Toxnet (Gainesville)

The University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries in Gainesville will host 2 free classes in early December. Both will be taught by librarians from the National Library of Medicine’s National Training Center and Clearinghouse.

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This course is designed to convey the basics of searching the National Library of Medicine (NLM)’s TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related fields. The course will also teach students the utilize NLM’s environmental health and toxicology portal, which provides resources beyond the TOXNET® databases. Students will learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical nomenclature. Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxi Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus. The course, taught by NLM instructors, will be conducted in a computer lab and includes lectures, online demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. TOXNET® is awarded 6.0 Medical Library Assocation continuing education credits.

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