• 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.







  • Organizations

    In Defense of Animals
    131 Camino Alto, Suite E, Mill Valley, CA 94941
    415-388-9641

    American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS)
    801 Old York Rd., Suite 204, Jenkintown, PA 19046
    215-887-0816

    Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
    401 East Jefferson St., Suite 206, Rockville, MD 20850
    301-294-1617

    Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR)
    P.O. Box 208, Davis, CA 95617-0208
    916-759-8106

    Medical Research Modernization Committee (MRMC)
    3200 Morley Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122
    216-283-6702

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
    501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510
    757-622-PETA

    Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
    5100 Wisconsin Ave. #404, Washington, DC 20016
    202-686-2210

    Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PSYeta)
    P.O. Box 1297, Washington Grove, MD 20880
    301-963-4751