Bibliographic Searching Tools on Disease Models:
Locating Alternatives for Animals in Research

A Companion to: Sourcebook of Models for Biomedical Research

Databases by Species/Model: Identifying potential models

Animal Model Selection

Potential Models

Specific Model

Sea Urchin Embryo

Free Suggested Databases
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  • ASFA
  • Biosis
  • SciFinder

S. Cerevisiae (Budding Yeast)

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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Neurospora (Filamentous Fungus)

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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D. Discoideum (Social Amoebae)

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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C. Elegans (Round Worm)

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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D. Melanogaster (Fruit Fly)

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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Bees

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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Fish / Frogs / Aquatic

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  • ASFA
  • Biosis
  • Fish and Fisheries Worldwide
  • Zoological Record

Mice

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
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Rats, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Ferrets

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science

Large Farm Animals

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  • Animal Health and Production Compendium
  • Biosis
  • CAB
  • FASS Guide
  • ISI Web of Science
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Exotics

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  • Biosis
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide
  • Zoological Record
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Dogs, Cats

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  • Biosis
  • CAB
  • ISI Web of Science
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Non-human Primates

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  • Biosis
  • ISI Web of Science
  • PsycInfo
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Database By Disease: Locating information based upon diease and model

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(Options if subscriptions available)
  • ASFA
  • Biosis
  • CAB
  • Embase
  • Fish & Fisheries Worldwide
  • ISI Web of Science
  • PsycInfo
  • RTECS
  • Zoological Record

Related Articles

Bhogal, N. and Combes, R.
The relevance of genetically altered mouse models of human disease
ATLA (Altern Lab Anim), 2006 Aug; 34(4):429-454.