For any research needing a literature review, we recommend this three step process to identify search terms.
To be through, it's important to have and include synonyms for your keywords in your searches. Be sure to consider the suggestions below that may be relevant to your protocol.
Unless you are submitting a breeding protocol, you'll need to do a search looking for alternatives to your research procedures that involve reduction, refinement and replacement.
There are suggested keywords to use in your search, that you should combine with specific methods, species, treatments or drugs used in your protocol.
This list is replicated from the guide from The University of Denver Libraries.