ToxTutor [Resource of the Week]


Toxicology topics can be challenging to learn. However the NIH ToxTutor can guide you through at your own pace! Take the whole “course” or just dive into your immediate needs. Outline and link at our Toxicology Library Guide.

Here is the outline (with new additions) of the course

  1. Introduction to Toxicology
  2. Dose and Dose Response
  3. Toxic Effects
      Microbiome” topic added
  4. Interactions
  5. Toxicity Testing Methods
  • Additional “Finding Information about Alternatives to Animal Testing” content
  • Microphysiological Systems as used in “tissue chip” and “Organs-on-chips” models added
  • “Human-on-a-Chip” content added
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as an emerging approach added
  • Combining “chips” AND iPSCs information topic added
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) content added
  • “What to Consider when Reading about a New Exposure Study” topic added
  1. Risk Assessment
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) content added
  • “What to Consider when Reading about a New Exposure Study” topic added

7.Exposure Standards and Guidelines

    Food Safety in the European Union topic added

8. Basic Physiology

9. Introduction to Toxicokinetics

10. Absorption

11. Distribution

12. Biotransformation

13. Excretion

14. Cellular Toxicology

15. Intuitive Toxicology and Risk Communication

16. Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health, and One Health


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Drug Information Portal [Resource of the Week]

The National Library of Medicine has established the Drug Information Portal as a convenient way to search for information from multiple sources on nearly 20,000 drugs.  Individual databases searched and linked to are listed below, but you can enter your search once in the Drug Information Portal and all databases with results will be shown.


  • LactMed
    Summary of the effect on breastfeeding
  • LiverTox
    Clinical and research information on drug-induced liver injury

A special thanks to Librarian Wade Lee for presenting this information at the Library Guide he created –Pharmacy Practice 
The information above was copied from the page
Pharmacy Practice: Drug Information

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Access Physiotherapy [Resource of the Week]


Access Physiotherapy is a great first place to locate information on almost every aspect of physical therapy. Use the Sign In link in the upper right corner to create an account.**
It includes

  • Nearly 50 online books on relevant topics – anatomy, biomechanics, examination, imaging, diagnosis & treatment, rehabilitation, and biostatistics.F.A. Davis PT Collection – Including full text of 25+ physical therapy books and extensive video library and PT case studies
  • The Quick Reference tab links to  Quick Answers  -short summaries on physiotherapy topics as well as an Outcomes Measures Toolbox (vital tables and figures from AccessPhysiotherapy resources)  and relevant calculators.
  • Drug Monographs provide essential information on indications/usage, contraindications, warnings, adverse reactions, dosing, and more.
  • The Mutimedia tab links to Anatomy and Physiology revealed – an interactive cadaver dissection experience. This tab also links to Videos in areas Clinical Presentation of Disease, Diagnosis, Procedures, Physiologic areas, Interactive Modules, Therapuetic Modalities, and more.
  • The Cases links to over 250 cases. They includes Physical Therapy Case Files in 5 areas (acute care, pediatrics, sports…), as well as ethics, orthopedic, clinical neuroanatomy cases,therapeutic modalities, and more.
  • Study Tools includes hundreds of Review Questions  arranged by topics as clinical neuranatomy, kinesiology, physiology, rehabilitation, and biomechanics.
    The NPTE review allows for the generation of multiple-choice quizzes.


**A personal account will allow one to

  • Print copies of chapters
  • Add items of interest to a folder for future reference
  • Add items to My Favorites for quick future retrieval
  • Create My Review Questions – Prepare for exams with thousands of interactive questions and keep track of them
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Labor Day Weekend Hours, 2018

Labor Day weekend hours, 2018
This weekend hours.
Friday, August 31…………7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 1…9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 2…. 9:00 am – midnight
Monday, September 3…..noon – midnight
We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
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Access Physiotherapy [Resource of the Week]


Access Physiotherapy, an online physical therapy resource contains

  • Textbooks and procedural videos
  • Prescription drug monographs and related patient handouts
  • Exam review questions, including McGraw-Hill’s NPTE (National Physical Therapy Examination), 2e (1,100 questions)
  • Multimedia modules, including Anatomy & Physiology Revealed and F.A. Davis PT Collection
  • Cases in areas as acute care, therapeutics, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports, and ethics
  • Quick Reference links to calculators and an outcomes measures toolbox

Not finding what you are looking at AccessPhysiotherapy?
Consult with a Mulford Reference Librarian
Consult the Physical Therapy Library Guide


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UT Library Guides [ Resource of the Week]

A warm welcome and welcome back to all UT students!
Please remember to consult with a courteous, professional Mulford librarian with your information and resource needs. Contact us (M-F from 11-4 ) in person, by phone,or chat.  Online forms and email are also available.  Many times at least one of us is in as early as 8:30 am and as late as 5 depending on meeting and teaching schedules.

