Government Information

  • ARS Pesticide Properties Database
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
  • Chemical Structure Lookup Service (CSLS)
    From the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH). Search in 39 million indexed structures from over 80 databases (27 million unique structures). Search by chemical structure, text string, or file.
  • Department of Energy
    The Information Bridge provides an open source to full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.
  • E-Print Network
    From the DOE/OSTI. Includes access to over 24,600 websites and databases. Search, browse by discipline, and find scientific societies.
  • Entrez: The Life Sciences Search Engine
    Allows users to search across all NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) database (including PubMed, PubChem, protein sequence database, data sets, online books, and the National Library of Medicine catalog).
  • Envirofacts Master Chemical Integrator (US EPA)
    EMCI contains chemical data from several databases: the Aerometric Information Retrieval System, the Permit Compliance System, and the Toxics Release Inventory System.
  • Green Chemistry(US EPA)
    Includes basic information, EPA projects and programs, grants and fellowships, international activities, and tools and literature. Under the last section, the Green Chemistry Expert System (GCES) allows users to build a green chemical process, design a green chemical, or survey the field of green chemistry.
  • International Chemical Safety Cards (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Two-page summaries of basic hazard information for 675 of the most common chemicals in international commerce.
  • MedlinePlus: Drugs and Supplements
    Provided by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) at the National Library of Medicine website. Includes information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbs.
  • NEMI, National Environmental Methods Index
    NEMI provides descriptions of methods of analysis, including chemical, microbiological, biological, toxicity, physical, and regulatory methods. Search results for methods for a particular analyte include approximate cost data for the particular method.
  • NIST Scientific and Technical Databases (Chemistry) Contains links to assorted NIST online reference databases in the chemical sciences. Of particular interest are:
  • NTP Chemical Health and Safety Data
    The National Toxicology Program is apart of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Searches include research and development results, project descriptions, accomplishments, technical reports and more, via resources made available by the U.S. DOE.
  • Petroleum-Based Fuels Property Database
    Created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Transportation Technology.
  • PubMed
    From the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes links to determine which articles are available through the UIUC library.
  • PubChem
    From the National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine. Includes three databases (PCSubstance, PCCompound, and PCBioAssay) and a structure search).
  • Science and Technology Reports (U.S. federal sources)
    From the UIUC Government Documents Library
    Searches over 50 million pages of government science information. Can also browse and narrow by topic (i.e. Math, Physics Chemistry; Chemistry and Chemicals; Materials)
  • Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) Fact Sheet
    From the Specialized Information Services (SIS) division of the National Library of Medicine. Explains the databases under the umbrella of the TEHIP.
    • TOXNET
      Toxicology Data Network. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. The following databases may be searched through TOXNET. To search one of the databases individually, click on one of the links below.
      • Hazardous Substances Data Bank
        A review of all environmental and health aspects of over 5,000 toxic or potentially toxic chemicals. This site critically reviews the property values and includes full literature reference.
      • TOXLINE
        A bibliographic database with over 3 million citations. Includes references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
      • ChemIDplus
        Includes over 380,000 chemicals, synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases. Search ChemIDplus Lite or ChemIDplus Advanced.
      • IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)
        Created by the EPA in support of human health risk assessment, focusing on hazard identification and dose-response assessment. Includes over 500 chemical records. Search by chemical or other name, CAS number, and/or subject terms.
      • ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk)
        Created by the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA). "Provides a comparison of international risk assessment information in a side-by-side format and explains differences in risk values derived by different organizations."
      • TRI (Toxic Chemical Release Inventory)
        Mandated by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and maintained by the EPA. Can search by chemical name or CAS registry number, facility name or location, SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code, or narrow by year (1987-2004).
      • CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System)
        Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Toxicology data file with over 9,000 chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results.
      • GENE-TOX
        Created by the EPA. Contains test data covering genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) on over 3,000 chemicals.
      • DART/ETIC (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology/Environmental Teratology Information Center)
        Bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology. Includes over 100,000 references dating back to 1965.
      • LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)
        Covers drugs and other chemicals that may affect breastfeeding mothers and their infants.
    • Tox Town
      Interactive guide to toxins and chemicals encountered in the user's environment (city, port, farm, etc.).
    • Household Products Database
      Based on Consumer Product Information Database. Consumer guide to possible hazardous effects of chemicals in over 6,000 common household products.
    • Haz-Map
      Occupational health database for consumers and health and safety professionals. Covers effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals.
    • TOXMAP (Environmental Health e-Maps)
      Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine. Helps users create maps using data from theTRI.
    • WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
      System to assist first responders to hazardous material incidents. Includes substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
    • ALTBIB (Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing)
      Contains quarterly bibliography dating back to 1992 on alternatives to the use of vertabrates.
    • DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources Online)
      National Library of Medicine's online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. Contains over 8,000 records.
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
    • Patent Search
      Search both issued patents and published applications
    • Search aids
      Includes basic facts, guides, and laws and rules