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IACUC: Animal Alternatives

Library resources, materials, and web sites for finding alternatives to the use of animals in laboratory research and educational settings. Last updated: 10/12/21.

Library Databases

The MSU Libraries subscribe to a number of databases that index and abstract much of the journal literature in the biological and medical sciences. These resources make keyword and subject searching relatively easy. Selecting the most appropriate database(s) to search and the most effective terminology will depend on the topic, and it is necessary to use more than one database.

If you need assistance with searching please contact Andrea Kepsel, Veterinary Medicine Librarian, at

Public Access Databases

There are a number of public access databases available for searching the literature for animal alternatives. These can be searched without using a MSU Net ID or password, but access to the full text of literature may be limited.

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