• 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.

  • Locating your Target(s)

    If you don't know what institution(s) are in your area, you can ask U.S.Department of Agriculture for the latest edition of "Animal Welfare:List of Registered Research Facilities."

    USDA, APHIS, REAC, Animal Care Staff
    4700 River Road,
    Unit 84,
    MD 20737-1234

    This list, as well as other important documents distributed each year byUSDA APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service), such as the annualAnimal Care Enforcement Report, List of Licensed Dealers, List of LicensedExhibitors, List of Registered Exhibitors, and List of Transporters, isalso available at the following World Wide Web site on the Internet (youwill need Adobe Acrobat to read and print these PDF documents; a link toAdobe is also available at the APHIS web site):


    At the site, choose "Publications, Lists, Annual Reports"