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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Chemical Information: SIS

Chemical Information : SIS (Specialized Information Services) is a division of the National Library of Medicine and contains links to many free resources on chemistry, including ChemIDplus, TOXLINE, HSDB, DART, GENETOX, IRIS, ITER, LactMed, TOXMAP, and many others.

ChemIDplus alone contains more than 379,000 chemical records with 257,000 having the chemical structures displayed in the record. ChemIDplus is searchable by name, synonym, Chemical Abstracts Registry Service Number (CASRN), molecular formula, NLM and Superlist classification codes, NLM and government identifier locator code, and structure. ChemIDplus is easily searchable with any special plug-ins for simplified searching and increased access. Search results return results pointing to databases on toxicology, cancer research, genetics, hazardous materials handling, links to journal article citations, Internet resources with biomedical data, and pointers to federal and state regulatory agency lists that contains information about the search compound.

Other databases in Chemical Information : SIS include HSDB, or Household Substances Data Bank, which contain comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for about 5,000 chemicals, and TOXLINE, which contains References from toxicology literature.

Another database within in Chemical Information: SIS is LactMed, a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.

Further information about the Chemical Information: SIS website is available at For Axe Library sources and more websites in chemistry, please visit Axe Library’s Research Guide in Chemistry. Please do not hesitate to contact the Reference Desk at Axe Library (ext. 4894) if you have any questions about this or other resources.


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