Reference works such as handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias provide an excellent overview of a subject, including definitions of terms. They are often a good starting point to gaining an understanding of an area or term. In Chemistry handbooks often also provide numerical data. Below are listed some well-known Chemistry reference works.
Lange's Handbook of Chemistry by James SpeightThe Go-To Reference for Chemists for More Than 70 Years - Completely Updated to Include Today's Essential Topics Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, Seventeenth Edition is written to provide a reliable one-stop source of factual information for today's working chemist.
Publication Date: 2016
Materials Handbook by François CardarelliThe unique and practical Materials Handbook (third edition) provides quick and easy access to the physical and chemical properties of very many classes of materials.