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New Libraries Resource: TOXNET

The newest resource available on the Rutgers University Libraries website is quite toxic. And thatís a good thing.

TOXNET, a product of NLM's Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program is a free web-based system of databases on toxicology, environmental health, hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, and specialty areas such as occupational health and consumer products. Toxicology data is available in the HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System), and CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System) databases; and toxicology literature (bibliographic references with abstracts) is available in TOXLINE and DART/ETIC. EPA's Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) database provides toxic releases of chemicals in the environment. The ChemIDplus database provides access to structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.

The data in Toxnet is drawn from Journal articles, government publications; technical report literature taken from NTIS (Toxicology Document and Data Depository), TSCATS (Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions); and research project information drawn from FEDRIP (Federal Research in Progress), and CRISP (Toxicology Research Projects). Also included are archival collections which are no longer being updated: EMIC (Environmental Mutagen Information Center file), NIOSHTIC (NIOSH), Poisonous Plants Bibliography (PPIB) and others.

Users can access Toxnet from the front page of the Libraries website, either from IRIS or from the Indexes and Databases webpages under any of these categories:

Posted October 10, 2003