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Information sources

INFORMATION SOURCES


Section 2 : Databases


Category 2 - Miscellaneous (Industrial / Biological, etc.)


Name of Database:

BIOSIS Previews

Description:

Abstracts from world literature on all areas of biology including toxicology and pollution. Over 9 million records.

Media and Availability:

Network on-line (DIALOG, DIMDI, ESA-IRS, STN International) and CD-ROM as Biological Abstracts

Source:

BIOSIS, 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1399, USA. Tel: (+1 215) 587 4847


Name of Database:

CABPESTCD

Description:

Extensive reference source for the world's crop protection and pest management literature.

Media and Availability:

CD-ROM

Source:

CAB International/Silver Platter Information Ltd. UK Office: 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH, UK. Tel: (+44 181) 995 8242


Name of Database:

EIDAS

Description:

Database on major explosive incidents world wide.

Media and Availability:

 

Source:

AEA, HSE, MOD - UK


Name of Database:

EMBASE CD: Pollution and Toxicology

Description:

Provides over 10 years of coverage and over 310,000 citations from the world's most significant biomedical and pharmacological journals. Chemical pollution and effects information.

Media and Availability:

CD-ROM

Source:

Elsevier Science B.V/Silver Platter Information Ltd. UK Office: 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH, UK. Tel: (+44 181) 995 8242


Name of Database:

ENVIDAS

Description:

Database of major incidents world wide with potential to harm the environment.

Media and Availability:

 

Source:

AEA, HSE,DOE - UK


Name of Database:

ENVIROLINE

Description:

Abstracts from world literature on environment and management of natural resources, air, water and noise pollution. Environmental impact of chemicals. 200,000 records.

Media and Availability:

Network (Data-Star, KR DIALOG, DIMDI, ESA-IRS, Questel-Orbit) and CD-ROM

Source:

Congressional Information Service Inc., 4520 East-West Highway, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814-3389, USA. Tel: (+1 301) 654 1550


Name of Database:

Environmental Management (DIALOG OnDisc)

Description:

Abstracts from world literature on environmental sciences including toxicology, pollution and environmental management/action.

Media and Availability:

CD-ROM

Source:

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, 7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 601, Bathesda, MD 20814, USA. Tel: (+1 301) 961 6750


Name of Database:

Food Safety Plus

Description:

The database covers a wide range of information on food safety, including EU legislation, appropriate standards and advice.

Media and Availability:

CD-ROM

Source:

HMSO; MAFF/Silver Platter Information Ltd. UK Office: 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH, UK. Tel: (+44 181) 995 8242


Name of Database:

Gale Directory of Databases

Description:

This database is a comprehensive guide to databases accessible world wide covering all subject areas. Contains descriptions of 5,300 on-line databases and over 3,500 on CD-ROM.

Media and Availability:

Network on-line and CD-ROM

Source:

Gale Research Inc., 835 Penodscot Building, Detroit, MI 48226-4094, USA. Tel: (+1 313) 961 2242


Name of Database:

IARCancer Disc

Description:

Database of Monographs, Scientific Publications and Directories on exposure to environmental chemicals and substances and the possible carcinogenic effects.

Media and Availability:

CD-ROM

Source:

IARC


Name of Database:

INIS (International Nuclear Information System)

Description:

Provides world-wide coverage of literature relating to the use of nuclear science including health effects.

Media and Availability:

Network online and CD-ROM

Source:

International Atomic Energy Agency, INIS Section, Wagramerstr. 5, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria. Tel: (+43) 12360 2883


Name of Database:

MEDLINE Current

Description:

Database of citations and abstracts to world-wide biomedical literature. Subjects include health sciences and public health.

Media and Availability:

Internet: http://www.healthgate.com/HealthGate/MEDLINE/search.shtml Medline is also available in different guises as CD-ROM and network on-line

Source:

US National Library of Medicine, MEDLARS Management Section, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA. Tel: (+1 301) 496 6193


Name of Database:

MHIDAS

Description:

Database of information on industrial past accidents and "near misses".

Media and Availability:

CD-ROM

Source:

AEA Consultancy Services (UK)


Name of Database:

UK Chemical Release Inventory

Description:

A database of releases from major process (Part A) industrial sites in England and Wales. Users can point to sites on a map or search by postcode area and find out the quantities of substances released to each media on an annual basis.

Media and Availability:

Internet: http://www.foe.co.uk/cri/

Source:

Friends of the Earth (published the data gathered by the Environment Agency)

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100