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TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information


This is a 3-hour hands-on class intended for inexperienced users. It is designed to introduce participants to the different databases available on TOXNET.  Attendees will gain experience locating toxicology, chemical, and other hazardous substance information.  Databases to be covered include: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), LactMed, TOXLINE, TOXMAP, Household Products Database and ChemIDplus. One and two hour versions of this class are also available.


Participants will be able to:   

  • Identify the five types of databases in TOXNET
  • Select the database most appropriate to their information need.
  • Demonstrate proper searching techniques

Course Materials

Continuing Education

This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 1, 2, and 3 contact hours of CE credit.
MLA Course Listing.


Greater Midwest Region

Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, ,

Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, , ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, ,

Current Author

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region

Original Author

Ruicha Mishra, former Health Professionals Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region