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Search Tools. etc

Specific searching for medical scientific literature: 
Less specific search tools (though some have special scientific / occupational / environmental health URLs as indicated below): 


E-mail Lists, News/Discussion groups, 'Bulletin Boards' etc

  • National Academic Mailing List Service:occenvmed (Facilitating Discussion, Collaboration and Communication within the UK Academic Community and beyond) - The primary focus of the list is to facilitate research and teaching in occupational and environmental medicine and aims to promote discussion about current issues. Although Occenvmed is a United Kingdom-based list, membership is encouraged from other European Member States, as well as from other parts of the World.
  • The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work hosts a number of Good Practice Forums (or is it fora ?)
  • Duke Occupational & Environmental Medicine. This is the Home Page for the Occ-Env-Med-L Internet Mail-list which is almost certainly the most longstanding list of its kind (founded Jan 1994). It is US based and is probably the largest list in this subject area worldwide with large archives
  • Safety e-mail list archives, and link to permit joining
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Subscription List (includes Environmental Health) - from CEDAR, the Central European Environmental Data Request Facility - a project of the Austrian Federal Ministry for the Environment. 
  • Public Health (general public health - from JISCMail), 

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