I have been asked to find a way to integrate our DSC instrument into a teaching laboratory. I have read through some articles on the Journal of Chemical Education and I have a good idea on what to do as far as content goes, but there are some particulars about the instrument that I'm unsure of. So, I figured I'd see if anyone had some good sources available. I know that you can find practical handbooks for instrumental techniques such as GC, NMR, Mass Spec, etc. I was wondering if anyone had a good handbook like that. Also I was wondering if there were books with graphs from pure substances. Again similar to the spectra books for NMR, Mass Spec, UV-Vis, IR, etc. In particular what I am looking for are what exactly the integral and derivative of the graph can tell us, how to use baselines, any effects on changing the purge gas outside of what is discussed in the users manual (mostly about the oxidation of samples and sample pans), what the heat history of a polymer can tell us, and graphs of pure substances like polymers (synthetic fibers, plastics from wiring or trash bags, and other plastics that might commonly be found in a crime scene), also the graphs of animal and plant fibers (hopefully furs or plant fibers used in clothing, and common pet furs). If you've got some titles I'd really appreciate to hearing about them.