Chemistry textbooks currently requested by instructors are available for short-term checkout at the service desk in the PMA Library. (PMA 4.200)
Older editions of print textbooks can be found in the circulating stacks (PCL 6th floor, sections 6AA-6BB) and are available for regular checkout. You can search in the Catalog for specific authors/titles, or browse in the stacks in these general call number areas:
No. The purpose of new editions is mostly to short-circuit the used textbook market and maintain the publisher's revenue streams. Unless your classwork involves specific problem sets, there's nothing wrong with using an older edition.
Generally not. Most publishers don't offer electronic versions of traditional textbooks to libraries in the same way they sell regular e-books and monographs. They want to sell them directly to you instead.
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