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Animal Alternatives: Literature Searching for Animal Research: A Guide

Search strategies and advice for IACUC Literature Search

Step 3: The Database Search Process

Although there are many databases available. not all databases will suit your needs. Selecting a database will depend on the animal model being used and your research question. Although it is recommended that more than one database be consulted, multiple database searches are only mandatory when working with non-human primates. 

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