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CHEM 120 curated list - General College Chemistry

CHEM 120 curated list

Course Outline of Records:


Chemistry (Zumdahl)

Book (CCC Reserve)

eBook (3 user usage available)


Chemistry in the Laboratory (Postma)

Book (CCC Reserve 9.07)

eBook (1 user usage available)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style. 7th edition

Book (Print)- (CCC)

APA Citation Guide- (CCC Online)

Handouts (CCC-print)

MLA Handbook, 8th edition

Book (Print)- (CCC)

MLA Citation Guide- (CCC Online)

Handouts (CCC-print) 

Films and Videos

Films on Demand- Chemistry

Kanopy- Chemistry

Academic Videos online- Chemistry


Chemistry 2e (Flowers, 2019) (CC-BY) OpenStax

Introductory Chemistry (Ball, 2011) (CC-BY) Open textbook

Be Prepared! Everything you should know for 1st year Chemistry  (Vreugdenhil, 2019) (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications (2012) (CC-BY-NC-SA)

CLUE: Chemistry, Life, the Universe, and Everything (Cooper and Klymkowsky, 2020) (CC-BY-NC-SA)

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (Ball, Hill, and Scott, 2011) (CC BY-NC-SA)


Chemistry 1 Lab Manual (Lumen Learning) (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0) Labs include activities such as measuring the density of a sucrose solution, calculating the percent composition, determining limiting reactants and more

CLUE Ancillaries – Supplements to CLUE (Cooper and Klymkowsky, 2020) (CC-BY-NC-SA)

Chem Lab Manual  (CC BY-NC) This lab manual includes a semester-long set of wet chemistry experiments designed for a preparatory chemistry course

Foundations of Chemistry Lab Manual (2021) (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Chem Collective-Virtual Lab (CC BY-NC-ND)LibreTexts

PhET interactive simulations (CC-BY-3.0)

OER Repositories

OER Commons (2022) (CC-BY-NC-SA) Open Educational Resources (OER) network for collaboration among the California community college system

Open Text (2022) (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)- Provide textbooks, videos, and presentations (General)

LibreTexts(2022) (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Sample Canvas Shell

Sample General Chemisty 1 Canvas Shell

Note: The library can buy both print and electronic copies of titles like those listed.  In the past, the library has purchased up to 3 print copies of a reserve title.  We are not able to buy multiple copies of eBook titles. When possible, the library buys eBooks that can have unlimited simultaneous users.  However, per the publisher, some eBooks are limited to 3 or even 1 user at a time.  The library does not buy class sets of books.  For class sets please contact Maritez Apigo for a grant application.