This guide is designed to help you conduct literature searches for IACUC protocols. Each page addresses a different aspect of this process.
Please download a 1-page PDF checklist for an overview of recommendations.
Investigators are required to consider suitable alternatives to any procedures likely to cause animals pain or distress.
Investigation of suitable alternatives should address the 3 R's:
Each literature search should be conducted in at least two databases. You can accomplish this by using either:
A useful approach is to:
Step 1: Identify Key Concepts in Your Protocol
Step 2: Select Appropriate Databases
Step 3: Develop Your Search Strategy
Step 4: Document Searches