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Why Use Background Sources?

Dictionary of Toxicology: 9780124201699: Medicine & Health Science Books @  Amazon.com        Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants: 9781493989249: Medicine &  Health Science Books @ Amazon.com         Handbook of Hazardous Chemical Properties, Cheremisinoff, Nicholas P, eBook  - Amazon.com         Patty's Toxicology, 6 Volume Set, 6th Edition | Wiley         Poisoning And Drug Overdose, 5th edition (Olson, Poisoning and Drug):  Olson, Kent: 9780071443333: Books: Amazon.com

Encyclopedias help you figure out the who, what & where of a topic. Knowing the who, what & where of a topic is the first step in researching a topic and discovering the "how" and "why". Encyclopedias and dictionaries can provide background information and can be used to identify key people, events and dates which can then be used as search terms for finding additional information. Many also provide a jumpstart on your research by listing related readings.‚Äč Both print and online encyclopedias are listed below.

Useful online encyclopedia collections: Gale Ebooks, Sage Reference Online, & Oxford Reference Online.

Toxicology Background Sources