UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive Goes Live

Via the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

The UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Archive is well-known an widely used by tobacco control researchers and advocates, as well as people interested in a wide range of other topics, such as global warming deniers (many of who have histories of working for Big Tobacco).

Few people realize that the tobacco documents are now part of the larger multi-industry UCSF Industry Documents Library that has included documents from Pharma for several years.

Now we have added a third collection of documents, the new Chemical Industry Documents Archive that has been launched with nearly 2,000 documents and more to come in May and beyond.

Our first collection of documents is the Benzene Collection. It currently consists of about 2,000 documents produced during litigation in Bishop v. Shell Oil et al., a civil case about benzene exposure in the workplace. You can find more details about it on Chemical Industry Documents Archive’s Benzene Collection page.

If you’re new to Industry Documents Library and want a quick orientation to navigating the site, click the “Take a Tour” button at the top.

Also, try searching IDL’s Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Archive for documents about chemicals. A search of “benzene” returns 87,539 results!

Most important, you can search all three collections at the same time, which will help researchers, journalists, advocates and others discover important cross-industry connections.

Finally, don’t forget to head over to Chemical Industry Documents Archive’s Recommended Links, where you’ll find a handful of topically-related sites and projects, including the new Toxic Docs website from Columbia University and the City University of New York.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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