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The Images database is compiled from full text resources at NCBI.

The Images database is compiled from full text resources at NCBI.

There’s a new free images database available from NCBI (the National Center for Biotechnology Information, aka the folks that bring you PubMed). Imaginatively entitled Images, it allows users to search millions of scientific images from NCBI full text resources, including images from journals in PubMed Central. Search with terms or detailed search parameters, such as image height, width, and caption. Try “squamous cell skin cancer” for some fun results.

You can access images from the Database drop down menu in PubMed, directly at

*Edit* July 2011 This database is no longer available from NCBI. Try searching under PubMedCentral and images will be on the right side of the screen.

Digital Collections by NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched a new digital repository that is entitled Digital Collections. This free online database provides access to biomedical books and videos, which are an important part of the NLMÔÇÖs interesting history.

The content in Digital Collection is in the public domain and is available worldwide. You can also find a link to this database through the libraryÔÇÖs Online Resources. Enjoy!

General Library Classes

Are your library skills a little rusty? Come to one of our General Library Orientation classes and learn about the our resources, how to search the online catalog and PubMed, and how to request an Interlibrary Loan. The schedule is now posted for October-December. Contact Carolyn Bridgewater for more information.

TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork)

Have you ever wondered about the potential health effects of chemicals used in common household products? Or possibly been curious what chemicals have tested positive as cancer-causing agents?

If so, The National Library of Medicine provides TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) as a product of their Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program.

This ÔÇ£FREE web-based integrated system of databasesÔÇØ is ideal for Health Care Professionals or health-conscious consumers searching for reliable information on ÔÇ£environmental health, hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, and specialty areas such as occupational health and consumer products.ÔÇØ

The five types of informative databases are as follows:

1) Chemical Information- ChemIDPlus

2) Toxicology Data Files
a. HSDB (Hazardous Substance Data Bank)
b. CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information)
c. GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology)
d. IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)
e. ITER (International Toxicology Estimates for Risk Assessment)
f. LactMED (Database of drugs and other chemical and the possible effects in nursing infants)

3) Toxicology Literature Files (bibliographic references)
a. TOXLINE (TOXicology Literature onLINE)
b. DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology)

4) Toxic Releases
a. TRI (Toxic Release Inventory)
b. TOXMAP (Environmental Health e-Maps)

5) ÔÇ£Other DatabasesÔÇØ
a. Haz-Map (Occupational Health Database)
b. Household Products (Information on potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients found in common household products)

Updates on grant databases

The CRISP database has been replaced with RePORT.

This NIH database kept all the CRISP features and added these:

Hit lists can be sorted and downloaded to Excel.
NIH funding is displayed for each project.
Publications as a result of support from a project contain links to PubMed.

To check out LSUHSC – New Orleans active grants use: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV HSC NEW ORLEANS in the Organization search box.