Spec. Issue 2006 - Article Summary

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The NORINA & TextBase website: New design and possibilities

Karina Smith1, Adrian Smith1, Baard Johannessen2 and Arne Lie-Johannessen2
1Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Laboratory Animal Unit, Oslo, Norway
2Nettforsk, Arendal, Norway

Summary
The Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science & Alternatives has maintained a website since 1996, featuring the NORINA database (http://oslovet.veths.no). NORINA contains information on nearly 4,000 products that can be used as animal alternatives or supplements in teaching and training. The website includes TextBase, a database with information on over 1,000 textbooks of relevance to the three R’s. The website has been totally rebuilt in 2005. The databases are now part of one relational database, including information on guidelines for animal research, current legislation, course material, other databases and a Virtual Tour of the Centre.

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