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The TOXLINE database ( is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) bibliographic database for toxicology, a varied science encompassing many disciplines. TOXLINE records provide bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. It contains over 3 million bibliographic citations, most with abstracts and/or indexing terms and CAS Registry Numbers. TOXLINE references are drawn from various sources organized into component subfiles which are searched together but which may be used to limit searches as well.

TOXLINE covers much of the standard journal literature in toxicology, complemented with references from an assortment of specialized journals and other sources listed below.  TOXNET® offers features such as relevancy ranking, and flexible sorting and downloading options.

TOXLINE consists of:

Standard biomedical/toxicology journal literature:

Special journal and other research literature:
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART®)
    International Labour Office (CIS)

Technical reports and research projects:
    Federal Research in Progress (FEDRIP)
    Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions (TSCATS)
    Toxicology Document and Data Depository (NTIS)
    Toxicology Research Projects (CRISP)

Archival collection (no longer being updated):
    Aneuploidy (ANEUPL)
    Environmental Mutagen Information Center File (EMIC)
    Environmental Teratology Information Center File (ETIC)
    Epidemiology Information System (EPIDEM)
    Hazardous Materials Technical Center (HMTC)
    Health Aspects of Pesticides Abstract Bulletin (HAPAB)
    International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)
    Pesticides Abstracts (PESTAB)
    Poisonous Plants Bibliography (PPBIB)
    Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate (RISKLINE)
    Toxicological Aspects of Environmental Health (BIOSIS)

For detailed information about TOXLINE or TOXNET, contact:

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Last reviewed: 26 February 2008
Last updated: 26 February 2008
First published: 25 July 2003
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