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Below are the most commonly used databases for animal researchers. Use the 'Get it @ Duke' link to see if Duke has full text access to articles via institutional subscriptions. Let us know if you have questions!
PubMed (Medline) period covered 1946-present
PubMed comprises more than 33 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. This databases includes citation/abstract information only. Full text is not included or searched. Use the Library's version of PubMed to get links to check to see if Duke has access.
Scopus - period covered 1970-present
Abstract and citation database which includes peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and quality Web sources.
Web of Science - period covered 1900-present
Provides bibliographic data, full-length author abstracts, and cited references for peer-reviewed journals.
Covers professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Includes references and abstracts to journals, dissertations, book chapters and books.
Life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, patents, and books.
Provides coverage of the applied life sciences, including agriculture, veterinary sciences, and food science and nutrition. Includes books, journal articles, conference papers, and reports.
SciFinder (formerly SciFinder Scholar)
SciFinder (formerly SciFinder Scholar) provides easy access to worldwide scientific journal and patent literature. Please note: Access is available to Duke users via the Web, but registration for an individual user account is required
Biomedical and pharmaceutical database covering drug effects, therapies, and evidence based information to help in delivering systematic reviews of the literature. Includes titles not covered by Medline.
Covers all aspects of modern animal research, including behavior, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, parasitology, physiology, reproduction, and more.
In 2014, AWIC trainers visited Duke and held several training sessions on Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.
Slides from the training are available here. A set of additional slides are available here.
Freely Available Databases
These databases are freely available and most are specifically designed for searching for animal alternatives.
Publications and resources for all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.
NIH website with resources for alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing from the NLM. Note: searches PubMed/Medline.
Altweb (Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site) serves as a gateway to alternatives news, information, and resources on the Internet and beyond.
AWIC (Animal Welfare Information Center)
US National Agricultural Library produces bibliographies, briefs, and Fact Sheets on alternatives, humane care, euthanasia, toxicity testing and legislation.
NCI Oncology Models Forum
Fills an important need for the diverse cancer research communities who use various mammalian models.
NORINA (A Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives) is an English-language database with information on approximately 3700 audiovisual aids and other alternatives that can be used instead of animals in teaching and training.
A database for primatology spanning 1940-2010.
The Zebrafish Model Organism Database
An on-line database of information for zebrafish researchers.
NLM/NIH Toxicology Resources
A collection of information produced by the National Library of Medicine, covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, drug safety, and more.