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Free Online Continuing Education: Discovering TOXNET

Free Online Continuing Education: Discovering TOXNET. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Sep-Oct;(418):b14.

2017 October 06 [posted]

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

The class is taught online in thirteen independent units over a 6-week period from November 6, 2017 through December 18, 2017. Take only the units that interest you.

What is TOXNET?
TOXNET is a freely available suite of databases from NLM covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

What do we mean by Independent Units?
There is only one required unit, Introduction to TOXNET, all the other units are optional to complete.

Which databases are covered?

  • ChemIDplus
  • TRI (Toxic Release Inventory)
  • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
  • IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)
  • Haz-Map
  • Household Products Database
  • LactMed
  • REMM (Radiation Event Medical Management)
  • Drug Information Portal

Who should take the class?
Health sciences librarians, public health and environmental science professionals.

How much time will the class take?
You will work on your own time over a period of 6 weeks to complete the units that are of interest to you. There is one required unit; the remaining units are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each unit carries anywhere from 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 units.

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

How do I register?
To register, visit this URL:

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