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Resources Available to Assist with Animal-Related Literature Reviews, Exploring 3Rs Methods

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Several tools and resources offered by both internal University of Michigan (U-M) partners and external organizations are available to assist with various aspects of conducting literature reviews, exploring veterinary medical databases and online journals, and finding additional information about the 3Rs principle of biomedical research – refine, reduce, and replace.

U-M Library’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Research Guide

A curated resource from the U-M Library, this Research Guide provides links to frequently used veterinary medicine journals, textbooks, and databases, including:

Study teams may also request a consultation with Marci Brandenburg (, Bioinformationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, for assistance with literature reviews or alternatives searches, or to learn more about available resources in the U-M Library’s expansive collection.

Consult with Your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian

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ULAM Faculty Veterinarians are also available to consult with study teams on a variety of matters pertaining to protocol preparation and literature reviews.

Specific areas of focus may include:

  • Animal use protocol preparation
  • Animal models of human disease
  • Animal-related research techniques, including possible refinements
  • Species specific behaviors and characteristics

Contact your facility’s ULAM Faculty Veterinarian for more information. If you don’t know your veterinarian, send an email to and your question will be routed to the appropriate contact.

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