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Veterinary Information

Guides to services and collections for students, staff and faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine

Resources for do-it-yourself or librarian-assisted searching for alternatives:

Support for do-it-yourself searching:

Webinars, tutorials, articles, and Websites:

1)  NIH/OLAW Webinar (40 min.)  - "Meeting Requirements for Alternatives Searches" (2014) Kathleen Gregory Highly recommended!

2) UNC tutorial:  "Searching the Literature for Animal Testing Alternatives".

3) If at the beginning of the research planning process, use the Step by Step guide to systematically identify all relevant animal studies by Leenaars, et al Laboratory Animals 2012. 

4)  Working with wildlife?  Key article: Putman, R. (1995). Ethical considerations and animal welfare in ecological field studies. Biodiversity & Conservation, 4(8), 903-915.

5)  Refinements: Michael Kreger helps researchers and IACUC members understand why refinements are important, how to search for them, and how to evaluate a search for refinements: