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Toxicology Research Print Email

The National Library of Medicine's TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) resource--http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov-- is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, enviornmnetla health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.  Recently TOXNET interface was updated and features:

  • Improved appearance
  • Intuitive interactive capabilities
  • Improved multi-database search
  • Easy selection of item to save in "My List"
  • More accessible menus and pull-downs
  • Type-ahead Browse
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Tax Forms Print Email
Tax forms and booklets are expected to arrive in the libraries by the open filing date of January 31, 2014.  According to the IRS, the government shutdown last October has caused some delay and they will not begin processing any tax returns the end of the month.  Patrons may use the public internet stations to access the IRS website, and print out forms or file a return online. 


Affordable Health Care Print Email

Wa HealthPlanFinderThere is a new way to get health insurance in our state: Washington Healthplanfinder, a customer-friendly online marketplace.

Cherry Point Coal Terminal EIS Scoping Print Email
An intensive EIS scoping for the Cherry Point coal terminal proposal was released July 31, by Washington State Department of Ecology, Whatcom County and the Army Corps of Engineers. Assessments include a rail transportation impact analysis for communities outside the project area, and an evaluation of greenhouse gases from terminal operations, rail and vessel traffic and end-use coal combustion. For more information:
Bellingham Herald Print Email
The Bellingham Herald has made changes to their online site requiring setting up an account and limiting free access.  Why not try the library's online access to the Herald? You have free searchable access to the newspaper from the end of 1999 up to today's paper.  All you need is your library card which is of course free!
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