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Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as “medical entomol*” or “insect vector*” or mosquit* disease* rather than the more specific insect vector* viral transmission load or Zika molecular epidemiol*. Use the literature databases listed in the categories below to search for very specific (article-level or book-chapter level) topics.
Useful subject headings (sometimes from two subject vocabularies, see information in bullets below on Library of Congress or National Library of Medicine Classification systems) for searches in this area include: Animals as carriers of disease | Insect vectors | Insects as carriers of disease | Zoonoses | Vector Control
Vector biology/Entomology areas NOT pertinent to human health/medical entomology
|Vector Biology, Ecology and Control (2010)|
|Integrated vector management controlling vectors of malaria and other insect vector borne diseases (2011)
|Handbook for integrated vector management (2012)|
|Dynamic models of infectious diseases. Volume 1, Vector-borne diseases (2013)
R Durvasala & V. Sree Hari Rao
|Pests and vector-borne diseases in the livestock industry (2018)|
C Garros, J Bouyer, W Takken, & RC Smallegange
|Biological and environmental control of disease vectors (2013)
MM Cameron & LM Lorenz
|Insect-borne diseases in the 21st century (2020)|
|Medical entomology for students (2012)
|The encyclopedia of medical and veterinary entomology (2013)|
RC Russell et al.
|Medical and veterinary entomology (2019)
GR Mullen & LA Durden
|Global climate change and human health : from science to practice (2015)|
G Luber & J Lemery
|Enviromedics : the impact of climate change on human health (2017)
J Lemery & P Auerbach
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: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Engineering & Transportation, General & Multidisciplinary Sources, Government Information, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality — by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor — before being accepted for publication.
ProQuest article databases (such as ASFA & PsycINFO) include a checkbox to limit to “Peer Reviewed” articles. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to search by journal title and then look for the black and white striped symbol (referee shirt) indicating the publication is refereed or peer-reviewed.