One Health / Global Disease Biology

by Erik Davis Fausak, Ruth Gustafson, Megan Van Noord – March 4, 2022

The connection between animals, humans, plants and the environment are at the heart of the One Health/Global Disease Biology approach.  This subject guide is geared to help identify useful resources for this multidisciplinary approach.


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In this Guide:

Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as cat viral disease* or insect vector* rather than the more specific feline leukemia* diagnosis or insect vector* viral transmission load.  Use the literature databases listed in the categories above 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 | Epidemics | Global health | Insect vectors |  Insects as carriers of disease | Zoonoses | Disease vectors

  • UC Library Search: UCD Library Catalog setting
    Replacing UCD Library Catalog on July 27, 2021, the new UC Library Search includes all of the UC library collections.   This setting is specifically for the UC Davis libraries including (for the first time) the holdings of the Law Library. If you Sign in (on top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

UC Library Search: User Guide

Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

Date: 2004


Comprehensive Reference works in the GDB/OneHealth area.


CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine  (Taylor & Francis, 2018, 3rd ed.)


CRC Handbook Series in Zoonoses. 8-volume set published from 1979-1984

Section A. Bacterial, rickettsial, and mycotic diseases (2 v.).–Section B. Viral zoonoses (2 v.).–Section C. Parasitic zoonoses (3 v.).–Section D. Antibiotics, sulfonamides, and public health <v. 1 >


Encyclopaedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology  (CABI, 2013)


Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems  (Elsevier, 2015)


Encyclopedia of Environmental Health.   (Elsevier,  2019, 2nd ed.) 6-volume set


Encyclopedia of Food Safety  (Elsevier, 2014)  4-volume set


Epidemiology of Plant Diseases  (Springer, 2015)


Handbook of Global Health  (Springer, 2020)


International Encyclopedia of Public Health  (Elsevier, 2017) 7-volume set


Routledge Handbook of Health Geography  (Taylor & Francis, 2018)


Transmissible Diseases Handbook (EAZA publisher)   (Link in UCD LibCat is not working …)


Below are links to important One Health Journals that can be browsed in Browzine.

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