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Periodic Table: Books

A guide to Othmer Library holdings on the history of the periodic table.

Books on the History of the Periodic Table

Contemporary Books on the Periodic Table and Law

Contemporary Information

Textbooks are a great place to view information that was widely held at any given time. The Othmer Library has an extensive collection of chemistry textbooks, many with periodic tables in them. This is a great place to view the periodic table that students would have learned in the years around publication. Search the Subject for "Textbooks," the catalog will show a break down of sub categories. 

Useful Subject Headings

When searching the library's catalog for resources related to the periodic table, try using the following subject headings to refine your search:

·     Atomic structure.

·     Atomic theory.

·     Atomic weights.

·     Chemical elements.

·     Chemical elements -- History.

·     Chemistry -- History.

·     Chemistry -- Periodicals.

·     Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich, 1834-1907.

·     Periodic law.

·     Periodic law -- Bibliography.

·     Periodic law -- Congresses.

·     Periodic law -- History.

·     Periodic law -- Tables.

Tip: Search subject headings by selecting SUBJECT from the drop down menu on the catalog's main search page.