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New Online TOXNET Class

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine?  Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from March 3-25 for Module 2 of the new online class, called “Discovering TOXNET:  From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.”

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 2 covers the following resources:  Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map. Note:  modules are independent of each other; you do NOT need to complete Module 1 before taking Module 2.  (Module 1 will be offered again at a later date).  You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following resources:  Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map.

How much time?

Plan for nine hours of work over three weeks (3 hours per week) on your own time followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect.  Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 10.5 MLA Continuing Education credits.

When?

Asynchronous work on your own (total of 9 hours, allow 3 hours per week):  March 3 – 20, 2014

Synchronous Adobe Connect session:  March 25, 2014; choose one of two times:  Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern Time; OR 3 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern Time.  You will be asked to choose a time after the class opens on March 3.

How to Register?

Enrollment is limited, so register soon!  Visit:  http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

Questions?

Contact ntc@utah.edu.

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