Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Locate reliable background information on a host of topics including science, environment, socio-economic, and public affairs.

Science

AccessScience (Encyclopedia of Science and Technology)
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences(eLS)

Chemistry & Toxicology

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Online handbook of introductory topics related to chemistry and physics, such as symbols and terminology, molecular structure, properties
Chemical Fact Sheets
A guide created by the EPA with information about selected chemicals including how one might become exposed, how the exposure might affect one, and what agency regulates the chemical
Exposure Factors Handbook
A handbook on available information on various exposure pathways and how to assess them

International Facts

EIU Country Reports
The Economist Intelligence Unit provides socio-economic information on over 150 countries
Europa World Plus
An online reference source featuring poltical and econmic information on more than 250 countries
World Bank Country Reports

Political, social, and economic snapshots of various countries provided by the World Bank