Welcome to the library guide for veterinary medicine resources. Contact me with any questions or for help finding anything. Individual or group consultations or instruction are also available.

Deanna Johnson

Research Support
Librarian

deejohnson@ucdavis.edu

530-752-3271

Article Databases

Citations and abstracts to the international agricultural literature, including veterinary medicine, human and animal nutrition, forestry, rural development, as well as other related topics such as tourism and human ecology. Covers over 11,000 journals & conference proceedings and selected books in agriculture. Produced by CAB (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) International (CABI) with more than 11.6 million records as of 08/10/2016.

Coverage: 1910-present
Tags: Agriculture, Animals, Ecology, Plants, Science

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More than 27 million citations and abstracts for articles published in approximately 8,400 journals in medicine, life sciences, health administration, veterinary medicine, nursing, molecular biology and genetics. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine on the NCBI platform.

PubMed Tutorial & more
Alerts/Automatic Updating Service (Saving & Managing Searches)
NLM Searching PubMed with Mesh tri-fold handout [PDF]
NLM PubMed Basics tri-fold handout [PDF]

Coverage: 1946-present
Tags: Animals, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine

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VPN

Large interdisciplinary abstract and citiation database to academic journal literature, conference proceedings and books with broad coverage across the sciences and social sciences, includes citation tracking tools.

Coverage: full coverage from 1996-present, with selected coverage as far back as 1823
Tags: Art, Biology, Humanities, Multidisciplinary, Science, Social Science

Clinical Resources

Updated weekly, Vetstream is an online, point-of-care veterinary clinical reference source, currently covering dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. Content is provided in text, picture, video and audio formats; and submitted by leading veterinary clinicians with editorial board oversight and peer review. Additionally, the provided references may be cross-linked to PubMed or VetMedResource records.

MVM online, created and updated periodically by Merck, provides information on the health problems affecting animals, addressing the range of diseases, disorders, management issues, and other concerns faced by animal health professionals. In addition to text, figures, images, and multimedia content, it includes news, case studies and quiz sections as well as clinical calculators and topics for pet owners (Pet Health tab).

 

A Diagnostic Support System for Veterinary Medicine created by Dr. Maurice E. White and maintained at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Coverage: Current
Tags: Animals, Diagnoses, Veterinary Medicine

Biological Resources

More than 25 million records in all life science areas, including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology. Indexes over 6000 journals, serials, books and book chapters, conference proceedings and patents.

Indexes literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; covering all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management. Database producer from South Africa with excellent coverage of African publications.

Coverage: 1935 (& earlier)-present
Tags: Animals, Biology, Ecosystems, Wildlife, Zoology

Primary database for wildlife researchers. The world’s oldest continuing database of animal biology.  Comprehensive coverage of zoology; including behavior, conservation and environmental science, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, marine and freshwater biology, nutrition, parasitology and disease, reproduction, taxonomy and systematics, veterinary studies, zoogeography and fossil records. Especially strong in new species reports and field studies.

Coverage: 1864-present
Tags: Animals, Science

The WAHID Interface provides access to all data held within OIE’s new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). It replaces and significantly extends the former web interface named Handistatus II System. A comprehensive range of information is available from: -Immediate notifications and follow-up reports submitted by Member Countries in response to exceptional disease events occuring in these countires as well as follow-up reports about these events, -Six-monthly reports describing the OIE-listed disease situations in each country -Annual reports providing further background information on animal health, on laboratory and vaccine production facilities, etc. To start, select one of the headings on the left. You can then explore available information: -by country (or group of countries), -by disease, -focusing on control measures, or -comparing the animal health situation between two countries.

There are eight sections in the publication. The first lists approved drug products; subsections being sorted by tradename and then by NADA number. The second section lists active ingredients and each approved product containing that active ingredient. The third section lists patent information as provided by the sponsors of approved animal drug products. Section four lists exclusivity periods granted for new uses or claims approved subsequent to enactment of GADPTRA. Section five lists any approved products that are currently the subject of a Notice of Hearing and thus may not be used as a basis of an ANADA. Section six lists animal drug products whose approval has been voluntarily withdrawn by their sponsors since GADPTRA was enacted.Section seven lists the actions on ANADA suitability petitions that have been received by the FDA since the enactment of GADPTRA. Section eight is reserved for monthly updates.

