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Chemistry & Biochemistry: Biochemistry

Subject guide for chemistry and biochemistry

Locating Books

To locate books on your topic, use UC Library Search ( As a starting point, use a keyword search on the likely terms. You will get a mix of books, articles and other resources. Use the Refine my search" options on the left-hand side of the screen to narrow your results (for example) to just books. You are unlikely to find references to a single compound, but may be able to find useful books on classes of compounds, such as carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins or enzymes. For more general searches, try a subject search on "biochemistry" or "molecular biology", then browse through the suggested alternative subject headings to see if a more specific one is recommended before browsing the titles under "Biochemistry" itself. Call number ranges for biochemistry include:

  • Biological chemistry: QD 415-441
  • Plant biochemistry/Phytochemistry: QK 861-899
  • Animal biochemistry: QP 501-801
  • Experimental pharmacology: QP 901-981
  • Microbiological biochemistry: QR 148
  • Biochemistry of viruses: QR 467
  • Toxicology: RA 1190-1270
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry: RS 400-441

General Reference Works

Laboratory Protocols

Nucleic Acids


Enzymes and Biocatalysis


Other Molecules of Biochemical Interest

Locating Articles

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