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Comparative Medicine

DATABASE SEARCHES

     There are two distinct purposes for the database search, both of which are important to satisfy Federal regulatory requirements:

1) To ensure that there are no scientifically viable alternatives to the use of animals

2) To ensure that the proposed study does not unnecessarily duplicate previous work .

      Both requirements must be met before IACUC approval can be obtained.

 

      At least two independent databases must be searched. Searches of the PubMed database automatically include Medline as one of the data sources and therefore Medline is not an independent database and does not fulfill the requirement for searching two databases if PubMed is used as one of the databases.

 

Power Point Presentation on Database Searching

 

The link provided below directs you to the OUHSC Library's webpage that contains the database search engines.

http://library.ouhsc.edu/mainlibrary.cfm?where=Eresources.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Biomedical Sciences Building - Room 101
(405) 271-7381

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