This page answers a variety of basic questions about how to use the site and its resources.
Using the Encyclopaedia Website
- The text on the site is too small, how do I make it larger?
- I ran a search and the results opened in a new tab/window. How do I get back to my original browser window?
- I tried searching for something but I didn't get any results or didn't get the results I wanted. How can I get better search results?
- How do I save as a PDF?
- How can I contact the Encyclopaedia with a problem, comment or question?
- How can I contact an expert?
Permissions and Citations
- Is the information on this site copyrighted?
- How do I credit material in bibliographies?
- How do I request permission to reprint text, figures or tables?
- Can I place a link to the Encyclopaedia on my site?
Encyclopedia article pages have a pair of buttons that allow you to increase and decrease the size of the text on the page. For all other pages on the site you must use your browser's zoom function. This is usually done by pressing CTRL and + on in Windows OS browsers or CMD and + for Mac OS browsers. If neither of these keystrokes works please consult your browser's documentation.
Whenever you run a search from the search bar on the front page, the results automatically open in a new tab (or window if your browser does not support tabbed browsing). This allows you to view the results of your search without losing your place, allowing you to easily return to your original page. Simply close the new tab or window that opened when you ran your search and you'll be taken back to the page you were viewing previously.
For an explanation of our search system and some recommendations for getting the most out of your search, consult the Search Tips page.
How you do this will depend on your computer, operating system and internet browser. The easiest option is to go to file print in your browser and select “Print to PDF” or “Save as PDF” option. If you do not have a print or save as PDF option, there are free pdf converters available online, which can be found using a basic search.
Yes. Please refer to the next questions on how to properly credit this website.
At the top of each of the articles is all of the pertinent information for a citation. Most accepted citation styles begin with author’s name and then the article title, followed by source information.
Hinksman, Jeffrey “Major Sectors.” Major Sectors and Their Hazards, Aakrog, A., Editor, Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, Jeanne Mager Stellman, Editor-in-Chief. International Labor Organization, Geneva. © 2011.
Yes. Please feel free to link to the ILO Encyclopedia, specific articles or features.