LIBRARY & TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION CENTRE
Library and Toxicology Information Centre of ITRC serves as an excellent information resource in the field of toxicology in the country.
About 30,000 books, journals, reports on varied scientific topics-from science and technology to microbiology, from biochemistry to environmental health are available along with:
| Documents of IARC, WHO, FAO, EPA, OECD, IRPTC, IPCS, ILO, BIS
| Reference sources like
Handbooks, Directories, Encyclopedia and
Databases on CD-ROM: POISINDEX, CHEMBANK
| A rich collection of 175
International and National Periodicals
Library subscribes 108 International and National
current perio-dicals in the field of toxicology. The core journals of
toxicology like Toxicology, toxic-ology & Applied Phar-macology, Toxicology
Letters, Environmental Research, Arch Envi-ronmental Contamin-ation Toxicology
are available from vol. 1 to present. In addition to this we also
subscribe four online journals and two CD-ROM databases.
Under the Electronci Inforamtion Facility the
access to full text e-journals over 3500 nos. published by Elsevier, Blackwell,
wiley, Oxford, University Press, American Chemical Society, Springer, Cambridge
University Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor & Francis and Emerald are
being provided to all the scientists & technical staff of the institution on
their desk-top computers.
This unit also housed the Environmental Information System (ENVIS), a Distributed Information Centre on Toxic Chemicals established by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Library & Toxicology Information Centre provides information on toxic chemicals and their effects on the environment and human, their management, regulation, etc. to individuals, universities private and public sector organizations, regulatory agencies and government organizations.
The laboratory has established linkage with several international agencies like WHO, UNDP, USEPA and USFDA and is serving as the
correspondent of International Registry of Potentially Toxic Chemicals of UNEP.
With the help of several databases on compact disks and also the other collection available with us we have been handling technical inquires received from industries, Government and
NGOs seeking information or toxicological effects of chemicals on the environment, management of poisoning cases caused by various poisons/chemicals and regulatory toxicology information etc. Status reports on toxicology of different chemicals are also prepared on demand.
Abstracting services, in-house bulletin & other Current Awareness Services are also brought out.
Environmental Information System (ENVIS) was established in the institute in January 1984 in the area of information related to toxic chemicals. ENVIS, in association with the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, New Delhi and other ENVIS
Centres, builds up a repository of information and its dissemination. It prepares detailed toxicity profiles of chemicals relevant to the country; maintenance of a toxicological information base; and build up of storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities.