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CHEM 105-6: Writing about Science, Writing Science (Ratner): Books


NuCat is Northwestern University Library's catalog. It is the best tool to find what books, journals and other resources the library holds.

From the main page you can search by keyword, title, author, or even subject headings or call numbers.

For more complex keyword searching, be sure to use the Guided Search module.

Can't Find It @ NUL?

UBorrow allows you to search for and request an item in real time from nearby CIC institutions with a guaranteed 12-week loan if NUL does not own it or it is currently checked out.

For other materials that are not available via Northwestern, be sure to search WorldCat. You can submit an interlibrary loan request to have a copy of the item sent here.

Feel free to suggest a purchase, too!

Search Strategy

Probably the best way to approach searching for books in NUcat is to start with a keyword search.

  • Use the Guided Search feature to enter your search terms.
  • Scan through the results.
  • When you find an item that is relevant to your topic, explore the details of the item, including the author, table of contents and publisher.
  • Pay special attention to the subject headings. Clicking on these will call up a list of other books that deal with similar topics.

Books from other NU libraries

Some books you need may be not be held at the Mudd Library. You may request items from the Main Library, Galter Library, Pritzker Legal Research Center or Schaffner Library be delivered at Mudd through NUcat.

To place your request from the item record in NUcat simply click on the “Request” button, located in the dark blue toolbar near the top of the page. Log in to your account and follow the instructions.

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Elsa Alvaro
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