Sample Searches

Sample Literature Searches for Alternatives

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

The search strategies below are provided as examples of how to structure a search. They are examples only and should not be interpreted as all inclusive, exact or the only way to retrieve information on the subject.

Also remember that the search methodology will also depend on the search engine used.

Please review the literature search instructions (PDF | 103KB) for more information on database selection, terminology, etc.

There are many ways to document literature searches for alternatives. For one suggestion, see the Alternatives Search Summary Example.