OMIA is a database of genes, inherited disorders and traits in more than 135 animal species (other than human and mouse, which have their own resources). The database contains textual information and references, as well as links to relevant PubMed and Gene records at the NCBI. It is modeled on, and is complementary to, McKusick’s Mendelian Inheritance in Man (MIM) or OMIM at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim

Published by the National Agricultural Library, the Agricola database describes publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including: animal science; veterinary science; entomology; plant science; forestry; aquaculture and fisheries; farming, farming systems and crops; agricultural economics; extension and education; food and human nutrition; and earth sciences and environmental sciences. The Bibliography of Agriculture is the print index to the agricultural literature going back to 1942 located on the Shields Library, Third Floor, at call number Z 5071 .U63

NOTE: default UCD Search Type set to Advanced Ovid Search.  IMPORTANT: The largest and most comprehensive agricultural literature database is CAB Abstracts.

This database covers environmental science topics from disciplines such as atmospheric science, biology, biotechnology, ecology, engineering, and microbiology.   It also covers agricultural research including agricultural economics, animal and veterinary sciences, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, food and human nutrition, forestry, and plant sciences.  It includes Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Digests and all the records from the National Agricultural Library’s AGRICOLA database. Has full text content and indexing of peer-reviewed and trade journals, magazines, books, news sources, government publications, reports, working papers, conference papers and proceedings.

A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. Includes the following databases: CHEMIDplus, Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), TOXLINE, Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS), Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center (DART/ETIC), GENE-TOX, Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER), LactMed, and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Other resources include Haz-Map, Household Products Database and TOXMAP.


Medical Resources

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VPN

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research and conference abstracts.Embase contains over 22 million records spanning 1974-present, with over 1 million records added annually. Each record contains the full bibliographic citation, indexing terms, and codes; and 80% of all citations in Embase include author-written abstracts. The Embase journal collection is international with over 7,500 active peer-reviewed journals more than 90 countries. All MEDLINE records produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are included, as well as over 5 million records not covered in MEDLINE. Broad biomedical scope covering the following areas:

  • Drug therapy and research, including pharmaceutics, pharmacology and toxicology
  • Clinical and experimental (human) medicine
  • Basic biological science relevant to human medicine
  • Biotechnology and biomedical engineering, including medical devices
  • Health policy and management, including pharmacoeconomics
  • Public, occupational and environmental health, including pollution control
  • Veterinary science, dentistry, and nursing
  • Psychiatry and mental health, including substance dependence and abuse
  • Forensic science
  • Alternative and complementary medicine
Coverage: 1974-current (for EMBASE records); 1966-current (for MEDLINE records)
Tags: Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health

References and abstracts on nursing, biomedical, allied health and consumer health literature. Also includes health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based care sheets. Full text is provided for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. Includes PreCINAHL as a companion database.

Coverage: -1982
Tags: Allied Health, Forensics, Medicine, Nursing

A constantly updated current database of systematic reviews of medical research

GIDEON is the world’s premier global infectious disease knowledge management tool. GIDEON is an easy to use, comprehensive web based tool that helps you overcome information overload while saving you time through quick access to a vast knowledge database. It is used by hundreds of institutions in over 40 countries.Health professionals are constantly asking: How can we keep up to date with current information and trends? How can we diagnose and treat exotic diseases? How can we instantly access relevant information? What therapy should we use? Where can we go for expert advice? The answer to all of these questions is GIDEON.

“Global Health brings together the resources of two internationally renowned databases – the Public Health and Tropical Medicine (PHTM) database, previously produced by the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (BHTD), and the human health and diseases information extracted from CAB ABSTRACTS. Together they provide a unique resource which offers a substantially deeper subject coverage of information related to human health and communicable diseases than many other sources currently available. Global Health provides an alternative, complementary point of reference with a broad analysis of foreign language journals, books, research reports, patents and standards, dissertations, conference proceedings, annual reports, public health, developing country information, and other difficult to obtain material.”

Coverage: 1973 - present
Tags: Chronic Diseases, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Population Health

PsycINFO is a department of the American Psychological Association (APA). It provides citations to articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, dissertations and even important internet sites in psychology and related disciplines, most with abstracts and some citations.

