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IACUC: searching for animal alternatives

A guide for finding alternatives to the use of animals in research for Penn State.

It is best practice to search at least two of these broad subject based databases

NOTE for Google Scholar:
  • Should only be used to supplement your search
  • Its coverage is incomplete and includes many low-quality and predatory sources
  • Its results are not replicable.
  • It is not acceptable as one of your research or alternatives database for the IACUC

Consider these databases, depending on your animal model and/or protocol