Guide to Bibliographic Databases for Alternatives Searching

Database Approach to a Search

Databases by Animal Model

Free Databases & Resources
Available free to the public
Proprietary Databases
(Access limited to UC Davis affiliates)
Animal Model Selection
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Mice
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • AltBib (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/altbib.html)
  • JAX Mice Database (http://jaxmice.jax.org/query/f?p=205:1:2734216802605235:::::)
  • Mouse Biology Program (http://mbp.compmed.ucdavis.edu/index.php)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Fish / Frogs / Aquatic
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • ASFA (http://www.fao.org/fi/asfa/asfa.asp) — Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
  • BIOSIS (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS)
Large / Farm Animal
Sheep, Swine
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • FASS Guide (http://www.fass.org/page.asp?pageID=216&autotry=true&ULnotkn=true)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • Animal Health and Production Compendium (http://harvest.lib.ucdavis.edu/F/QMFFYP3UJL8P85UG1UT4C9GJLMLGGJHBFXS4FE7CMEXT9R49VK-45639?func=service-media-exec&doc_library=UCD01&doc_number=002707955&media_index=00001&func_code=WEB-FULL)
  • CAB (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=cabz)
Non-Human Primates
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PsycInfo (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=psycinfo&adv=1)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Exotics
Rodents – Rat, Guinea Pig, Hamster
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • ANZCCART Fact Sheets (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/publications/facts.html)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Rabbits
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • AWIC (http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/awic200002.htm#rab)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Dogs, Cats
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • BIOSIS (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS)
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)

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Databases by Topic

Free Databases & Resources
Available free to the public
Proprietary Databases
(Access limited to UC Davis affiliates)
Husbandry
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PsycInfo (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=psycinfo&adv=1)
  • Zoological Record (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=zoorec&adv=1%20)
Behavior
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • UFAW (http://www.ufaw.org.uk/)
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PsycInfo (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=psycinfo&adv=1)
  • Zoological Record (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=zoorec&adv=1%20)
Euthanasia
  • AVMA 2007 Guide (http://www.avma.org/issues/animal_welfare/euthanasia.pdf)PDF
  • FASS Guide (http://www.fass.org/page.asp?pageID=216)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Toxicity
  • AnimalAlt-ZEBET (http://www.bfr.bund.de/en/zebet-58194.html)
  • EcoTox (http://www.epa.gov/ecotox/)
  • FRAME (http://www.frame.org.uk/)
  • ECVAM (http://ecvam.jrc.it/index.htm)
  • ICCVAM (http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • TOXNET (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/)
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Tumors
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • UKCCCR Guidelines (http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v102/n11/pdf/6605642a.pdf)PDF
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
MAbs
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • ECVAM Workshop (http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/antibody/ecvam.htm)
  • ILAR MAb Production (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/antibodies.pdf)PDF
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Teaching
  • ERIC (http://www.eric.ed.gov/)
  • EURCA (http://www.eurca.org/)
  • NORINA (http://oslovet.veths.no/NORINA)
  • ERIC (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=eric&adv=1)
  • CAB (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=cabz)
Endpoints
  • AVMA Euthanasia Guide 2007 (http://www.avma.org/issues/animal_welfare/euthanasia.pdf)PDF
  • ILAR Journal (http://dels-old.nas.edu/ilar_n/ilarjournal/41_2/)
  • Laboratory Animals journal (http://www.lal.org.uk/index.php/component/content/article/40-education-and-training/69-humane-endpoints-in-animal-experiments-for-biomedical-reserach proceedings)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Disease Models
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Emerging Technologies:
Imaging, Cell Culture
  • AnimalAlt-ZEBET (http://www.bfr.bund.de/en/zebet-58194.html)
  • FRAME (http://www.ccac.ca/en/CCAC_Programs/Guidelines_Policies/gublurb.htm)
  • ILAR Journal (http://dels-old.nas.edu/ilar_n/ilarjournal/42_3/)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • BIOSIS (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Analgesia, Anesthesia
  • AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
  • AltWeb Refinement (http://altweb.jhsph.edu/resources/refinement/index.html)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Standard Care:
Transportation, Behavior, Handling, Restraint, Identification
  • AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
  • PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
  • UC Davis Policies & Guidelines (http://safetyservices.ucdavis.edu/ps/a)

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