IACUC Protocols

Information page for IACUC databases:

PubMed (Medline)

  • Listed in library “Databases” on the right side of the page or click http://libraryaccess.elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?holding=ttuhsclib_fft_ndi
  • Articles in biomedical and related journals which have been fully indexed
  • Keyword and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) – subject heading searching
  • Life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, history of medicine, health services research, AIDS, toxicology and environmental health, molecular biology, and complementary medicine
  • Covers nursing, dentistry, life sciences, health administration, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences, and genetics
  • From 1946 – present, few back as far as 1831
  • Almost 5,600 journals indexed from United States and other countries
  • Contains NCBI – Save and filter searches



(ScienceDirect contains full text)

  • Listed in library “Databases” on the right side of the page or click http://libraryaccess.elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/login?url=http://www.scopus.com/home.url
  • Worldwide coverage – nearly 21,548 titles, 5,000 International publishers (more than half from Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions)
  • 21,500+ peer-reviewed journals
  • 64 million records – 39 million include references going back to 1995; 24 million pre-1996 records go back as far as 1823
  • 100% medline coverage
  • Covers Scientific, Technical, Medical & Social Sciences literature including Arts & Humanities
  • Web pages, conference proceedings, trade publications and patents
  • Citation Tracker and Journal Analyzer
  • Keyword search



  • Listed in library “Databases” on the right side of the page or click http://libraryaccess.elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/login?url=https://www.embase.com/
  • Keyword and EMTREE (similar to MeSH) more extensive, includes all MeSH terms – life science thesaurus and comprehensive drug searching
  • Has terminology in response to pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical vehicles and additives and medical devices
  • Over 32 million indexed records from more than 8,300 active, peer-reviewed journals; 6 million records from biomedical and pharmacological from 1947 forward from United States and other countries not covered in Medline
  • Covers Biomedical, clinical and regulatory fields, research in pharmacology, research in microbiology, biotechnology research
  • Emtree covers all new International Non-Proprietary Names (INNs) for drugs registered with the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as all US Adopted Names and NDAs (New Drug Approvals) listed by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA). Trade names belonging to major pharmaceutical companies are covered as well.
  • Conference proceedings since 2009

  • Includes all of Medline


Web of Science

(formerly called ISI Web of Knowledge)


  • Conference proceedings and patents
  • Over 20,000 journals from over 45 different languages
  • Medline 1950-current
  • Web of Science backfiles to 1900
  • Biological Abstracts and Biosis backfiles to 1926



  • http://agricola.nal.usda.gov
  • Covers all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including: animal science; veterinary science; entomology; plant science; forestry; aquaculture and fisheries; farming, farming systems and crops; agricultural economics; extension and education; food and human nutrition; and earth sciences and environmental sciences
  • Provides citations to agricultural literature
  • Provides access to the NAL (National Agricultural Library) catalog and the Article Citation Database



  • http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/altbib.html
  • Covers identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application, and validation of alternatives to the use of vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing
  • Access to citations relevant to alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing
  • Topic area searches include: General Topics on Alternatives to Animal Testing, Biologics and Vaccines, Carcinogenesis, Cytotoxicity, Ecotoxicity, Genotoxicity, Hepatic/Renal Toxicity, Immunotoxicity/Immunology, Neurotoxicity, Ocular Toxicity, Pharmacokinetic/Mechanistic Studies, Pyrogenicity, Pulmonary Toxicity, Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR), Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity, Skin Toxicity, and Welfare (Animal)


Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

Endpoint databases

  • Keyword search
  • Contains Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education database
  • Has guides on Literature Searching and Databases


NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)


Toxnet / Toxline

  • http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov
  • Topics covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, drug and consumer product information, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response. The Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) component covers toxicology, environmental health, and chemistry.
  • Keyword search
  • TOXNET - Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
  • Information in the TOXNET databases covers: Specific chemicals, mixtures, and products, Chemical nomenclature, Unknown chemicals, Special toxic effects of chemicals in humans and/or animals and Citations from the scientific literature
  • Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE) - References from toxicology literature
  • TOXLINE records provide bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. It contains over 4 million bibliographic citations, most with abstracts and/or indexing terms and CAS Registry Numbers.