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Animal alternatives searching: Do-it-youself searching

Audience: Principal Investigators, IACUC members, and IACUC support personnel

Checklists, guides, and tutorials

Purpose of Checklist: avoid errors, improve narrative statement

Why:  cited reference searching compliments searches by keyword and is highly recommended when searching for alternatives, especially refinements. 


How:  Google Scholar can be used to perform a cited reference search with fewer clicks

Type in or copy and paste the title of a relevant article into the Google Scholar search box 

Click on "Cited by" links to quickly find additional relevant articles





  • Why and how to do an alternatives search

UC Davis Library Comprehensive Guide

Overview of process + search tips (2017) from the federally mandated center