Organization of the site
Location Codes
Information Tables
Search Tips


The titles discussed on these pages have been organized in three different ways: by title alphabetically, by subject, and by call number.  Only the subject index includes annotations for each title. A navigation bar has been provided at the top of each page to easily move between the three indexes. In addition, for the sources in two specific subjects (Food and Cosmetics, and Pesticides) we provided tables indicating if the title includes information on specific topics. See more on the Information Tables below.

Alphabetical Index - titles are listed alphabetically with call number and location noted for each.

Subject Index - titles are divided into the following subject areas:

Call Number Index - titles are assigned to the following call number areas:


Location codes appear immediately after the call number:

  • [dict.] means ACES Dictionaries
  • [encycl.] means ACES Encyclopedias
  • [ref.] means ACES Reference

If no location code is given, then the item is shelved in the ACES Stacks.


Information tables have been provided for two of the topics covered on these pages. With these tables, you can determine which sources have the information you need. For each distinct type of information, we have noted which sources include it.

Food and Cosmetic Additives:

Table 1 includes:

  • Chemical structure
  • CAS registry number
  • Physical properties
  • Natural occurrence
  • Analytical methods

Table 2 includes:

  • Uses
  • Regulatory status
  • Texts of regulations
  • LD50
  • Carcinogenicity


Table 1 includes:

  • Trade names
  • Structural formulas
  • CAS Registry numbers
  • DOT/UN numbers
  • Physical properties
  • Vapor pressure
  • Kow
  • Solubilities

Table 2 includes:

  • LD50s/LC50s
  • Symptoms of poisoning
  • First aid for poisoning
  • Carcinogenicity/mutagenicity

Table 3 includes:

  • NFPA ratings
  • Handling instructions
  • MSDS
  • Environmental persistence
  • Environmental breakdown products
  • Metabolic breakdown products
  • Crops used on
  • Pests used against
  • Application rates


If you want to find information on a particular topic, you can use the search function provided by your Web browser. Enter one key word or one key phrase for your search.

  • In Netscape: use the Find in Page option under the Edit menu
  • In Internet Explorer: use the Find (on this page) option under the Edit menu
  • In Lynx: use the '/' key

If you want to find information on a particular author, you can use the same procedure. Enter the last name only for the easiest search.