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UT Library Catalog
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To see what's new in the library, browse our virtual Recent Arrivals page, updated weekly.

Request a Book Purchase
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WorldCat U.T. restricted
The WorldCat database contains book, journal and media holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide. Use it for discovering books beyond UT's library collection.

Dissertations and Theses: Full Text U.T. restricted
Index of many North American PhD dissertations back to 1865, with PDF full text since about 1997. More information

Library of Congress Classification: QD, Chemistry

Chemistry Research Pathfinders
Guides to important reference sources on specific topics.


Licensed E-Books U.T. restricted
The UT Libraries buy or lease e-books from a variety of vendors and publishers. Most e-books are subject to various restrictions on simultaneous users, downloading, and printing (DRM), which vary by provider and even by title. All locally available e-books are listed in our Library Catalog. You may not find both print and e-book formats for a particular book in the same keyword search. To make sure you see both versions if they exist, do a title-browse search.

Google Book Search
Search the full text of millions of books included in the Google Print project. This includes materials scanned from participating libraries, and some publisher-provided e-books. Full text of in-copyright books is not visible except in limited snippets. Search UT's Library Catalog to see if we have a print copy.

HathiTrust Digital Library
Over six million digitized titles, mainly from Google Books scanning projects, are hosted in this shared repository. Viewing full text of in-copyright titles is not allowed, but about a third are public domain titles, mostly from before 1923. Search UT's Library Catalog to see if we have a print copy.


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