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Nancy Sprague

Librarian: Nancy Sprague
Phone:  (208) 885-6248
Visit: Reference Hours
Research Assistance Program

Reference Works

The reference section is located on the 1st floor of the library.

Books are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification scheme.

  Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks


Books are located on the 3rd (H-Z) and 4th (A-G) floors organized by the Library of Congress Classification scheme. 

Search for books (including the e-book collection) using the library catalog.

  Call Number Areas to Browse


Articles are generally more specific; use more specific keywords to create a narrower search.
Journals may contain both popular and scholarly sources (magazine, journal, and newspaper articles)

  Search Article Databases

Other Resources

  • ACS Symposium Series

    Online access to books from the ACS Symposium Series from 2009 to present

  • CASSI: CAS Source Index Search Tool

    Useful tool for identifying or confirming journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907.

  • ChemSpider

    Property data, literature and patent references, reactions, and spectral data, provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • PubChem

    Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules, provided by NIH.

  • Scirus

    Search for journal content, scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-prints, and patents.

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