US Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

The Education Resources Information Center contains bibliographic and now some full-text materials free of charge on topics involved in educating people from the elementary to the college level.

Years of coverage: 1966 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; research syntheses; conference papers; technical reports; policy papers; other education-related materials
Access: free online

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

Online searchable database of alternatives to harming or killing nonhuman animals used in education. Use this database to search for all types of alternatives to the use animals in education, such as CDs, videos, computer simulations, models, and classroom activities for all ages.

Content types: computer software; audiovisuals; journal articles; mannequins; models; simulators; skills training device; news articles
Access: free online


A freely searchable database of alternatives in education products. Search by discipline, medium, or keyword.

Content types: models; mannequins; simulators; software; video; world wide web
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This database focuses on innovative and humane education and training, including alternatives to animal experiments, in medicine, veterinary medicine and biological science. The database currently provides references, abstracts and other details for over 750 published studies, searchable by discipline, author and keyword.

Years of coverage: 1981 - present
Content types: journal articles; conference proceedings; books and book chapters
Access: free online

Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives.

An English-language database containing information on over 3,900 audiovisual aids that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in teaching and training, including dissection alternatives, for all levels of education. Most products include contact information for purchasing or borrowing.

Years of coverage: 1991 - present
Content types: journal articles, books, videos, powerpoint slides, film, DVD, models, simulators, reviews, websites
Access: free online