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Guide to the National Library of Medicine databases used in ChemIDplus

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National Library of Medicine Locators - Databases maintained by the National Library of Medicine
Locator Name Full Name Description
AIDSinfo AIDSinfo Access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information
CCRIS Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion and tumor inhibition data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CCRIS provides historical information from the years 1985 - 2011. It is no longer updated. offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions
DailyMed DailyMed Information about marketed drugs including FDA approved labels (package inserts)
DART Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database

Journal references covering developmental and reproductive toxicology

DSLD Dietary Supplement Label Database Ingredients in selected brands of dietary supplements with health information, fact sheets, research findings and on-going clinical studies
DrugPortal Drug Information Portal Portal to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies
EINECS European INventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances Lists and defines chemical substances deemed to be on the European Community market between 1 January 1971 and 18 September 1981
EMIC Environmental Mutagens Information Center Older references to chemical, biological, and physical agents that have been tested for genotoxic activity. It is no longer updated.
GENETOX GENE-TOX Genetic Toxicology Data Bank Peer-reviewed mutagenicity test data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) including species, type of assay, test result and more. GENE-TOX covers the years 1991 - 1998. It is no longer updated.
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank Data on human and animal toxicity, safety and handling, and environmental fate for about 5,000 chemicals
IRIS Integrated Risk Information System

Hazard identification and dose-response assessments for over 500 chemicals

ITER International Toxicity Estimates for Risk Risk information for over 600 chemicals from authoritative groups worldwide. It is put together by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)
LactMed LactMed - Drugs and Lactation Database Information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
LiverTox LiverTox Evidence-based information on drug-induced liver injury
MedlinePlusAll MedlinePlus - all information This search retrieves all MedlinePlus information about a chemical
MedlinePlusDrug MedlinePlus Drugs This search retrieves a MedlinePlus page dedicated to the drug being searched
MEDLINEplusSupp MedlinePlus Supplements This search retrieves a MedlinePlus page dedicated to the supplement being searched
MeSH Medical Subject Heading and Supplementary Concept Records ChemIDplus includes only the chemical names and chemical MeSH headings from this file. This search retrieves information from both MeSH headings and Supplementary Concept Records.
MeSH Heading Medical Subject Heading ChemIDplus includes only the chemical names and chemical MeSH headings from this file. This search retrieves MeSH headings only.
PubChem PubChem Substance Database The PubChem Substance Database contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities
PubMed PubMed PubMed comprises over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
PubMed AIDS PubMed - AIDS-related citations Helps with searching for AIDS-related citations
PubMed Cancer PubMed - cancer Helps with searching for citations in all areas of cancer, ranging from clinical care to basic research
PubMed Central PubMed Central Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the National Institutes of Health
PubMed Toxicology PubMed - toxicology Helps with searching for citations in the area of toxicology
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management Diagnosis and treatment information for radiological events and emergencies
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances RTECS is a compendium of toxicity data extracted from the open scientific literature
TOXLINE Toxicology Literature Online Journal literature covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals
TRI Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Annual environmental releases of certain chemicals by U.S. facilities reported to the EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program. Years covered: TRI95, TRI96, TRI97, TRI98, TRI99, TRI2000, TRI2001, TRI2002, TRI2003, TRI2004, TRI2005, TRI2006, TRI2007, TRI2008, and TRI2009, 2010, TRI2011, TRI2012
WebWISER Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders on the Web WISER assists first responders in hazardous material incidents