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TOXLINE covers an extensive array of references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. TOXLINE® is an important resource for those studying environmental sciences, occupational health, and medicine. Exact dates of the component databases listed below are difficult to determine and undocumented gaps may exist. Date ranges are based on the best available information.

Using the Advanced Search feature, a search can be limited to most of the individual component databases, but not all are listed in the drop down menu.

This imulti-source database contains:

Standard Biomedical/Toxicology Journal Literature

    · MEDLINE/PubMed (1838 – present)

Special Journal and Other Research Literature

    · Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) (1989 - present)

Archival Collections (Material is no longer being added to these components)

    · Aneuploidy (ANEUPL) (1970 – 1986)
    · Environmental Mutagen Information Center File (EMIC) (1936 – 2000)
    · Environmental Teratology Information Center File (ETIC)
    · Epidemiology Information System (EPIDEM) (1950 – 1988) Some citations from 1914 – 1949
    · Federal Research in Progress (FEDRIP) (2000 – 2003)
    · Hazardous Materials Technical Center (HMTC) (1970 – 1988)

    · Health Aspects of Pesticides Abstract Bulletin (HAPAB) (Dates unknown)

    · HEEP Abstracts on health effects of environmental pollutants (1963 – 1985)

    · International Labour Office (CIS) (1968 – ??) Irregularly updated
    · International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) (1967 – 2000)
    · MTGABS Meeting Abstracts (2003 – 2006)
    · NIOSHTIC (NIOSH) (1910 – 1999)
    · Pesticides Abstracts (PESTAB) (1967 – 1981)
    · Poisonous Plants Bibliography (PPBIB) (1887 – 1985)
    · Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate (RISKLINE or KEMI RISKLINE)  (1972 to 2007)

    · Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions (TSCATS) (1964 – 2003)

    · Toxicological Aspects of Environmental Health (BIOSIS) (1971 – 2000)
    · Toxicology Document and Data Depository (NTIS) (1920 – 2010)
    · Toxicology Research Projects (CRISP) (1992 – 2004)


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Dates Covered

1838 to the present. Coverage of the literature prior to 1966 is selective. Updated monthly.

Print Counterpart

There are no print counterparts of the entire TOXLINE database. However, some of the individual component databases do have print counterparts. UB holdings can be checked by a title search in the UB Libraries Catalog.

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