About general handbooks
1. If you are looking for the CRC Handbook (or the Handbook or the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics) and information on the resource, scroll down to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics. Click this link for quick access.
2. Most of these are standard sources for finding facts such as m.p., CASRN, derivatives, synthesis, spectra, etc. of a compound. Online sources often have a structure search feature. If using print, flip through the first few pages of the book to find out how it is organized and how acroynms and symbols are used throughout.
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