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The animal welfare information center: Helping the community meet the information requirement of the 3Rs

Jean A. Larson
Animal Welfare Information Center, National Agricultural Library, Baltimore, USA
Summary
The following paper presents a brief overview of the legal requirement of the U.S. Animal Welfare Act regarding the search for alternatives. The establishment of the Animal Welfare Information Center at USDA’s National Agricultural Library is described.
The AWIC approach to searching bibliographic databases for the 3Rs is outlined and examples of the approach, terminology, database choices, and the development of the search strategy are defined and illustrated. A sample search for alternatives in training protocols for trauma life support is provided and discussed.

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