In this Guide:

Article Databases

Citations and abstracts to the international agricultural literature, including veterinary medicine, human and animal nutrition 

Citations and abstracts for articles published in  journals in medicine, life sciences, health administration, veterinary medicine, nursing, molecular biology and genetics 

Large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database to academic journal literature, conference proceedings and books across the sciences and social sciences 

Clinical Resources

An online, point-of-care veterinary clinical reference source, currently covering dogs, cats, rabbits and horses 

Information on the health problems affecting animals, addressing the range of diseases, disorders, management issues 

Diagnostic support system for veterinary medicine created by and maintained at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Content produced by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) is available in this resource which includes manuals(books), special topics, proceedings, client handouts, podcasts, formularies and more.  Many reserved readings are BSAVA Manuals and they are available here online.

Critically Appraised Topics (Secondary research or filtered interpretation of primary research like Randomized Control Trials) are regularly produced by this Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine product.  Produced by the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

Biological Resources

Life sciences, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology  

Indexes literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; covering all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management 

Database of animal biology, comprehensive coverage of zoology.  Contains many unique veterinary titles to other databases.

WAHIS Interface provides access to all data held within OIE’s new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS)  

Generic Animal Drug and Patent Restoration Act requires that a list of all animal drug products approved for safety and effectiveness be made available to the public 

OMIA is a database of genes, inherited disorders and traits in more than 135 animal species 

Database indexes resources in all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including animal science, veterinary science 

Covers environmental science topics and agricultural research including agricultural economics, animal and veterinary sciences 

A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas 

Medical Resources

Biomedical and pharmacological database  derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals 

Nursing, biomedical, allied health and consumer health literature 

Current database of systematic reviews of medical research

Global infectious disease knowledge management tool 

Brings together two international databases: Public Health and Tropical Medicine (PHTM) and the human health and diseases information extracted from CAB Abstracts 

Citations to articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, dissertations 

Consolidates interdisciplinary bioethics material 

Interdisciplinary Resources

Broadly interdisciplinary, offers journal content across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences 

Large interdisciplinary database with broad coverage across the sciences and social sciences 

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, across many disciplines and sources 

Citations and abstracts for every title in Dissertation Abstracts; since 1997, provides full-text access 

International; electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations 

Resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world 

Provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge 

Theses and dissertations in the Library and Archives of Canada 

Below is a very incomplete list of the veterinary electronic journals accessible at UC Davis. Use article databases such as CAB or PubMed, or Browzine or the ‘Library Catalog’ tab in Library Search to find and access the myriad print and online journals available.  Links to full-text should work if you are on the UC Davis Network or logged onto the VPN.
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Library Catalog  Journals A-Z
Browzine JournalsBiomedical and Health Sciences;  Veterinary Medicine

New Veterinary Books

Veterinary Psychopharmacology
SL Crowell-Davis, TR Murray, & LM de Souza Dantas
BSAVA Manual of Reptiles
SJ Girling & P Raiti
Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics
DE Noakes, TJ Parkinson, & GCW England
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
GR Mullen & LA Durden
Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine
CL Martin, PJ Pickett, & BM Spiess
BSAVA Guide to Pain Management

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These are a few of the electronic books that the UC Davis Library has on veterinary-related topics. Use the ‘Library Catalog’ tab in Library Search to find and access the myriad print and electronic books available.  Links to full-text should work if you are on the UC Davis Network or logged onto the VPN.
Contact us with any problems or questions.

Veterinary Medicine eBook Collections

The tutorial introduces the concepts of Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM), and aims to give you a foundation from which you can start to apply EBVM to your own veterinary work.  After a general introduction to the principles of EBVM, each chapter explains one of the five main principles of the methodology. These chapters include detailed examples, opportunities for you to reflect on what you’ve learned, and quizzes for you to check your understanding.

A set of open-source teaching modules on antimicrobial resistance in veterinary medicine.  These open-source teaching modules are designed for integration into existing veterinary school courses regarding Pharmacology, Microbiology, Public Health, and Species-specific medicine.  Other interested visitors to the site include researchers, microbiologists, epidemiologists and animal scientists.  Contributors include Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A virtual module on bovine necropsy, this module provides a step-by-step video demonstrating the bovine field necropsy, diagnostic sample collection, packaging, and shipping procedures. The visual reference contains images and text descriptions of normal tissues and gross pathologic lesions. Versatile search parameters support both diagnostic and educational uses.  This is a free resource designed for vet students and vets.  Registration is required.

Readings (including books, chapters, articles, websites, and tutorials) for each veterinary medicine block.

These guides are based on the recommended reading lists for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Recognized Specialty Veterinary Organizations (RSVOs) examinations.  The information is intended to help UCD’s veterinary residents readily locate the UC Davis Library copies of these materials.

Veterinary Residency Specialty Boards

Library Homepage Introduction
Why Search the Library Catalog?
Finding e-Books
UCD e-Links
Using Google Scholar
Having Trouble Accessing an Article?
Find your Subject Librarian
Keyword Searching
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Cab Abstracts
Web of Science
UC Resources
EBVM toolkit
Database tips
Selecting resources