Books in Print This is available in the Libraries through the IO menu. Many publishers have web pages; e.g., www.wiley.com, www.vchgroup.com, pubs.acs.org) . Check Altavista or another search engine for addresses. A Directory of Publishers and Vendors is found at http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/law/acqs/pubr.html . The Chemistry Library keeps publishers catalogs that are important for chemistry. They are shelved in the Reference Area after Z7914. OCLC's WorldCat and RLIN/Eureka These databases are available through the IO menu libfind. They contain the catalog records of libraries world-wide and are important for determining whether a book has been published, its publishing history, and holding libraries. "Book Buyers' Guide," Published each year in the Journal of Chemical Education. This is a comprehensive, classified list of in-print books. It usually appears in the September issue. An "Update" appeared in the March 1996 and 1997 issues (January issue in 1994 and 1995). Book reviews are indexed in a section at the end of the annual index. The electronic "basis for the JCE's Book Buyer's Guide" can be found at http://www.umsl.edu/~chemist/books/. Z5521 .G84 1982 Guidelines and Suggested Title List for Under-graduate Chemistry Libraries. Edited by Robert C. Brasted and Leallyn B. Clapp, from a list compiled by Judith A. Douville. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society, 1982. The list contains approximately 700 titles. Journals with book sections Other journals frequently have large sections devoted to books. Book reviews appearing in Nature, New Scientist, and Science can be located using Science Citation Index. Z7401.S42. 1990 ed. Chemistry Lib. Reserves; 1993 edition in Biology. Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print. The set has subject, title, and author listings, as well as a publishers' directory. Z7401.P89 Pure and Applied Science Books, 1876-1982. 6 v. N.Y., London: Bowker, 1982. The entries are arranged by subject in the first five volumes. An author and title list are found in volume six.
Z5523 .A521 Reserves Chemical Abstracts Sevice Source Index (CASSI). The basic volumes contain all entries of serials covered by Chemical Abstracts. There are quarterly supplements which are cumulated annually. CASSI is a good place to find addresses of journal publishers. The CD ROM version is located on computer Web OPACs and contains the main work and supplements in one database.Back to Top
Z7403 .W66 Reference Area Woodward, A.M. Directory of Review Serials in Science and Technology, 1970-73. London: Aslib, 1974.
Z6956.R9 I41983 Reference Area Ignashev, Sergei P. Soviet Serials in Translation Held by the Center for Research Libraries. Chicago: CRL, 1983.
Z7403 .N273 (1986) Reference Area Consolidated index of translations into English. New York, Special Libraries Association, 1969. This and the 1986 update offer an easy way to identify translations of items from serial publications (mostly journals). It is especially useful in identifying items not covered in cover-to-cover translations journals.
Z5523 .R6 1982 Reference Periodicals in the Library of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 3d ed. London: Royal Society of Chemistry 1982. This computer-produced list is aranged alphabetically by the title as it appears on the title page. It includes dead and live serials.
"New Journals Review," a special issue of Nature. The first issue published each October reviews new journals.
Z7403 .S38(4) Reference Area Journal Citation Reports, the last volume published each year for Science Citation Index until 1988. Library has the microfiche edition for 1989 and 1996-98 and now the JCRWeb from 1998- . The "Journal Ranking Package" section lists journals by subject area, ranked by impact factor. For chemistry the appropriate sections are: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biophysics; all Chemistry sections; Crystallography; Electrochemistry; Physics, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical; Spectroscopy; and any others deemed appropriate for a given collection.