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Public Health 150B: Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences

Michael Sholinbeck (msholinb@library.berkeley.edu)

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Before you start:

  1. Identify your research topic question

  2. Break your topic into individual concepts, listing each concept (with synonyms!)

  3. Find more background information

  4. Add information to your topic individual concepts

  5. Find the missing information to answer your research topic question

  6. Download the framework template (.doc)
Understand your chemical/substance/organism
  • Synonyms for the substance or chemical:
      » Try HSDB
  • Chemical groupings or "families":
      » Try PubMed's MeSH
  • Unique identifiers (e.g., CAS Registry numbers) for your chemical:
      » Try HSDB
  • Metabolism or mechanism of action for your substance:
      » Try PubMed
Find background information and books/reports
Identify the exposure you are looking for
  • Route: inhalation, oral, dermal, ocular, etc:
      » Try IRIS or HSDB
  • Location: occupational, home, school, etc.:
      » Try HSDB or Haz-Map or Tox Town
  • Exposure level: chronic, acute, sub-chronic, etc:
      » Try HSDB or TOXLINE
  • Exposure population: infant, child, adult, pregnant woman, fetus, etc.:
      » Try TOXLINE or PubMed
Find other types of information

Understand your chemical/substance/organism:

Regulatory entities

Find books/reports on your substance:

Search for published research literature:

Other resources of interest

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