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Toxicology Resources Review

This is a library guide and pathfinder for authoritative resources on toxicology.

Sarah Harris

on 1 December 2012

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Directories DIRLINE

Toxicology Results
http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search Dictionaries Toxicology The science concerned with the detection, chemical composition, and biological action of toxic substances or poisons and the treatment and prevention of toxic manifestations. -MeSH

A science that deals with poisons and their effect and with the problems involved (as clinical, industrial, or legal). -MedlinePlus Dictionary Encyclopedias Rossoff, I.S. (2002). Encyclopedia of clinical toxicology: A comprehensive guide and reference to the toxicology of prescription and OTC drugs, chemical,s herbals, plants, fungi, marine life, reptiles and insect venoms, food ingredients, clothing, and environmental toxins. Boca Raton, FL: Parthenon.


6,000 entries on toxic substances that adversely affect or destroy health or cause death. Guides & Handbooks Wexler, P., Hakkinen, P.J., & Kennedy, G.L. (2000). Information resources in toxicology. 3rd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


2009 ed. ebook @ NCSU

Selective guide to major print and nonprint media resources and online sources of information. Indexes; Abstract Journals; Databases Internet Resources LibGuides Professional Organizations American Society of Medical Toxicology

Society of Toxicology

Environmental Mutigen Society

Society of Toxicologic Pathology

International Society on Toxinology

The Association of Government Toxicologists

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
http://www.setac.org/ The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Otago, New Zealand

Lakeland College Libraries

Princeton University Libraries

The University of Toledo Libraries

Ashland University, Ohio
http://libguides.ashland.edu/content.php?pid=24235 Leikin, L.B. & Paloucek, F.P. (2008). Poisoning and toxicology handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

Provides detailed information on more than 900 drugs and poisons. Includes listings of US poison control centers and organization that offer toxicology and teratology information services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Enviro-health links

Toxics release inventory (TRI)

Tox town
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/ Encyclopedias Wexler, P., et al. (2005). Encyclopedia of toxicology. Boston: Elsevier Academic.

ebook @Duke, NCSU

Comprehensive survey of toxicology with 1,150 entries on different areas of toxicology including experimental, applied, and regulatory toxicology entries. Has cross-references and references to primary and secondary literature. Vohr, H.W. (2005). Encyclopedic reference of immunotoxicology. NY: Springer.

ebook @Duke, NCSU, UNC

Comprehensive work intended for scientists and advanced students with full essays on immunotoxicology, including methods of testing and analysis, characteristics of substances, the regulatory environment and the relevance of these to humans. Encyclopedias Selinus, O. & Alloway, B.J. (2005). Essentials of medical geology: Impacts of the natural environment on public health. Boson: Elsevier Academic Press.

@Duke, NCSU, UNC
ebook @NCSU

Authoritative reference source emphasizing the importance and interrelationships of geological processes to the health and diseases of humans and animals. Encyclopedias Bingham, E. Cohrssen, B. & Powell, C.H. (2001). Patty's toxicology. 5th ed. NY: Wiley.


Standard reference for occupational health and toxicology professionals with comprehensive toxicological data for industrial compounds. Encyclopedias Ayres, D.C. & Hellier, D. (1999). Dictionary of environmentally important chemicals. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.


Chemicals from regulatory agency lists plus additional chemicals considered a risk to public health. Suggest combining with use of a chemical synonyms dictionary such as Gardner's. Includes referrals to additional literature on each chemical. Dictionaries Harborne, J.B., et al. (1996). Dictionary of plant toxins. NY: Wiley.

@Duke, NCSU, UNC

Concise and comprehensive source on phytoxins--poisonous substances produced by plants. Entries include synonyms, chemical class and subclass, chemical structure, Chemical Abstracts Service registry number, molecular weight, and chemical formula. Dictionaries Gangolli, S., Royal Society of Chemistry. (2005). The dictionary of substances and their effects. London: Royal Society of Chemistry.


Electronic version of 7 volume print edition that is continually updated. 5,310 entries of substances and their impact on the environment are listed in the searchable interactive table, Physical Constants of Physical Substances. Dictionaries Hodgeson, E., et al. (2000). Dictionary of toxicology. 2nd ed. NY: Macmillan Reference; Grove's Dictionaries.


Introduction to toxicology for students and scientists in other disciplines Dictionaries Lewis, R.A. (1998). Lewis' dictionary of toxicology. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis.

@Duke, NCSU, UNC

Common terms and definitions for toxicology, environmental sciences, and related fields for researchers and students Dictionaries Duffus, J.H., et al. (2007). IUPAC glossary of terms used in toxicology. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine.


For scientists and professionals in toxicology, the glossary contains definitions and explanatory notes, if needed, for terms frequently used in the multidisciplinary field of toxicology. Includes lists of abbreviations and acronyms, as well as the classification of carcinogens. Guides & Handbooks Guides & Handbooks Moffat, A.C., et al. (2004). Clarke's analysis of drugs and poisons: In pharmaceuticals, body fluids and postmortem material. 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press.

@ Duke, NCSU, UNC

2011 ed @ NCSU; ebook @UNC

Intended for use by forensics toxicologists, pathologists, scientists and students in these areas. The guide provides analytical procedures used in analytical toxicology and data for drugs and poisons as well as applications of these techniques in areas such as forensic toxicology, workplace drug testing, drug abuse in sports, pesticide poisoning, etc. Casarett, L.J., & Klaasen, C.D. (2007). Casarett and Doull's toxicology: The basic science of poisons. 7th ed. NY: McGraw-Hill.


Standard toxicology text written for graduate students and research scientists. Guides & Handbooks Sipes, I.G., McQueen, C.A., & Gandolfi, A.J. (1997-2002). Comprehensive toxicology. NY: Pergamon.


