The publications and databases listed below, as well as the online catalogs and databases at a large community or university library, can be very useful in searching for more information on the use of animals in biomedical research.
- The Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature: This index lists articles published in general interest magazines. It should be available at even the smallest branch library.
- Index Medicus: This index is a bibliography of medical journals and lists a wide range of periodicals related to the field of medicine.
- Social Science Citation Index: This index lists journals in the field of social science, such as psychology and sociology.
- Applied Science and Technology Index: This index includes journals in the hard science fields, such as engineering, chemistry and physics.
- Biological and Agricultural Index: This index contains listings from journals dealing with life sciences, such as animal science, biology and biochemistry.
- Google Scholar: This freely accessible web search engine indexes full-text articles across an array of formats and disciplines.
- Web of Science: This online academic database covers journals of science, technology, social sciences, and more.
Here are some topics to get you started:
- Animal Husbandry
- Animal Testing Alternatives
- Animal Welfare
- Animal Welfare Act
- Animals, Laboratory
- Animals, Research
- Animals, Treatment of
- Biomedical Research
- Diseases, Animal Models
- Diseases, Cures, Treatments
- Laboratory Animals
- Research, Biomedical
- Research, Laboratory Animals
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
You may also want to search for individual species of animals such as rat, rabbit, nonhuman primate, etc.