Handbook : Definition and Meaning

A handbook is a compilation of miscellaneous information in a compact and handy form. It contains data, procedures, principles etc. Tables, Graphs, diagrams and illustrations are provided. Scientists and technologists use handbooks in their fields rather frequently.

“A treaties on a special subject; often nowadays a simple but all-embracing treatment, containing concise information, and being small enough to be held in the hand; but strictly, a book written primarily for practitioners and saving for constant revision or reference. Also called a ‘Manual’.

  • Britain, 1948/49-, an official handbook, London, stationery Office, 1948-,  Annual.
  • Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: A ready reference book of Chemistry and Physical data, 52nd ed, Cleveland, Ohio, Chemical Rubber, 1971.

Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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