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Science: Books & eBooks

Subject guide for Science

Finding books

There are over 35,000 books in the library. Library books are organised by shelf numbers on the spine of the books so that all the items on the same subject are kept in the same place. Useful shelf marks for Science include the following:

  • Analytical Chemistry - 543
  • Biochemistry - 574.192
  • Biology - 574
  • Chemical Engineering - 660.2
  • Chemistry - 540
  • Chemical Physics - 539
  • Computer Science - 004
  • Forensic Analysis - 614.1
  • Food Technology - 664
  • Genetics - 575.1
  • Inorganic Chemistry - 546
  • Mathematics - 510 – 519
  • Microbiology - 576
  • Organic Chemistry - 547
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 615.19
  • Physical Chemistry - 541.3
  • Physics - 530 – 539
  • Quality Control - 658.562
  • Statistics & Sampling - 519.5

Inter library loans

If the item you are searching for is unavailable at LIT Library, try our inter library loans service. We may be able to borrow the books or journal articles that you want from another library for you. Request forms are available online or at the library desk.

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Recommended Books for Science

Enjoy writing your science thesis or dissertation: a step by step guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students - shelved at 808.0665 FIS

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct.

Criminalistics : an introduction to forensic science - shelved at 363.25 SAF

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science uses clear writing, case stories, and modern technology to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. Written for readers with no scientific background, only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined.

Invitation to computer science - shelved at 004 SCH

Discover a contemporary overview of today's computer science with the best-selling INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 7E. This flexible, non-language-specific approach provides a solid foundation using an algorithm-driven approach that's ideal for the reader's first introduction to the field of Computer Science. Expanded chapter exercises and practice problems, feature boxes, and the latest material on emerging topics, such as privacy, drones, cloud computing, and net neutrality, connect readers with today's most current computing issues.

Life, The Science of Biology - shelved at 570 SAD

From the first edition to the present, Life has set the standard for being the most balanced experimentally-based introductory biology text. Life has always presented how we know (the process of science through experiments) as well as what we know (facts derived from these experiments). The new edition builds on this legacy, again teaching fundamental concepts and the latest developments by taking students step by step through the research that revealed them.

An introduction to medicinal chemistry - shelved at 615.19 PAT

For many people, taking some form of medication is part of everyday life, whether for mild or severe illness, acute or chronic disease, to target infection or to relieve pain. However for most it remains a mystery as to what happens once the drug has been taken into the body: how do the drugs actually work? Furthermore, by what processes are new drugs discovered and brought to market?An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, provides an accessible and comprehensive account of this fascinating multidisciplinary field.

Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences - shelved at 540.14 OVE

Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences has been carefully designed to help students transition seamlessly from school to university, make the most of their education, and ultimately use their degree to enhance their employability.The accessible and friendly writing style helps to engage students with the subject while frequent chemical examples highlight the relevance of the skills being learned. A comprehensive range of skills are covered - from making the most of practicals, lectures and group work, through to writing and presentation skills, and effective revision for exams.

Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics - shelved at 530 GIA

'Physics For Scientists & Engineers' combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the student into the physics. This edition also features media and online resources that enhance the understanding of physics.


There is a selection of Science theses in the library. Titles are listed on the library catalogue. Theses are for library use only. Search for theses on the web using the link below:

FInding eBooks

The library provides online access to over 140,000 eBooks. There are also lots of free eBooks available on the web. Follow the links below for more information.

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