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Discovering TOXNET Class

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, free, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET from March 7th, 2016 – April 6th, 2016.

Learn about TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

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.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences 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 with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

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 (and their CE credits) are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Follow the link below to register:

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

 For questions, contact the NTC at ntc@utah.edu

Thanks,

Rebecca Brown
Trainer/Curriculum Content Specialist
National Library of Medicine Training Center
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 N. 1900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
800-338-7657, Option 2
801-587-5673 (Direct)

#colorourcollections

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The adult coloring fad inspired a #colorourcollections week! Explore all the libraries participating in #colorourcollections week on Twitter. Medical libraries participating include the National Library of Medicine, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Does your library have digitized historical materials you can share for #colorourcollections? Do you love coloring? You can share these with art teachers in your community. I sent the link to the art teacher at my daughter’s elementary school. She loved them. I think the #colorourcollections project is a great way to connect the public with historical collections in an engaging, relaxing, interactive way —with coloring!

Resource Guides on Public Health Incidents

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated.  Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on our NLM Disaster Health home page. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov

Please share these resources freely!

These resource lists link to a variety of sources such as:

  • Local, state, federal and international agencies and organizations
  • Database searches for the health information issues around the incidents
  • Social media resources for situational awareness

To keep up-to-date on these and other Disaster Health resources, please sign-up for our email updates: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNLMDIMRC/subscriber/new.

Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS
Health Sciences Librarian
Specialized Information Services Division
Disaster Information Management Research Center
6707 Democracy Blvd.  Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
301-496-2742, phone
301-480-3537, fax
siobhan.champ-blackwell@nih.gov
https://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC
“Support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities.”

MedlinePlus on Facebook

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine has launched MedlinePlus Facebook pages. You can find us at https://facebook.com/mplus.gov (English) and https://facebook.com/medlineplusenespanol (Spanish).

Please help promote our launch by liking our page and posting on Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter: Looking for the latest information on health & wellness? MedlinePlus is now on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1NOCiPJ

Facebook: Looking for the latest information on diseases, condition, and wellness issues? MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español have joined Facebook! http://on.fb.me/1NOCiPJ  http://on.fb.me/1Oj3fg2

If you have any questions about MedlinePlus’ social media accounts or otherwise, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message.

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