Outside of these hours and when a librarian may not be needed…DYK that help finding resources in your area is available through the UT LibGuides (Library Guides)?

Guides of interest to many include Books and eBooks,Course Reserves, and  Endnote. 

Program specific guides (as Public Health, Nursing, Medical Students, and Occupational Therapy) include detailed information on how to find books, articles, and relevant Web sites.
Course guides are available, click on Course Guides

Also, the LibGuide home page has links to other articles by type as Guides to Subjects, General Info,  and also Other Guides.

We are here for your academic, research, and patient care information and research needs. No request is too great or small!


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UpToDate Mobile App [Resource of the Week]



DYK about the UpToDate Mobile App (free to UT & ProMedica affiliates) and these features?

  • Persistent Login: Log in once — the App saves your credentials
  • CME/CE/CPD: Earn credits anytime, anywhere
  • Drug Interactions: Analyze drug-drug, herb-drug, and herb-herb interactions
  • Bookmarks and Search History: Easily locate previously viewed topics
  • Calculators: Make medical calculations quickly

A useful short tutorial includes many of its features.
Registration details differ for UT and ProMedica based affiliates because UT and ProMedica have separate subscriptions

How to register?

  • Use your personal laptop or tablet for better ease of use, including saved login information.
  • Go to the Mulford Library website:
  • Click on UptoDate (Look at the Middle of Screen > More Databases > UptoDate)
  • In the upper right hand corner, create an UptoDate account by clicking on register.
  • For the email address, please use your University of Toledo email address
  • Re-authentication may be required
    • ProMedica based? You will be asked to re-authenticate every 90 days
      No Password change required, however you may have to re-authenticate
      with the device used at registration
    • UT based? No re-authentications

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact a Mulford Librarian

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Diet and Nutrition Resource [Resource of the Week]

Looking for Diet and Nutrition Resources and Statistics? The Diet and Nutrition Library Guide has links to UT Libraries books (print and online), online government resources, research databases and more.

The Nutrition Statistics page includes links to concise statements as well as more detailed and extensive tables on a number of nutrition topics.

Cannot find what you need here or elsewhere? Mulford Librarians are here for professional, courteous consultations . Please do not hesitate to contact us!


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Research Instruments (Tests & Scales) – [Resource of the Week]

Searches for research instruments and information about research instruments can be tricky. The UT Library Guide – Research Instruments (Tests & Scales)  is designed to help you understand some of the issues surrounding instruments as well as introduce resources that can be used to find information about them. Note that many journal articles do not include the research instrument, only a description. This is where the tab Obtaining & Using Research Instruments comes in handy.
Research Instruments

Research Instruments used in Articles
outlines how to find instruments in the databases CINAHL (nursing and allied health), ERIC (education) and PsycINFO (psychology)

Descriptions of Research Instruments 
includes links to resources as CINAHL and other print and online options.

Obtaining & Using Research Instruments
provides tips on obtaining published and unpublished instruments.

Mulford Librarians are here for consultations on not only locating articles about instruments but how to obtain and use them. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Pain Management Secrets [Resource of the Week]

The opioid epidemic has piqued interest among clinicians and researchers in pain management both in prescribing opioids judiciously and in prescribing other pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments.
Pain Management Secrets concisely address related questions at a clinical level. It begins with the top 100 “top secrets”  relating to types of pain and their etiologies, their prevalence, and related labs/treatment. The roles of agencies and regulations are also addressed.

The 47 chapters are a mixture of scientific information with anecdotal information by experienced practitioners. It is a useful referral for specific answers to specific
pain related questions.The chapters include information in question-and-answer format, summary tables, a recap of key points, and bibliography.The early chapters deal with pain definitions & classifications as well as general diagnosis.  The book then segues into chapters address 21 different types of pain including etiologies/causes, diagnosis (including DDX),  and treatment.

Later chapters include topics as the role of depression/anxiety disorders, pain in children and the older patient.  Traditional treatment options as topical analgesics, NSAIDs, opioids, and nerve blocks are given short encyclopedic introductions.

The book ends with chapters on integrated approaches to pain management, pain clinics, and complementary & alternative medicine.

Additional Resources
All linked through the Mulford Library Home Page  — middle column

ClinicalKey    Clinical Key – Practice Guidelines and Books
NursingReferenceCenterPlus  Nursing Reference Center Plus – Practice Guidelines and Books

Dynamed – US, non-US countries, and international guidelines

AccessPharmacy Access Pharmacy – Books

AccessMedicine   Access Medicine – Books



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