Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
FACULTY: Bob Kimsey — firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the resources on this guide to find relevant sources for your UCD animal researcher mentor research.
Animal-Related Library Collections: UC Davis has the most extensive organismal animal research library collections in the University of California Library system. The UCD Library supports the UCD departments and faculty of:
as well as the only School of Veterinary Medicine in the University of California. Graduate level collections also support the Center for Population Biology, and graduate programs in Animal Behavior, Animal Biology, and Avian Sciences. UCD also has the only Primate Center in the UC system and many researchers there are faculty in departments or schools listed above or in the Evolutionary Wing of the Anthropology department, College of Letters & Science.
For areas of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, there is a searchable researcher profile tool, Pure. The Office of Research can also be a useful resource to identify different Organized Research Units. If you already have a researcher in mind, utilizing the UC Davis Directory is a great way to find out more about the researcher.
Ruth Gustafson collects materials to support ALL animal-related research with the exception of Veterinary Medicine. Disciplines supported in Biological/Agricultural areas include animal behavior, animal anatomy & physiology, animal ecology, animal nutrition, animal taxonomy & systematics. Resources in BioAg areas (3rd floor Shields Library) tend to be located in four call number areas on the 3rd floor of Shields Library: QL – Zoology ; SF — Animal Agriculture ; SH — Fisheries & Aquaculture ; SK – Wildlife and Hunting. Marine Science materials may additionally be located on the 2nd floor Shields in the GC area.
The Carlson Health Sciences library collects materials to support VetMed which are classed in the SF area. NOTE: This is the only VetMed library collection in the UC system.
The U.S. Government Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a comprehensive resource on Career opportunities and statistics titled Occupational Outlook Handbook. See the link below.
Shields and Carlson Health Sciences libraries have selected print and online resources for those interested in animal-related careers. See the Library Catalogs box below this one for some search tips.
Note that the UCD Library has many books on proposal writing. Browse the subject heading PROPOSAL WRITING IN RESEARCH to see the various resources.
For locating career information:
1) You may BROWSE by a discipline and look for the subheading “vocational guidance” e.g. agriculture — vocational guidance ; ecology — vocational guidance ; environmental sciences — vocational guidance ; medicine — vocational guidance ; psychology — vocational guidance ; science — vocational guidance ; veterinary medicine — vocational guidance .
2) For some areas you can combine subject keywords such as, for animal-related careers KEYWORD Subject Words “animal vocational” which brings up a variety of titles.
NEED a PRINT ONLY ITEM AND CANNOT COME TO CAMPUS? We’ll ship it to you! The UCD Libraries have a COVID-time-only shipping service in place. Just click on the INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link from the item you need and we’ll mail the whole item to you. Make sure you have your correct address listed, when prompted.
ONLY NEED a chapter or an article from a PRINT ONLY ITEM? Scanning service available for all UCD affiliates. Use the same INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link but make a note of the specific chapter/article you need and include as much info as you can, especially page number, if available.
Due dates will become active with start of Fall Quarter. “If you are in the [UCD] area and would like to return materials, you can deposit returns via the remote book drops or at Shields or Blaisdell Medical Library. Materials may also be mailed back at no cost to you. Contact email@example.com for additional instructions and to receive a postage-paid mailing label.”
There is a subject guide matching nearly every department at the UC Davis campus. Find the Subject Guide which best matches your major! This browsable list is organized by broad disciplinary categories: General & Multidisciplinary Resources, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Engineering & Transportation, Government Information, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences