A guide to research in Animal Science.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2013
Note: Databases from the same vendor (for example, EBSCO) may be searched together.
- AGRICOLA (EBSCO)
Contains citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Coverage: 1970-present. Created by the U.S. National Agricultural Library.
- Biological Abstracts (EBSCO)
Contains citations to information about life sciences and basic veterinary research. Online coverage: 1968-present. (Morris Library has older volumes in print.)
- CAB Abstracts (EBSCO)
Contains citations to journal articles, monographs, conference proceedings, books, annual reports etc. in all agricultural fields as well as forestry, nutrition, veterinary medicine, and biological information. Coverage: 1990-present.
- Web of Knowledge
Web of Science covers many disciplines in depth. It includes citation searching and analysis, journal impact factor (JCR) and a bibliographic management tool (EndNote Web). Coverage: 1985-present.
- MEDLINE (EBSCO)
General medical database that includes citations to veterinary medicine journals. PubMed (see the Also Try section) is the public access version of this database.
- Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
A general database that indexes popular magazines and scholarly journals. Contains *some* full text articles. Coverage varies.
- AgNIC: Agriculture Network Information Center
This database includes extension documents and, according to the site, other "reliable, freely-available, evaluated, digital content and quality services for agriculture, food, and natural resources information." It is a service of the National Agricultural Library and North American academic libraries.
- Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
ASFA contains citations to journal articles, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature.
- Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCO)
Don't let the name fool you! Contains citations and some full text information about animal science and other related topics.
- Entrez cross-database search
NCBI's genetics and molecular biology cross-database search page. Includes access to GenBank, BLAST, OMIA, Protein, EST, SNP, and many more tools.
- Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Bibliography.
"This bibliography includes books, journal articles, and other published materials about evidence-based veterinary medicine." Use I-Share to locate books or journals, or use I-Share or interlibrary loan to obtain the items you need that we do not have. The bibliography was prepared by Suzanne Whitaker, Veterinary Reference Librarian, Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
- Google Scholar
"Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research." It contains links to some full text items. Coverage varies.
- International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
"A database of citations to published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals."
- OMIA Home
From the site: "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is a database of genes, inherited disorders and traits in animal species (other than human and mouse) authored by Professor Frank Nicholas" and others.
General medical database that includes citations to veterinary medicine journals. This is the public access version of MEDLINE.
In addition to searching the Web for scholarly websites, this resource also searches PubMed, ScienceDirect, and PubMed Central for scholarly article citations.
TOXNET is a group of databases with citations to articles about toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and their effects on animals and humans from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Dates of coverage vary.
- Zoological Record
Citations to information about wildlife, insects, fish, reptiles, bacteria, viruses, etc. and their interactions with domestic animals. Coverage: 1978-present.
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