Free Online CE Begins this Monday: Discovering NLM’s TOXNET

Join the NNLM Training Office (NTO) for a free, online class to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online, over a 6 week period, in 13 independent units. Complete only the units that interest you; there is only one required unit.

What are the dates of the class?

November 6, 2017 – December 18, 2017

Visit this URL to register:

https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/7937

What is TOXNET?

TOXNET is a freely available suite of databases from the National Library of Medicine covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

What do we mean by Independent Units?

There is only one required unit, Introduction to TOXNET, all the other units are optional to complete.

Which databases are covered?

TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), IRIS, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM and the Drug Information Portal.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians, public health and environmental science professionals.

How much time will the class take?

You will work on your own time over a period of 6 weeks to complete the units that are of interest to you. There is one required unit; the remaining units are optional. If a unit carries .5 credits, we anticipate it will take you 30 minutes to complete, etc.

How many CE credits will you get?

The class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each unit carries anywhere from 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed units.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each unit consists of guided interactive tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos, and discovery exercises. Instructors are available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

Visit this URL to register:

https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/7937

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