UW Health Sciences Library

Bibliographic Databases

PubMed
Premier biomedical database.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Food, nutrition, agricultural economics, environmental and occupational health, animal sciences. Includes AGRICOLA,TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management), and EIS (Environmental Impact Statements) databases.
ASTM Compass
Engineering standards, reports & articles in biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, and industrial disciplines.
CAB Direct
International agricultural literature, including animal and plant breeding, genetics, and nutrition.
Canary Database
Studies of animals as sentinels of human environmental health hazards.
Embase
Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine.

(Proquest)
OTseeker
Systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials on occupational therapy interventions.
TOXLINE Literature about toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical, and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
CHE Toxicant and Disease Database
Summarizes links between chemical contaminants and human diseases or conditions.
SciFinder
Access to Chemical Abstracts databases.
Scopus
Literature in the sciences & social sciences. Citation linking and tracking.
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database with searchable cited references.

Data Resources

Department of Ecology Databases
State of Washington
EPA Data
EPA Region 10: Pacific NW
Occupational Mortality Database
Washington State Dept of Health
Statistics Sources: Health Sciences
UW HSL guide to sources for local, state, national and international statistics and data.

Textbooks & Reports

Knovel Books
ebooks in environmental, food, and pharmaceutical sciences, and industrial safety & hygiene subject areas.
Dissertations and Theses at UW
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study.
Think Tank Search
Grey literature search engine from Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services
Beyond Pesticides
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)
Partnership addressing critical issues in workplace safety and health.
NTIS search page
U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical and engineering business-related information.
Sightline Institute
Independent, nonprofit environmental research and communications center.
World Library of Toxicology (WLT)
Portal to government agencies, NGOs, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health.

Chemical Resources & Tools

TOXNET
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Haz-Map
Occupational health and toxicology database designed to link jobs and hazardous job-related tasks to exposure to chemicals and occupational diseases and their symptoms.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
UW EH&S MyChem MSDS/SDS search (requires NetID)
Micromedex Healthcare Series
(Truven Health Analytics) Also known as Micromedex 2.0 Clinical information on toxicology, drugs, drug interactions, and reproductive risks.

TOXMAP
Geographic Information System (GIS) using U.S. maps to visually explore data from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program, as well as some non-EPA datasets.
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
Hazardous substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
Tox Town
NLM project using model town to provide information to a general audience on common environmental hazards.