Coverage: 1840-present
Tags: Psychology

EthxWeb consolidates interdisciplinary bioethics material from 1974 to 2009. A useful resource for those interested in researching materials in an extensive range of bioethics topics, EthxWeb contains journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles. To identify current materials, use these online bioethics resources to supplement your search. For quick bibliographies, see Bibliographies of Bioethics Topics, a list of over 40 topic-based searches that have been saved as handy PDF guides.

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Interdisciplinary Resources

Web of Science combines traditional bibliographic searching of journal content across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with broadly interdisciplinary “cited reference” search capabilities.

Quick Reference Guide: Web of Science Core Collection
Saving Your Search & Setting Alerts
Creating Citation Alerts for Current Awareness

Coverage: See above description (varies between 9 indexes)
Tags: Science

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VPN

Large interdisciplinary abstract and citiation database to academic journal literature, conference proceedings and books with broad coverage across the sciences and social sciences, includes citation tracking tools.

Coverage: full coverage from 1996-present, with selected coverage as far back as 1823
Tags: Art, Biology, Humanities, Multidisciplinary, Science, Social Science

If you have not found a particular reference in online databases, before manually entering the reference, you might want to see if Google Scholar has the citation. If so, keep in mind that the bibliographic data may be quite minimal or incomplete. You can “Import” Google Scholar references into EndNote but Google only allows importing of one record at a time.

Search for your topic in Google Scholar, click under the item you want on the link “Cite” and then choose “Import into EndNote”. Below is a box that you can check off to “Remember my bibliography manager and show import links on search result pages.” NOTE: Google does not send coding for the reference type (book chapter, conference etc.) so the record automatically goes to the “journal article” reference format. Scan carefully each imported record in case a reference type change is needed.

Online access to citations and abstracts for every title in the UMI Dissertation Abstracts database; since 1997, provides full-text access to dissertations. Access is free to UC Campus dissertations.

Coverage: 1861-present
Tags: Multidisciplinary

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs.

OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 2,311,795 theses and dissertations.

PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

Theses and dissertations in the Library and Archives of Canada. Full-text theses in PDF format available for some documents. The mission of Theses Canada is to acquire and preserve a comprehensive collection of Canadian theses at the Library and Archives of Canada and provide access to this valuable research within Canada and throughout the world.As of 2008 there are approximately 300,000 theses and dissertations on microform in Library and Archives Canada’s collection. Of these approximately 50,000 are also available electronically.

Below is a very incomplete list of the veterinary electronic journals accessible at UC Davis. Use article databases such as CAB or PubMed 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.

New Veterinary Books

Book cover: Equine Laminitis

Edited by: James K. Belknap, Raymond J. Geor
Publication year: 2017
UC Davis Call number: None, online only

Book cover: Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal

Edited by: Rebecca Kirby, Andrew Linklater
Publication year: 2017
UC Davis Call number: None, online only

Book cover: Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 6th ed.

Edited by: James F. Zachary
Publication year: 2017
UC Davis Call number: Carlson Health Sci Library Course Reserves: SF 769 T47 2017

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.

Veterinary Medicine eBook Collections

Tutorial that introduces the concepts of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM), followed by explanations of the five main principles of the methodology, providing a foundation from which to apply EBVM to veterinary work. Managed by RCVS Knowledge.

A set of open-source teaching modules on antimicrobial resistance in veterinary medicine. Contributors include Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A virtual module on bovine necropsy, this is a free resource designed for vet students & vets. Registration is required.

Readings, etc for each veterinary medicine block.

AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties and their examination recommended reading lists UC Davis Library provides access to the resources needed to prepare for veterinary board examinations. On the left…

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These programs offer assistance in managing faculty papers, data, text mining and more.

This guide provides links to popular health sciences databases, key subject guides, research help, and library services. Information is provided about the two UC Davis Health Sciences Libraries, Carlson Health Sciences Library in Davis and Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento.

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This guide provides an overview of evidence-based practice resources, using the levels of evidence pyramid as a  framework. Includes: point of care resources, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, literature databases,…

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This guide provides an overview of the systematic review process, definitions, best practices related to database selection, developing and documenting the search strategy, and managing publication citation data. Resources and strategies for…

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This guide points to short tutorials about health sciences information resources for faculty, students, researchers, clinicians, and staff. Key databases are covered, as well as the steps necessary to access information from the UC Davis Library.

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