Available Until 5/4/2025

Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NLM Training Office at NLMTrainers@nih.gov . 

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide in-depth drug and chemical information, from adverse effects to molecular properties, for healthcare professionals and researchersThrough hands-on exercises, learners will practice locating chemical properties, including structures and interactions, in PubChem; toxicity information in LiverTox and LactMed; toxicological reviews in Bookshelf; and the latest research about adverse effects in PubChem. Participants will practice their new skills in authentic problem-based scenarios focused on assisting library users with their clinical and research information needs. 

This training is part of the Drug and Chemical Information: On Demand series. See also: 

  • Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Using, Providing, and Prescribing Medications 
  • Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Exploring New Drug Research 

Resource URL: [Pending] 

Learning Objectives

  1. Select whether PubChem, Bookshelf, LactMed, LiverTox, or PubMed is the appropriate resource to use based on an information need

  2. Locate a drug's adverse effects or toxicity information in PubChem, LactMed, LiverTox, or PubMed

  3. Use PubChem to find drug and chemical interactions, structures, and properties

  4. Locate toxicological reviews in Bookshelf


  • Searching PubChem 
  • Searching LactMed 
  • Searching LiverTox 
  • Searching Bookshelf 
  • Searching PubMed  

MLA CE Credits: 2