthesis and assessment of drug efficacy, molecular modeling, X-ray diffraction, and enzyme systems.
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|LC CLASS||SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS||COLLEC- TION CODE||COMMENTS|
|QD 71-142||ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY||3b||MS track, faculty research interest.|
|QC 450-467||Spectroscopy||4||See CD Policy for Physics. Chem faculty research interest (Xu--single-molecule flourescence spectroscopy)|
|QD181||Chemical elements & their compounds||3b|
|QD 801||Sonochemistry||3b||Faculty research interest (Poziomek--use of ultrasound to analyze pollutants in water)|
|QE 516.3||Analytical geochemistry||3b||See CD Policy for Geological Sciences.|
|TA 1501-1820||Applied optics. Photonics||4||See CD Policy for Electrical and Computer Engineering. Chem faculty research interest (Cooper--fiber optic sensors for remote chemical analysis).|
|TK 7800-8360||Electronics||3b||See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology. Chem faculty research interest (Cooper--analysis of semiconductor materials)|
|TP 1-1185||Chemical technology||3b||Chem faculty research interest (Poziomek--sonochemistry, recognition of non-volatile organic particulates by surface wave acoustic sensors)|
|QD 146-197||INORGANIC CHEMISTRY||3b|
|QD 475||Physical inorganic chemistry||3b|
|QE 351-399.2||Mineralogy||3b||See CD Policy for Geological Sciences.|
|QD 241-441||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||3b||MS track|
|QD 476||Physical organic chemistry||3b|
|QE 516.5||Organic geochemistry||3b|
|TP 200-248||Chemicals: Manufacture, use, etc.||3b||Faculty research interest (Brown, Cooper, Williams--synthesis of polymers, nanosynthetic techniques from monolayers, crosslinking agents for development of new polymers, etc.)|
|QD 415-436||----BIOCHEMISTRY||3b||MS track; faculty research interest; Biomed PhD; overlaps with Biology and with Biological Oceanography|
|QH 91.8.B5||Biological chemistry||3b||See CD Policy for Biological Sciences.|
|QK 861-899||Botanical chemistry. Phytochemicals||3b||See CD Policy for Biological Sciences.|
|QP 501-801||Animal biochemistry||3b||See CD Policy for Biological Sciences. Chem faculty research interest (Elliot--nucleic acids in transfer RNA molecules, natural product biochemistry and cancer, kinetic characterization of reverse transcriptase enzymes)|
|QR467||Virus function||3b||See CD Policy for Biological Sciences.|
|QD450-QD801||PHYSICAL AND THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY||3b|
|QC170-197||Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter. Including quantum theory, solid state physics||4||See also Collection Development Policy for Physics.|
|QD 461||Atomic and molecular theory and structure. Laws of chemical combination and chemical bonds. Molecular dimensions||3b||Faculty research interest (Ake, Radkiewicz--molecular orbital calculations, computational chemistry, etc.|
|QD 474||Complex compounds||3b||Faculty research interest (Donat--metal-ligand equilibria, oranic metal chelators, etc.)|
|QD 901-999||CRYSTALLOGRAPHY||3a||Also of interest in Geological Sciences.|
|RB 112.5||CLINICAL CHEMISTRY||3b||MS track, Biomed PhD|
|RA 1190-1270||Toxicology. Poisons||3||See CD Policy for Community Heath Professions & Physical Therapy. Chem faculty research interest (Pleban).|
|RC 254-282||Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology including cancer and carcinogens||3||Chem faculty research interest (Elliot, Yuan).|
|RC 581-607||Immunologic diseases. Allergy||3a||See CD Policy for Medical Laboratory Sciences. Chem faculty research interest.|
|RC 620-627||Nutritional diseases. Deficiency diseases||3||Chem faculty research interest (Pleban--metal nutrition and diabetes).|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY||3b||MS track; Biomed PhD; overlaps with Oceanography and with Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|GB 850-857.3||Natural water chemistry||3b||Chem faculty research interest (Donat).|
|GC 109-149||Chemical oceanography||4||See CD Policy for Oceanography. Chem faculty research interest.|
|QC 851-999||Meteorology. Climatology including the earth's atmosphere||3b||See also CD Policy for Physics. Chem faculty research interest (Ake--atmospheric chemistry, ozone destruction cycle, etc.).|
|QE 516.4||Environmental geochemistry||3b||See CD Policy for Geological Sciences.|
|QE 570||Weathering||3b||Chem faculty research interest (Hannigan--chemical weathering)|
|QH 540-549.5||Ecology||4||See CD Policy for Biological Sciences. Includes influence of special factors in the environment such as water pollution, water resources development, zinc. Faculty research interest (Donat--trace metals as nutrients and toxicants, biogeochemical cycles)|
|TD 172-193.5||Environmental pollution||3b||See CD Policy for Civil and Environmental Engineering. Chem faculty research interest (Yuan--detection of insecticide residues using idiotypic and monoclonal antibodies)|
|TD 419-428||Water pollution||3b||See CD Policy for Civil and Environmental Engineering.|
|TD 429.5-480.7||Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion.||3b||See CD Policy for Civil and Environmental Engineering.Chem faculty research interest (Donat, Williams).|
|TD 878-894||Special types of environment including soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution||3b||See CD Policy for Civil and Environmental Engineering. Chem faculty research interest (Ake, Brown--chemistry of atmospheric contaminants and air in enclosed systems)|
|DRUG CHEMISTRY||3b||MS track; contributes to Biomed PhD|
|QP 901-981||Experimental pharmacology||3b||See CD Policy for Biological Sciences. Chem faculty research interest (Poziomek--chemistry of contraband drugs)|
|RM 1-950||Pharmacology||3b||Faculty research interest (Elliot, Williams)|
|RS 400-431||Pharmaceutical chemistry||3b|
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
Increasingly, federal government information is being provided in electronic formats, with an emphasis on aggregate databases served over the World WideWeb. These sites provide comprehensive access to scientific information through indexing, search engines, and in some cases, the full text of government publications. Web sites of interest to researchers in chemistry and related sciences include PubScience, DOE Information Bridge, and the EPA Service Center for Environmental Publications. Perry Library maintains links from its Information Resources page to these important sources of government information.
Print and microform publications from the federal
government are housed separately from other materials in the library and
have a special classification system called the Superintendent of Documents
(SuDoc) system. The following table shows some of the class areas which
contain materials pertaining to chemistry and biochemistry.
|SuDoc #||TYPE OF PUBLICATION||COLLEC-
|Various publications of the U.S. Department
of Commerce, Technology Administration, NIST, including Chemical Science
and Technology Laboratory
Various publications of the U.S Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including branches of the Environmental Research Laboratories
|U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Chesapeake Bay Program
|Various publications of the
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
Publications of the Food and Drug Administration
|Various publications of the
United States Geological Survey
USGS Water Investigations
|J 1.14||FBI publications on forensic toxicology and forensics of controlled substances||
|NASA Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics
NASA Technical Memoranda
NASA Contractor Reports
NASA Conference Publications
NASA Technical Papers
NASA Reference Publications
Bibliographer: Renee Davis (revision of an earlier version by Anne Rees)