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Physical Chemistry: Books and Dissertations

This subject guide is to help you get started doing research using any KU library resources and materials, and it's designed to match your curriculum and assignments



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CRC Netbase

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Science Direct Ebooks

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Subject Search

You will find books and other material of interest and relevance to Physical Chemistry in different areas throughout the Library. Listed below are popular terms that are used in the study of Chemistry. Note that some words are related and are found near each other on the shelves.

Chemical Kinetics

Chemistry Physical and Theoretical


Quantum Chemistry


Useful Call Numbers

Books and other material of interest and relevance to Physical Chemistry can be found in different areas throughout KU libraries. Listed below are important Library of Congress Call Number (LCCN) areas that are used in the study of Chemistry. 

QD450-901                          Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

QD462                                 Quantum Chemistry

QD466-471                          Chemical Elements and Chemical Compounds

QD506-509                          Surface Chemistry

QD510-536                          Thermochemistry

QD540-549                          Theory of Solution

QD551-578                          Electrochemistry. Electrolysis

QD655-731                          Photochemistry

QD875-882                          Mechanical Chemistry. Supermolecular Chemistry

Finding Dissertations and Theses

Theses, dissertations and student projects at KU is in progress to add all under University library repository.

Theses and dissertations from other institutions:

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Abstracts

1861 to date, with abstracts from July 1980. Covers over 2,700,000 titles.
This database has a US-bias and is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research in the US.

Australasian Digital Theses Program

A distributed database of digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian universities.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations. Full text of some theses is available.

Theses Canada Portal

The access point for Canadian theses and information about the Theses Canada program. Full text electronic versions of numerous Canadian theses and dissertations are available.


Access to over 100,000 full-text research theses from various European countries