Searching for Information
When a researcher submits a protocol with pain category D or E, an alternatives search must be included in the protocol. This is mandated by federal law. To learn more, read Why to Conduct Literature Searches for Alternatives?
You can follow the steps in this guide for help in carrying out the alternatives search. Use the side bar to follow the steps or choose from the links below.
- Step 1: Choosing Databases
- Step 2: Search Terms
- Step 3: Search your chosen databases (Web of Science, CAB Abstracts, and PubMed are recommended in this guide, but you can search other databases, as well)