Discovering Toxnet (and other NLM environmental health databases)

Would you like to learn how to search more effectively in TOXNET and the other National Library of Medicine’s environmental health databases? Then this free online class might be of interest to you!

You will explore these databases through videos, guided hands-on tutorials, and discovery exercises in your time with this class. TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.

The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules. You may choose to solely take the half hour Introduction to TOXNET, which is the only required module. The other 12 are optional. The modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, and REMM. Not sure what these are? You can see a description of each of these databases online.

You will work at your own pace. Instructors will be available to answer questions via email and provide assistance throughout the course.

When: March 1 – March 31