Procedures used to complete an in depth literature search on the chemical properties, hazards, and critical data for 71 compounds are described. Tasks involved in literature searching are reviewed, including secondary source search, primary journal selection and scanning, special searches, translation searches, and nonjournal searches. Also discussed are methods used to gain copyright permission, procure copies of articles, and fulfill contract delivery requirements. Project controls and major problem areas are also described. Lists of primary and secondary journals are appended.
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