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Collection Development Guide: Chemistry and Biochemistry: Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

General Selection Criteria

Alkek Library will purchase material at the Instructional level (2) for the library’s collection in support of the following degreed programs:                                               

  • B.S., Major in Biochemistry
  • B.S., Major in Chemistry

Library will purchase material at the research level (3) for the library’s collection in support of the following degree programs:

  • M.A., Major in Chemistry
  • M.S., Major in Biochemistry
  • M.S., Major in Chemistry

The department allocation will also purchase material at research level (3) for the library in support of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty research.  


Specific Selection Criteria

Collection efforts will concentrate on, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • General Chemistry
  • History of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • General Biochemistry
  • Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Crystallography
  • Professional chemistry & biochemistry (college teaching, research, employment responsibilities)