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Public Health 270B: Advanced Toxicology, Spring 2014

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

Class Webpage: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/SPH/PH270B_S14.html

Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
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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. Write down what you know about the topic.

  5. What else do you need to know? What information are you missing to answer your research topic questions or problems?

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

  7. Create search strings to help you formulate your search.

  8. Start your research.

  9. 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:

Search for published research literature:

Search for other literature

Finding California, Federal, and Other Organizations

Other resources of interest

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