Reference work with a comprehensive review of toxicology presenting biological effects of toxicants across the different areas of toxicology with emphasis on the action of chemicals on the human system. Includes listings of peer-reviewed articles, reviews and related websites. Guides & Handbooks Morton Lippmann. (2000). Environmental toxicants: Human exposures and their health effects. 2nd ed. NY: Wiley.

@Duke, UNC

2009 3rd ed @NCSU, UNC

A comprehensive guide to assessing the health effects of environmental toxicants in nonoccupational settings. Intended for public health officials, industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, and primary care physicians involved in risk assessment and management for exposed individuals and populations. Guides & Handbooks Goldfrank, L.R. (2006). Goldfrank's toxicologic emergencies. 8th ed. NY: McGraw-Hill.


2011 9th ed @NCSU; ebook @UNC

Guide to medical toxicology from a clinical perspective with coverage of toxicologic emergencies and bioterrorism. Guides & Handbooks Cheremisinoff, N.P. (1999). Handbook of industrial toxicology and hazardous materials. NY: Marcel Dekker.

ebook @ Duke, NCSU, UNC

Provides health and safety information for commercial chemicals and the health risks associated with them. For toxicologists, chemists, chemical engineers and laboratory technicians. Guides & Handbooks Krieger, R.I. ( 2001). Handbook of pesticide toxicology. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

@ Duke, NCSU, UNC

A comprehensive, two-volume reference guide to the properties, effects, and regulation of pesticides that provides the latest and most complete information to researchers investigating the environmental, agricultural, veterinary, and human-health impacts of pesticide use Guides & Handbooks True, B.L., & Dreisbach, R.H. (2001). Handbook of poisoning: Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. 13th ed. NY: Parthenon.

@ Duke, NCSU

Ready-reference manual for physicians and other health professionals with concise information for the diagnosis and treatment of poisoning Guides & Handbooks Haschek, W.M. (2002). Handbook of toxicologic pathology. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

@ Duke, NCSU, UNC

Comprehensive 2 volume reference source for health professionals within or interacting with the field of toxicologic pathology Guides & Handbooks Derelanko, M.J., & Hollinger, M.A. (2002). Handbook of toxicology. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

@ NCSU, UNC; ebook @ Duke

Ready-reference source for professionals and students designed to locate basic toxicological information quickly. Includes useful information for nontoxologists in the areas of health, safety, and the environment. Guides & Handbooks Nordberg, G. (2007). Handbook on the toxicology of metals. 3rd ed. Burlington, MASS: Academic Press.


Considered a standard work for physicians, toxicologists, and biomedical engineers, this is a comprehensive review of the effects of metals and metallic elements and compounds on biological systems, with emphasis on their toxic effects on human health. Guides & Handbooks Lewis, R.J. (2002). Hazardous chemicals desk reference. 5th ed. NY: Wiley.


2008 ed @ NCCU

A "safety profile" of 5000 of the most important hazardous chemicals and provides a quick overview of the hazards, synonyms, and physical properties of a variety of chemicals. Also details government agency standards and recommendations on the handling of each chemical. Guides & Handbooks National Library of Medicine. (2003-). NLM training manuals and resources. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine.


Provides access to online training materials used in conjunction with classes and courses offered by the National Training Center and Clearinghouse. Guides & Handbooks Harris, R.L., & Patty, F.A. (2000). Patty's industrial hygiene. 5th ed. NY: Wiley.

@ NCSU, UNC; ebook @ NCSU

Standard reference for occupational health and toxicology professionals. Guides & Handbooks Leikin, J.B., & Paloucek, F.P. (2008). Poisoning and toxicology handbook. 4th ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.


Provides detailed information on more than 900 drugs and poisons. Includes listings of US poison control centers and organization that offer toxicology and teratology information services. Guides & Handbooks Proctor, N.H., Hughes, J.P., & Hathaway, G.J. (2004). Proctor and Hughes' chemical hazards of the workplace. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience.

@ NCSU, UNC; ebook @ NCSU

For health professionals and students this handbook covers the effects on human health of chemicals likely to be encountered in various places of work. Guides & Handbooks Lewis, R.J., & Sax, N.I. (2004-). Sax's dangerous properties of industrial materials. 11th ed. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons.


The number one resource for those who need to evaluate the hazard of substances used in commerce. This handbook is a standard compilation of hazardous properties with over 25,000 materials. Guides & Handbooks Pohanish, R.P., & Sittig, M. (2008). Sittig's handbook of toxic and hazardous chemicals and carcinogens. 5th ed. Norwich, NY: William Andrew.

@ NCSU, UNC; ebook @ NCSU

Useful reference work for a variety of professions including the emergency response personnel, toxicologists, occupational doctors and nurses, special, technical, and university librarians that present concise chemical and safety information for over 2,100 toxic and hazardous chemicals. TOXNET TOXNET (Toxicology data network). National Library of Medicine.

Includes the Searchable Databases:

CCRIS. Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System.


DART/ETIC. Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology/
Environmental Teratology Information Center Database.

GENE-TOX. Genetic Toxicology. For-Fee/Subscription Based

CCOHS. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

LexisNexis Environmental.

Micromedex healthcare series.
http://www.micromedex.com/products/hcs/ TOXNET Haz-Map.

Household Products Database.

HSBD. Hazardous Substances Data Bank.

IRIS. Integrated Risk Information System.

ITER. International Toxicity Estimates for Risk.

LactMed. Drugs and Lactation Database.


TOXMAP. Indexes; Abstract Journals; Databases Services from the National Library of Medicine

NLM Gateway.


Specialized Information Services (SIS).
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