Toxicology Databases

National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers many toxicology databases.  NLM also offers a decision sheet, to help you  identify the best database to use for your toxicology research.  The decision sheet is a link on the Toxnet portal at

The decision sheet can also  be found at

Finding a good physician

Oviatt library has background information on doctors in our reference collection that list education, specialties and experience, but let’s assume you want to do your research online. The following links are good starting points:

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National Library of MedlinePlus offers quality consumer health information in several languages, a variety of topics, diseases, drugs, daily news updates.  It’s URL is URL:

Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 950 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily.

MedlinePlus quality consumer health information

MedlinePlus is a really good resource for quality consumer health information.  It just recently added consumer health information in several languages.

The URL for consumer health in foreign language  is:

The URL for consumer health in foreign languages  by topic is:

and the URL to retrieve primarily quality information in English is:
You can also, as a CSUN faculty, staff or student,  reach MedlinePlus when using PubMed at

MedlinePlus Health Information

New NLM Drug Information Portal

The National Library of Medicine has created the free Drug Information Portal to provide patients, families, and health care professionals with quality information on medication.

Begin by typing a trade or generic name for a medication in the search box, and click “Go.” Your results are links to the following  resources provided by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health:

  • Consumer health information from MedLinePlus
  • Label information (packet inserts) from DailyMed
  • References from scientific journals from PubMed
  • Chemical and toxicological information from ToxNet
  • and more!
  • NLM’s Drug Information Portal links you directly to the relevant portions of these websites.  The NLM Drug Information Portal makes it easier to gather information about medications from multiple sources