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IACUC and Animal Welfare

This page is designed to help you find information and resources about animal welfare and preparing IACUC protocols

Boolean Operators

Connecting terms with AND requires all terms to appear in the same article.

Connecting terms with OR results in articles that include one term, a combination of terms, or all of the terms.

Sample search:

(rats OR mice) AND (discriminative stimulus OR drug discrimination) AND (synthetic cathinone OR MDPV OR methylone OR mephedrone)

Limiting publication years

Many databases such as PubMed allow you to narrow down your results by publication date.

​New IACUC protocols: We recommend that you find articles published within the last 10 years.

Protocol renewals: We recommend that you find articles published in the last 3 years.

Questions? Contact Your Librarian

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Stacey Wahl
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Databases & Resources by Animal Model

These databases and resources can be used to support your search for the 3Rs. 

Higher Order Vertebrates

Lower Order Vertebrates


Non-Human Primates