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ToxLearn by NLM

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) ToxLearn, Module II: Cells and Tissues: Injury and Repair (http://toxlearn.nlm.nih.gov/Module2.htm), is now available. It offers an introduction to biological molecules, cells, tissues, and organs and to how they might be affected by toxicants. It also explains principles of cell damage and tissue repair and reviews physiological and morphological changes.

Created in partnership with the Society of Toxicology (http://www.toxicology.org/), ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to basic principles of toxicology. It can be used as a supplementary curriculum to a first-level undergraduate toxicology course and can assist users in interpreting search retrieval from NLM’s TOXNET databases. (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov)

ToxLearn Module I: Introduction to Toxicology and Dose-Response, is available at http://toxlearn.nlm.nih.gov/Module1.htm

ToxLearn Modules 1 and 2 update some of the information in the earlier Tox Tutor (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.html).

For more information, visit the NLM Specialized Information Services Environmental Health & Toxicology page.

The NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) maintains a comprehensive website that provides access to resources produced by it and by other government agencies and organizations. This site includes links to databases, bibliographies, tutorials, and other scientific and consumer-oriented resources. TEHIP is also responsible for the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health databases that are available free of charge on the web.

Advanced PubMed® Tips, Tricks, and Tools: MeSH

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for a new online class, “Advanced PubMed Tips, Tricks, and Tools:  MeSH.”

Format:  This is a free 90-minute online class using Adobe Connect.  It is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Description: This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and examples of commonly confused terms.

Experience Level: Intermediate; this course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.

When:  Choose from four upcoming dates in April and July 2015.

To register:  Visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=917 .  Class enrollment is limited, so register now!

Questions?  Contact the NTC trainers at ntc@utah.edu.

 

MedlinePlus Tutorials

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

After Thursday, MedlinePlus is no longer providing a library of interactive tutorials. This is based on trends the National Library of Medicine (NLM) observed from users and NLM’s desire to provide information that most closely aligns with user needs. NLM welcomes your feedback about how you think MedlinePlus information should be presented and what type of content is missing. Please send your suggestions or feedback to the National Library of Medicine through the Contact Us form.

Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

There is still space available for the March session of the online class, “Discovering TOXNET.”  

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from March 2-27, 2015.

Discover 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. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and more.   You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

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 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?

Space in the class are limited, so don’t delay!  Register now at:

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

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

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