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Before beginning your hunt for peer-reviewed articles, you may want to do some background reading on your topic. Reference sources such as handbooks and encyclopedias can be very helpful when collecting this background information and may also have information about the history of a art technique or chemical compound.
Online reference library providing access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books, including Who's Who, and Who Was Who.
CRC handbook of chemistry and physics
An authoritative reference including the structure and physical properties of chemical substances and compunds; mathematical formulas; and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units.
Filled with authoritative handbooks and recent research, including the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics; Dictionary of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds; Dictionary of Drugs; Polymers Property Database; and more.
Use the "Property Search" to find material and property information from technical references. Knovel also provides access to handbooks, case studies, and other technical documents. Their site includes online tools such as a unit converter and interactive equation worksheets that help you find and learn to solve engineering equations.
Oxford Art Online
A standard art reference resource. Lengthy, scholarly entries describe and define art terms and movements worldwide. Includes biographical information about artists.
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Benezit Dictionary of Artists
Contains over 190,000 entries on artists from antiquity to modern day, with images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps.
Limited to 5 concurrent users.