TOXNET HELP TEXT - FRONT PAGE
There are various approaches to searching
TOXNET; you may search one, some, or all databases simultaneously. When
searching all databases simultaneously, the Front Page Search Screen displays
the number of records retrieved for each of the TOXNET databases and subsequently
allows you to view the individual results. Alternately, it is a starting
point for going to specific database screens which offer more versatile
search features, other NLM resources, or support pages. The
toll-free number for assistance is: 1-888-346-3656.
In the query box, enter one or more
terms which describe your search topic(s). These may be any combination
of words, chemical names, and numbers, including Chemical Abstracts Services
(CAS) Registry Numbers (RN). Common "stop words" such as "a,"
"an," "for," "the," and "it,"
although you may enter them, will not be searched.
Examples of search terms:
- vinyl chloride
- dna adducts
- skin tumors in mice
- chemical biomarkers
- aflatoxin b1
The search will be initiated when you click
the Search button. Search results will consist of a list of TOXNET
databases, each paired with the number of records found. Clicking on one
of these numbers of retrieved records will take you directly to the Search
Results page of that particular database. To erase your search term(s)
and start over with a blank query box, click on the Clear button.
Clicking on any of the cells in this column
will take you directly to the search screen for the database selected.
"Multi-Databases" offers simultaneous searching of HSDB, CCRIS,
IRIS, and GENE-TOX. The information icon ("i") next to each
database provides a brief description of it, with links to a more detailed
Fact Sheet and a sample record.
You may also visit additional NLM Web-Based
- DIRLINE - Directory of health and scientific
- Tox Web Links - Links to additional
toxicology Web sites.
- MEDLINEplus Tox/Env Health - Consumer
health information on toxicology and environmental health topics.
- PubMed - Access to the MEDLINE database
of biomedical literature.
- NLM Gateway - Searches across multiple
- Locatorplus - NLM's online catalog of
books, audiovisuals, and journals.
Or Support Pages:
- Database Descriptions - A compilation
of descriptions and links to Fact Sheets and sample
records for all the TOXNET databases.
- News - News pertaining to TOXNET and
NLM's Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program. Also
includes links to other news sources and a calendar of events.
- Help - Detailed documentation, such as
what you are reading now, about searching TOXNET.