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Discovering TOXNET®: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology (Module 2)

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Class Description | Agenda

9 hours independent work over 3 weeks; plus 1 hour synchronous web meeting

Class Description

TOXNET® is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

The class is taught in two modules. 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.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following TOXNET databases: 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 9 hours of work on your own time (over a three week period) followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the course requirements are eligible for 10.5 MLA Continuing Education credits.

What happens during the class?

During the asynchronous portion of the class, participants will watch video demonstrations and then perform interactive exercises designed to help them discover the information in the databases. During the synchronous session using Adobe Connect web conferencing program, we will: review discovery exercises and go over questions / misconceptions from the assignments turned in; work in small groups to recommend strategies for solving research and reference questions; and review the appropriate database to use for different purposes through interactive polls and whiteboard exercises.


Agenda

Asynchronous portion of the class using Moodle (9 hours of work over 3 weeks):

  • Introduction to TOXNET: watch videos
  • Introduction to risk assessment: complete tutorial
  • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB): interactive tutorial; discovery exercise assignment
  • Household Products Database (HPDB): interactive tutorial; discovery exercise assignment
  • Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS): interactive tutorial; discovery exercise assignment
  • LiverTOX: interactive tutorial; discovery exercise assignment
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and TOXMAP®: interactive tutorial; discovery exercise assignment
  • Haz-Map: interactive tutorial; discovery exercise assignment

One hour Synchronous Session:

  • Introductions: 5 minutes
  • Discovery Exercises: 20 minutes
  • What database to use? 5 minutes (throughout)
  • Research questions: small group work: 30 minutes
  • Research questions: large group discussion: 25 minutes
  • Wrap Up: 5 minutes

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