University of Bergen Library

Subject resources


Literature and other sources of information for chemists


Books in the Science Library are lined up in accordance with the Dewey-system:

540: General chemistry
541: Physical chemistry
542: Technics and methods in chemistry
543: Analytical chemistry
546: Inorganic chemistry
547: Organic chemistry
660: Chemical engineering
661: Induistrial chemistry

The University Library also gives access to a lagre collection of e-books. Most are found by searching in Oria. For a more complete search you should also search in e-brary and SpringerLink.

Is the book your looking for not in our holdings? Let us know.




Important databases you should be aware of:


SciFinder gives access to scientific work within chemistry, biomedisin, material technology and more. SciFinder is only availble for students and staff at UiB. Contact the Science Library if you need help to register as a user.

Web of Science

Multidisciplinary database for scientific articles. Web of Science shows a complete reference list for all articles.



Covering medisin, pharmacy and biochemistry

List of all available databases and reference works covering chemistry for UiB-users can be found here

Library Services

Subject Specialist in chemistry will be happy to make an appointment  with you if you need help with litterature in you procjet:

  • EndNote
  • How  to cite and refer various surces correctly in a paper
  • How to find and use e-books
  • Intellectual property rights issues relating to the publication and use of another's intellectual work
  • Publication Fund
  • Critical reflection measurement methods and their use in evaluation purposes
  • The national system for registration, evaluation and reporting of research and research documentation (Cristin)
  • Documentation of search
  • Exhaustive and precise search
  • Overview of current platforms and databases (with strengths and weaknesses)
  • Use of Thesaurus / bases' controlled vocabularies in search
  • Analyzing the literature by bibliometric methods