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Chemistry & Physics: Home

Includes Engineering Science.


This libguide showcases Library Resources in the field of Chemistry and Physics at Lincoln University. 

The Chemistry program offers undergraduate study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and pre-professional studies in chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and environmental science. The department provides training for students interested in pursuing careers in materials science, nanotechnology, forensic science, and biotechnology. Classes are offered for the Chemistry major as well as students in related fields such as Health Sciences, and for the non-major,

Physics (BS, BA, Minor) is a discipline that lies at the heart of modern science, engineering, and technology while exerting considerable influence on philosophical and psychological thought. Classes are offered for Physics majors, students in other scientific areas, and the non-major.

Engineering Science is offered as an undergraduate Engineering Degree (Bachelor of Science) . The Engineering Science Program offers flexible curricula in two interdisciplinary areas of concentration:  Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Electrical Computer Engineering. 

Black Scientists

Research Databases

Interim Library Director

Library of Congress Classification

Class Q: Science (General)

Subclass QC: Physics--the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Subclass QD: Chemistry--the branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances.

See also:

Class T (Technology)

Subclass TA (Engineering--General)

Subclass TK (Electrical Engineering; Electronics; Nuclear Engineering}

Subclass TP (Chemical Technology including Chemical Engineering)


Interlibrary Loan

Lincoln students, faculty, and staff may request to borrow material from other libraries when Langston Hughes Memorial Library does not own the material. Request an ILL item.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) refers to the cooperative arrangement of libraries to globally share resources physically and electronically. National and local interlibrary loan codes usually preclude libraries from borrowing and lending the following materials:

  • Books published within the last 12 months
  • Textbook and readings required for current courses
  • Material owned by Langston Hughes Memorial Library
  • Certain non-print materials

Use WorldCat to get information on the book you want to request via ILL.

Contact Ms. Bonnie Horn, Interlibrary Loan Technician, at 484-365-7356 for additional information about ILL.


  • ILL services are free of charge to all Lincoln students, faculty, and staff. 


Submitting Requests

  • Before submitting a request, Lincoln users should check Primo, Lincoln's online public access catalog, to determine if the library owns the material.
  • Requests can be submitted by completing the ILL request form 
  • Requests submitted in excess of suggested limits will be processed as time allows or according to any priority you have indicated.
  • In rare cases, a lending library may impose an extraordinarily high fee that may need to be discussed with the requestor before the ILL transaction is completed.


Loan Periods and Renewals 

  • Usually lending libraries loan books for 3 - 4 week lending periods.
  • Lending instructions are provided with each item.
  • Journal articles usually do not need to be returned.
  • Lending periods, renewal decisions, and restrictions on the use of material are at the discretion of the lending library.
  • Contact the ILL Office at least 5 days before the due date to inquire about renewing an item.
  • Return borrowed ILL items to the circulation desk on or before the due date to maintain good relations with the lending library.


Notification and Checkout

  • Patrons will be notified by telephone or email when the item is available to be checked out or if  the item is not available from a lending library.
  • Bring your Lion Card with you to the circulation desk on the main floor of the library to checkout your item(s).