Step-by-Step Search Guide

A Three Rs information search typically requires a multi-database literature search, a review of CCAC guidelines and policy statements on animal use protocols, a search of Three Rs internet resources, and often, consultations with appropriate experts (such as laboratory animal veterinarians, animal welfare specialists and statisticians). The step-by-step strategy begins with collecting pre-search information and keyword selection, followed by two phases of information searching and review. It may be helpful to fill-out the Animal Use Protocol Worksheet as you work through your Three Rs search.

For basic information on conducting information searches (i.e. use of operators), refer to Search Basics.

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