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Environmental Health and Toxicology


Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and more information on environmental health and toxins

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Environmental health RA565-600

Toxicology. Poisons RA1190-1270

Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering TD

Keywords to search: allergy; contamination; disaster medicine; environmental health; exposure; names of specific chemicals, toxins, pollutants, molds etc; names of particular disorders (e.g. allergies); pollution; pollutants; pollution; public health; poisons; toxicology; toxins

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts

This comprehensive database provides bibliographic data from the worldwide scientific literature as related to AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics. Information featured in the database concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.

Biological Sciences

This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Supporting over two dozen areas of expertise, this CSA database provides access to literature from over 6000 serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Highwire Press
Look for full-text peer-reviewed articles from a variety of disciplines, including health sciences. Noted journals include Annals of Occupational Hygiene, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, just to name a few.


Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Safety Science & Risk Abstracts
This database provides comprehensive, timely information across the fields of public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Wiley Online Library

Find full-text journal articles, books, and access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews as well as EBM Guidelines: Evidence-Based Medicine.

See also the Science (Applied & Math) Databases and the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:

Household Products Database contains Material Safety Data information for over 7000 brands of common household products.

Environmental Health and Toxicology Specialized Information Services from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health - includes links to TOXnet (Toxicology Data Network), ToxSeek, and ToxTown.

Society of Toxicology is a major supporter of toxicology research.

Environmental Health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Environmental Health from the World Health Organization

International Federation of Environmental Health