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Free Online Modular TOXNET Class in September through October 2016

Free Online Modular TOXNET Class in September through October 2016. NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Jul-Aug;(411):e2.

2016 July 14 [posted]

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an NN/LM Training Office blog post.]

Join the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) for a free, online class to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules over a 4-week period from September 12, 2016 through October 14, 2016. Take only the modules that interest you.

TOXNET is a Web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

The independent modules will cover twelve databases (plus one short required module): TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and a short introductory module. You will learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?
Health sciences librarians and health or environmental science professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?
You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules.

What happens during the class?
This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle. You will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules are:

  • Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  • TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  • ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  • Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  • Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  • Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  • TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  • Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  • LactMed: 0.5 hour
  • Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  • WISER CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  • REMM: 0.5 hour
  • LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?
Space in the class is limited. Register now at: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

For questions, contact the NTO at nto@utah.edu

 

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