• IDA Research Guide Overview
  • Locating your targets.
  • Obtaining medical school catalogs.
  • Using the World Wide Web to find information.
  • Obtaining CRISP Abstracts.
  • Using the Gopher system.
  • The Department of Defense web site.
  • Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Obtaining USDA Annual reports.
  • Obtaining USDA Inspection reports.
  • Investigating your targets with Medline.
  • Medline on the World Wide Web.
  • Contacting the National Institute of Health.
  • Other important documents.
  • Reviewing journal articals, grants and other documents.
  • Obtaining professional opinions.
  • Writing a brochure or fact sheet.
  • Regulatory and animal care guides.
  • Attending IACUC meetings.
  • Conclusion.

    Research guide resources:

  • Organizations.
  • Common NIH Grant Designations.
  • Sample CRISP Abstract and Indexing Terms.
  • Sample DOD Abstract
  • Sample FOIA letter.
  • Sample Necropsy Report.







  • Common NIH Grant Designations

    AA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    AG: National Institute on Aging
    AI: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    AR: National Institute of Arthritis
    CA: National Cancer Institute
    DA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
    DC: National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
    DE: National Institute of Dental Research
    DK: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    ES: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    EY: National Eye Institute
    GM: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    HD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    HL: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    MH: National Institute of Mental Health
    NS: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    RR: National Center for Research Resources