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Animal Alternatives - IACUC: Search Tips

Library resources, materials, and web sites for finding alternatives to the use of animals in laboratory research and educational settings. Last updated: 11/9/17.

Worksheet and Instructions for Alternatives Literature Searching

This worksheet is designed to assist researchers, information specialists, and IACUC members, when conducting literature searches to determine if alternatives exist and to determine whether the protocol unnecessarily duplicates previous research.

AWIC takes a two phase approach to searching, which addresses both unnecessary duplication and alternatives.

Literature Searching and Databases

This AWIC website provides a number of useful resources for literature searching:

The AWIC has helpful sample of literature searches for alternatives. These are meant as examples of how to structure a search but are not meant to be the only way to retrieve information. 

Tutorials

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