The NNLM Training Office(NTO) is offering a free, online, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET® from March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017.
How is the content delivered?
You will discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided hands-on tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.
What is TOXNET?
TOXNET is a suite of databases that cover hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.
Who should take the class?
Health sciences librarians and health or environmental science professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.
How much time?
You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; all the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA continuing education credit. Each module carries 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 modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.
What happens during the class?
This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided, interactive, online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos, as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.
The modules (and their CE credits) are:
Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
LactMed: 0.5 hour
Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
REMM: 0.5 hour
Drug Information Portal: 0.5 hour
How do I register?
Follow the link below to register (you will be asked to login):
For questions, contact the NTO at firstname.lastname@example.org