• 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.

  • Using the World Wide Web
    for Information

    It is also probable that your institution will have its own web site onthe Internet's World Wide Web, which can contain extremely valuable informationabout the experiments you are targeting.

    To obtain your institution's webaddress, you can use an Internet search engine such as
    Alta Vista


    Animal Rights Resource Site



    You can also call up the institution itself (itslibrary would be a good bet). The Internet is an extremely valuable researchtool. Once you have decided on a researcher(s), you may want to research himor her on the web using Alta Vista or some other search engine. Some extremelyuseful information on the researcher and his or her project can be in cyberspace.