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Branch libraries may use different hours, please enquire at the branch library.

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This Chemistry and Physics support page provides information for undergraduates, graduates and researchers in general in the field of chemistry and physics. This guide introduces you to the different information resources and associated activities in the academic environment.

 Where are we?

Chemistry and Physics are taught on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. Each campus has a physical library where relevant books, journals, theses and other resources can be located. Online access is available on and off campus to a wide range of resources.

For off campus access you will need to authenticate yourself first with your university lan login and password. Not all databases provide off campus access. It is best to access the University site via Firefox.


    Research methodology books in pdf format


    New books in print

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    Handbook of Green Chemistry - Green Catalysis - Robert H. Crabtree; Paul T. Anastas (Contribution by)
    Call Number: 660 HAN (Pmb main library)
    ISBN: 9783527324965
    Publication Date: 2009-02-17
    3 vols.

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    Science Research Writing - Hilary Glasman-Deal
    Call Number: 808.0665 GLA (Pmb main library)
    ISBN: 9781848163096

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    Scientific Writing - Jean-Luc Lebrun
    Call Number: 808.0665 LEB (Pmb main library)
    ISBN: 9789812704733

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    Modern Electrodynamics - Andrew Zangwill
    Call Number: 537.6 ZAN (Pmb main library)
    ISBN: 9780521896979

    iLink catalogue for UKZN

    The iLink catalogue lists all the resources availalbe at UKZN, but particularly those items in print - books, journals, theses, as well as audio visual materials. You can register on iLink to be able to renew your books online and view what you have borrowed from teh library and when items are due back. iLink will tell you what we have, which library and whereabouts on the shelf it is available.


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