Dialog Enhances ToxFile Database

Apr 08, 2003


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Dialog, a Thomson business and a provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has enhanced its ToxFile database by integrating additional toxicology material, making the ToxFile database a resource for finding articles, reports, and proceedings related to toxicology. ToxFile, accessible through the Dialog and Dialog DataStar family of online services, offers a variety of information sources focused on toxicology subjects such as the side effects of drugs and the impact of pollution on human health. The database is used by researchers, product managers, and others at pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and food companies, as well as by regulators, law firms, consultancies, and others concerned with issues related to toxicology. Previously, ToxFile on Dialog consisted of only journal materials provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), a data set also referred to as TOXLINE Core by the NLM. To that TOXLINE Core material, Dialog has now added material from TOXLINE Special, also provided by the NLM. TOXLINE Special consists of 15 data sets covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas, as well as references from specialized journals and other sources published by government departments and international organizations. Other information providers contributing content to ToxFile through the NLM include the International Labor Office and the Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate.

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