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Chemical Toxicology - CHEM 472

Article Databases

Note: All databases can be searched from home using a library PIN or Concordia's VPN.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB): a toxicology database

  • Search for nanoparticles
  • A list of both metal and carbon nanoparticles will be listed in the results
  • Clicking on one of the listed nanoparticles will give a list of extracts of documents that look at, among other things, human health effects, animal toxicity studies, environmental fate, manufacturing information, etc.

PubMed: a biomedical database

  • Try searching for keywords such as nanotoxicology. Alternatively, use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) dictionary to get more relevant results:
    • Choose MeSH from the dropdown search menu (PubMed is the default)
    • Type in your substance or topic (for example: nanostructures) and hit Search
    • If desired, select subheadings
    • On the right hand side, click on the "Add to search builder" button
    • If you are done searching the MeSH dictionary, click on the "Search PubMed" button.
  • Try limiting to review articles in PubMed. In the left hand column of the results page, under Article types, click on Review.
  • You can also limit by year, or language, etc., by clicking on the "Show additional filters" link at the bottom of the left hand column.
  • When looking at an article abstract, click on the "Find it @ Concordia" button to see if Concordia Libraries subscribe to the journal where the article was published.

BIOSIS (general biology database) OR Web of Science (multidisciplinary database)

  • Construct a search strategy using keywords and truncations. For example:
    • nanoparticle* AND toxic* AND environment*
  • On the search results screen, on the left hand side, you can limit your search by year, author, document type, etc.
  • When looking at an article abstract, click on the "Find it @ Concordia" button to see if Concordia Libraries subscribe to the journal where the article was published.

GreenFile: an environmental science database

  • Construct a search strategy using keywords and truncations. For example:
    • nanoparticle* AND toxic* AND environment*
  • On the search results screen, on the left hand side, you can limit your search by year, source type, subject, etc.
  • When looking at an article abstract, click on the "Find it @ Concordia" button to see if Concordia Libraries subscribe to the journal where the article was published.

Government resources

Listed are a few government websites that contain some resources on nanotechnology or nanomaterials.

  • Nano.gov:
    US Government National Nanotechnology Initiative. Click on the Publications & Resources tab to view reports or presentations published by different government agencies on many different nanotechnology topics.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency:
    The EPA has a few resources on the topic of Nanotechnology Research.
  • NEPIS:
    This is a search engine for publications produced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Try searching for nanoparticles, or nanomaterials, or other similar topics.
  • US Food and Drug Administration:
    The FDA has a few resources on the topic of Nanotechnology.
  • Environment Canada:
    Environment Canada has a few resources on the topic of Nanomaterials.
  • European Commission:
    The European Commission has an interesting section on Nanotechnology.

Books

CHEM 472 Reserve:

There are many useful books on reserve for this class at the circulation desk of the Library.

CLUES Keyword Search:

Alternatively, you can do a search in the CLUES catalogue. Here are some search suggestions:

 
page last updated on: Friday 16 September 2011

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