• 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.







  • Obtaining USDA Inspection reports

    Inspection reports are available from the USDA Regional Offices. Requesting such reports directly from these offices will drastically cut down the response time. Here are Regional Office addresses, phone and FAX numbers:


    Eastern Region
    USDA, APHIS, AC
    920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 200
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    e-mail: aceast@aphis.usda.gov
    Telephone: 919-716-5532
    Fax: 919-716-5696

    Western Region
    2150 Centre Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80526
    e-mail: acwest@aphis.usda.gov
    Telephone: 970-494-7478
    Fax: 970-494-7460