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Fact Sheet
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART®) Database

DART is a bibliographic database on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®). It covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology. DART references to literature published since the early 1900s. Initially DART was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Center for Toxicological Research of the Food and Drug Administration, and the NLM.  As the MEDLINE collection expanded, it was decided not to use additional resources to add citations that were now available via the selection of PubMed citations on developmental and reproductive toxicology.  We use a search profile to do this.  Some meeting abstracts and non-Medline literature were historically included in DART, but new citations come only from PubMed.

Web Access/Searching

DART is accessible, free of charge, via TOXNET at:

Users can search by terms, title words, chemical name, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (RN), and author. Search results can be viewed, printed or downloaded. Search results are displayed in relevancy ranked order, but may be sorted by publication date, author or title.

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