TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Primary contact information...
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798
United States
Kay Deeney is the primary contact.
Phone: 310-206-0525
Fax: 310-825-5389
Resource URL:
Region: All

Description: This in an introductory class on the TOXNET databases for inexperienced users. Participants will learn about the different databases available on TOXNET and what type of information in available in each database. In addition, participants will learn the various ways to search the databases. All the TOXNET databases will be covered including the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, and ChemlDplus.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, Electronic Resources
Course Type: Face to Face, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Participants will be able to: *Identify the five types of databases in TOXNET, *Select the database most appropriate to their information need, and *Demonstrate proper searching techniques


3 hr agenda: 
I. Welcome and  introductions (15 minutes), 
II. TOXNET Data Files (45 minutes) (HSDB, CCRIS, GENE-TOX, IRIS, ITER, LactMed); 
III. Practice Exercises (15 minutes); 
IV. TOXNET Literature Files (20 minutes) (TOXLINE, DART); 
V. Practice Exercises (10 minutes); VI. BREAK (10 minutes); 
VII. Toxic Release Databases (20 minutes) (TRI, TOXMAP); 
VIII. ChemIDplus (15 minutes); 
IX. Other Databases (10 minutes) (Haz-Map, Household Products) 
X. Practice Exercises (15 minutes); 
XI. Wrap up, questions and evaluations (5 minutes)

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.

Participant Materials: Hands-on class with down-loadable workbook and exercises