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Online Databases

The passwords for the Online Databases and E-books are on Edline under "Media Center" then Contents.

E-Books

ABC-Clio E-Book - the following titles will work for you on this project:

Forensic Science: An Encyclopedia of History, Methods, and Techniques

Gale / Cengage E-books - the following titles are included:

Chemical Compounds (3 vols)


Chemistry: Foundations and Applications (4 vols),


World of Forensic Science (2 vols)

Salem Press E-books - the following titles will work for you on this project:

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues

Forensic Science

Toxicology

Muscle Tissue Sample During Toxicology Research. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 7 Mar 2013

 

Websites:

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp) A history of famous poisonings - presents famous poisings in history.

 

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Information Database - see entries for selected poisonous plants.

 

Crime Library Forensics and Investigation – Forensic Toxicology

 

Dartmouth University Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program – find out the history of toxic metals, including cases in which they were featured.

 

A metals primer: click here for basic background on metals and their properties: Arsenic Mercury

Click to find information about these other metals: Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, and Silver.

 

Department of Agriculture Poisonous Plant Research - see fact sheets for selected toxic plants and the toxic syndrome they precipitate.

 

Centers for Disease Control Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - Toxic substance portal.

 

Glossary of Terms and definitions: get help defining some of the scientific terms you may encounter. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/glossary.html#Exposure%20Investigation

 

ToxFAQs Information Sheets – see if your toxin is listed here. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp#bookmark04

 

  • Toxicological Profiles - read ToxProfiles to see specific health effects, and in-depth profiles, and chemical & physical information of selected toxic substances.

 

Food and Drug Administration Bad Bugs Book (2nd edition) - supplies basic information about foodborne pathogens and natural toxins. Includes information on human systems affected by toxins.

 

National Geographic- The Mummy's Curse: see for yourself what was found lurking within King Tut's Tumb.

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism College Drinking: Changing the Culture - click here for reports and statistics on college age drinking.

 

National Park Service Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia - click here for pdf files of (rather) lengthy articles on toxins.

B.B.C News: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24551945 - "The drugs derived from deadly poisons"

Tools

Quiz yourself on the difference between elements and compounds.

Noodletools - use Noodletools to keep your notes and works cited list in one place.