Pharmacology and Toxicology

United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The ECOTOXicology database (ECOTOX) is a source for locating single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife.

Years of coverage: 1971 - present
Type of content: data
Access: free online


A comprehensive database of toxicity information for over 150,000 chemical substances including: prescription and non-prescription drugs, food additives, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, solvents, diluents, chemical wastes, reaction products of chemical w aste, and substances used in both industrial and household situations. Reports of the toxic effects of each compound are cited. In addition to toxic effects and general toxicology reviews, data on skin and/or eye irritation, mutation, reproductive consequences and tumorigenicity are provided. Federal standards and regulations and NIOSH recommended exposure limits are included. It is also part of another database called Biovia Toxicity

Years of coverage: 1971 - present
Content types: reports, data, journal articles
Access: fee based

United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The Science Inventory is a searchable database of research products primarily from EPA's Office of Research and Development. Science Inventory records provide descriptions of the product, contact information, and links to available printed material or websites.

Access: free online

USDA. APHIS. National Wildlife Research Center

The NWRC Chemical Effects Database is a searchable database that contains bioassay records and data for chemicals analyzed and evaluated for repellency, toxicity, reproductive inhibition, and immobilization. Studies were conducted from 1943 to 1987 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), its predecessors, and by the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) (formerly part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Includes full-text references.

Years of coverage: 1943-1987
Content types: data
Access: free online


Bibliographic information from 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, health care, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.

Years of coverage: 1973 - present
Content types: newsletters
Access: fee based

Thompson Reuters.

This database covers international literature in applied pharmacology, including drug use and development. Each record is accompanied by an English-language abstract.

Years of coverage: 1964 - present
Content types: journal articles
Access: fee based

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Search databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. TOXNET includes Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE) with journal articles and technical reports covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

Years of coverage: 1965 - present
Content types: journal articles; technical reports; chemicals, mixtures, and products; chemical nomenclature
Access: free


Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature with complete coverage of Medline, along with more life sciences and health related citations and web sites.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; trade publications; books
Access: fee based

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Database with millions of references, primarily from MEDLINE, to citations on biomedicine and health, including portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

Years of coverage: 1948 - present
Content types: journal articles; some online books
Access: free online and by vendor