Humane Animal Use/Alternatives: Alternatives Databases

This section highlights databases that are available on the Internet to search for alternatives to the harmful use of animals in science and education.

Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing from the United States National Library on Medicine.

A global clearing house for information on alternatives to animal testing with multiple sponsors.

Animal Welfare Information Center
Provides information on methods and sources available to reduce, refine or replace animals used in teaching, testing, and research from the USDA National Agricultural Library.

UC Davis Center for Animal Alternatives
Provides resources to access literature on alternatives to animal use, presents at conferences and workshops on topics relevant to the Center and to alternatives, and provides guidance in efficient use of existing information resources, in both print and electronic formats.

Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Provides access to citations from biomedical literature, access to full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources, and access and links to the other molecular biology resources.

NORINA (Norwegian Inventory of Audiovisuals)
Database containing information on over 3,800 audiovisual aids that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in teaching and training, including dissection alternatives, at all levels from junior school to University.