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 Summary Sheet


Producer:University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, USA
Coverage:1650 to 2011
File Size:187,821 bibliographic records containing information for over 155,000 natural products and 181,895 organisms (02/2016)
Updates:Static file
File Type:Bibliographic (with factual data)
Content:Natural products, pharmacology, chemistry, ethnomedicine
STN Easy:Yes

Natural Products Alert contains information on the biological, biochemical, and economic aspects of natural drugs and their constituents. NAPRALERT covers pharmacology, biological activity, taxonomic distribution, ethics in medicine, and the chemistry of plant, microbial, or animal (including marine) extracts. Records in NAPRALERT relate to organisms and natural products. Nearly 50% of the database contains records obtained by systematic indexing of literature since 1975. The remaining records are compiled as a result of retrospective data selection dating back to 1650. Sources include journals, books, patents, conference proceedings, government reports, and newsletters. Bibliographic information, substances information, taxonomic and chemical names, and CAS Registry Numbers are searchable.


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Usage Terms

The following use and distribution restrictions apply to your use of the NAPRALERT File on STN. All copyrights are reserved.

Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, CUSTOMER may use copyrighted search results in the following ways:

  1. in copyrighted scientific publications when search results are incidental to the publication and
  2. in reports to a Government Agency that are required by law or by administrative rule.

Search results delivered to CUSTOMER in computer-readable form remain the property of the Database Producer. Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, Recipient may use search results in computer-readable form for the following purposes:

  1. editing or changing the format of search results to create search terms for use with search files or systems;
  2. combining search results with output from other searches, files, or systems to create a consolidated file of search results;
  3. editing the search results to remove irrelevant answers or to change the format of such results.

Recipient shall not use computer-readable search results as a database or part of a database from which hits are selectively retrieved by programmed search. Recipient may create one printed copy of search results from a computer-readable file of search results provided that the Recipient destroys the computer-readable search results upon creation of the printed version.

Recipient shall obtain Database Producer's specific written permission for any uses of computer-readable search results other than those listed here.