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Public Health 270B/170B: Toxicology I

Debbie Jan (djan@library.berkeley.edu)
Karen Andrews (andrews2@berkeley.edu)

Class Webpage: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/SPH/PH270B_S12.html

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Before you start your research:

  1. Download the framework template

  2. Identify the research topic questions or problems being posed to you

  3. Gather your information

  4. Break your topic into key concepts, listing each concept (with synonyms!)

  5. Write down what you know about the topic

  6. Find more information

  7. Create search strings to help you formulate your search

  8. Find the missing information to answer your research topic questions or problems.

  9. Start your research.

  10. Add to or refine your topic key concepts and search strings as you search to incorporate the information you find while searching.

Understand your chemical/substance 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 DART or TOXLINE or PubMed
Find other types of information

Understand your chemical/substance:

Find books/reports on your substance:

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