Searching for Alternatives
Database Guide

Bibliographic Databases

Available to University of California Affiliates:

Academic Search Complete (http://uclibs.org/PID/126936)
Coverage of multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals to support scholarly research in all areas of the arts, humanities and the social, life and physical sciences.
AGRICOLA (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=agra)
Citations to U.S. literature in the agriculture and life sciences, including veterinary medicine
Aquatic Sciences Fisheries Abstracts (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=asfa&adv=1%20)
Citations to information on the science, technology, and management of marine, freshwater and brackish water environments and organisms
BIOSIS (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS)
Citations for journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the life sciences and biology
Business Source Complete (http://uclibs.org/PID/126938)
Citations for scholarly business journals and peer-reviewed business publications.
CABI (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=cabz)
Citations to international information on veterinary medicine, human and animal nutriton, agriculture, rural development and related topics
CINAHL (http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rzh)
Multidisciplinary database covering nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and consumer health literature.
ERIC (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=eric&adv=1)
Educational Resources Information Center. Provides extensive access to educational- related documents and journal articles
INSPEC (http://uclibs.org/PID/22771)
Citations for scholarly journals, conference proceedings, book reports and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology
Lexis Nexis Academic (http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?)
Lexis-Nexis full-text and abstracts of comprehensive news, business, and legal information
Melvyl (http://ucdavis.worldcat.org)
Catalog of the University of California Libraries Books and periodicals
PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?tool=cdl&otool=cdlotool)
Citations and abstracts for articles published in journals in medicine, life science and health administration
PsycINFO (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=psycinfo&adv=1)
Citations and abstracts for articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines
Sociological Abstracts (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=socioabs&adv=1%20)
Citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavior sciences
TOXLINE (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=toxline&adv=1)
Citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, reports and dissertations in all areas of toxicology
Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos)
Produced by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Provides article and citation searching in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities
Zoological Record (http://www.csa2.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&cat=zoorec&adv=1%20)
Comprehensive coverage of zoology, including behavior, ecology, evolution, habitat, nutition, parasitology, reproduction, taxonomy, and zoogeography

Public Access Databases

AGRICOLA (http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)
Produced by the National Agricultural Library
ALTBIB (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/altbib.html)
Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing, National Library of Medicine
PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
Produced by the National Library of Medicine
TOXNET (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/)
Produced by the National Library of Medicine. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas

UC Davis Comprehensive Lists of Databases

Specialized Websites and Databases

Altweb (http://altweb.jhsph.edu/)
Site for news, information, discussion, and resources from the field of alternatives to animal testing
ANZCCART (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/)
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
Many useful resources including Fact Sheets, Newsletters, and publications.
AWIC (http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/index.html)
Animal Welfare Information Center
Site for information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing
CAAT (http://caat.jhsph.edu/)
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. Johns Hopkins University
Global resources for the development of replacement, reduction and refinement alternatives for research and testing
FRAME (http://www.frame.org.uk)
Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (UK)
Researching alternatives to animal use in research, testing, and education
IACUC.ORG (http://www.iacuc.org/)
An information resource for members and staff of institutional animal care and use committees. It is a link archive, organized by menus and submenus, produced by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
ILAR (http://dels.nas.edu/ilar)
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
Prepares authoritative reports on subjects of importance to the animal care and use community and serves as a clearinghouse for information about animal resources
JAX Mice Databases (http://www.jax.org/index.html)
Mouse Model Lists, Inbred Strains of Mice and Rats, Mouse Genome Database, and more.
Mouse Biology Program (http://mouse.ucdavis.edu/)
UCDavis, provides links to internet resources and databases for transgenic and targeted mutation research
NICEATM / ICCVAM (http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/)
NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods / Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
NORINA (http://oslovet.veths.no/NORINA)
Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives. Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives
Database of audiovisuals, computer programs, cd-roms, interactive videos, and other alternatives for use in the biological sciences
RePORTER (http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm)
NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures & Results
Searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects

Others

BIOSIS Featured Workshop: Animal Alternatives (http://files/biosis-alternatives.ppt)PPT
A presentation prepared by BIOSIS demonstrating how BIOSIS indexing and life sciences coverage offer researchers a number of ways to search for animal alternative citations.