The Othmer Library maintains an extensive collection of journals spanning chemistry, chemical engineering, and related topics dating from 1799. Journals are available in several formats: print, microform, and/or electronic.
Please see the FAQ section for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the library's collection of journals:
In the library's online catalog, the holdings for a specific journal appear below title and imprint information:
The following terms commonly appear in the records for journals in the library's online catalog:
Band - German term denoting a VOLUME of a journal title; typically abbreviated as Bd.
Bound - multiple, consecutive issues of a journal title that have been fixed between hard covers
Microfiche - journal issues available as photographic images that have been reduced in size to fit onto small sheets of plastic film; use of the library's microform scanner is required to view microfiche
Microfilm - journal issues available as photographic images that have been reduced in size to fit onto 16mm or 35mm reels of plastic film; use of the library's microform scanner is required to view microfilm
Microform - generally speaking, journal issues consisting of photographic images that have been reduced in size and stored on plastic film; MICROFICHE and MICROFILM denote specific types of microform which can only be accessed by means of a microform reader/scanner
Number - a distinct issue within the series of a journal title; typically abbreviated as n. or no.
Part - a specific portion within the series of a journal title; typically abbreviated as pt.
Unbound - loose issues of a journal title that have not been brought together between hard covers; unbound issues of journal titles to which the Othmer Library currently subscribes are available in the Jacobs Reading Room
Volume - a collection of journal issues published over a particular period of time; typically abbreviated as v. or vol.
For information on accessing the Othmer Library's electronic journals and various other electronic resources, please consult the following page:
For information regarding the Othmer Library's document delivery services, please see the Interlibrary Loan page of this guide: