Searching for Alternatives
Database Guide

Bibliographic Databases

Available to University of California Affiliates:

Academic Search Complete (
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.
Citations to U.S. literature in the agriculture and life sciences, including veterinary medicine
Aquatic Sciences Fisheries Abstracts (
Citations to information on the science, technology, and management of marine, freshwater and brackish water environments and organisms
Citations for journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the life sciences and biology
Business Source Complete (
Citations for scholarly business journals and peer-reviewed business publications.
Citations to international information on veterinary medicine, human and animal nutriton, agriculture, rural development and related topics
CINAHL (,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ccm)
Multidisciplinary database covering nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and consumer health literature.
Educational Resources Information Center. Provides extensive access to educational- related documents and journal articles
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 (
Lexis-Nexis full-text and abstracts of comprehensive news, business, and legal information
Melvyl (
Catalog of the University of California Libraries Books and periodicals
PubMed (
Citations and abstracts for articles published in journals in medicine, life science and health administration
PsycINFO (
Citations and abstracts for articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines
Sociological Abstracts (
Citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavior sciences
Citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, reports and dissertations in all areas of toxicology
Web of Science (
Produced by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Provides article and citation searching in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities
Zoological Record (
Comprehensive coverage of zoology, including behavior, ecology, evolution, habitat, nutition, parasitology, reproduction, taxonomy, and zoogeography

Public Access Databases

Produced by the National Agricultural Library
Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing, National Library of Medicine
PubMed (
Produced by the National Library of Medicine
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 (
Site for news, information, discussion, and resources from the field of alternatives to animal testing
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
Many useful resources including Fact Sheets, Newsletters, and publications.
Animal Welfare Information Center
Site for information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. Johns Hopkins University
Global resources for the development of replacement, reduction and refinement alternatives for research and testing
Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (UK)
Researching alternatives to animal use in research, testing, and education
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).
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 (
Mouse Model Lists, Inbred Strains of Mice and Rats, Mouse Genome Database, and more.
Mouse Biology Program (
UCDavis, provides links to internet resources and databases for transgenic and targeted mutation research
NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods / Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
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
NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures & Results
Searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects


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.