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Free Distance Learning: Discovering TOXNET

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 October 21 – November 5, 2013 for Module 1 of a 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 1 covers three TOXNET databases (ChemIDPlus, LactMed, and TOXLINE) as well as three emergency response tools (CHEMM, REMM, and WISER). Module 2 covers the risk assessment databases and will be offered 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 TOXNET and emergency response tools: ChemIDPlus, LactMed, TOXLINE, CHEMM, REMM, and WISER.

How much time?

3 hours of work on your own time followed by a 1 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 4 MLA Continuing Education credits.

When?

Asynchronous work on your own (allow 3 hours): October 21 – 31, 2013

Synchronous Adobe Connect session: November 5, 2013, 10 am Pacific time (9am Alaska, 11 am Mountain)

How to Register?

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

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