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TOXNET® and Beyond Training

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) “TOXNET® and Beyond” training will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM ET at the National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38A, 4th Floor Training Room (45-412), Bethesda, MD 20894.

You can register at http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=2037

This course is designed to convey the basics of searching the NLM’s TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related fields. The course will also teach students how to utilize NLM’s environmental health and toxicology portal which provides resources beyond the TOXNET® databases. Students will learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical nomenclature. Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), and ChemIDplus. The course, taught by NLM instructors, will be conducted in a computer lab and includes lectures, online demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.

TOXNET® is a free class and is awarded 6.0 MLA continuing education credits. The agenda can be found at http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=5

Contact the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) at http://nnlm.gov/ntc/contact-ntc/

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Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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