Analyzing the scientific literature via the approaches commonly used for this type of research in
different databases by the IRSST Informathèque and the CSST documentation centre identified
peer-reviewed journal articles on nanoparticle toxicity. The literature is covered exhaustively up
to summer 2007. Among the main databases and search engines consulted, we should mention
MedLine, Toxline, PubMed, Inspec, Coppernic, Embase, Ntis, Ei, Compendex, SciSearch, Pascal,
Alerts, Teoma and Scirus.