The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) now offers NIOSHTIC-2, an on-line bibliographic database that includes citations to scientific publications or documents written or funded by NIOSH.
The database also contains a link to non-NIOSH literature citations on the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) MEDLINE database.
The NIOSH citations at present encompass more than 16,000 publications from 1971 to 1998, including abstracts where available.
The link with NLM provides access on MEDLINE to more than 10 million additional citations by researchers and organizations other than NIOSH.
"NIOSHTIC-2 provides the first step for locating thousands of NIOSH publications that have appeared over the past 30 years," said NIOSH Director Linda Rosenstock. "Through the linkage with MEDLINE, we are pleased that NIOSHTIC-2 also offers a gateway to other literature in our field."
The database can be accessed at www.cdc.gov/niosh/ nishtc-2.html.
Citations can be searched by topic, author, title, year and keywords. A link at the site also connects the user to the MEDLINE site.