AGRICOLA - (1970- ) Worldwide coverage of agriculture literature from the National Agriculture Library and other institutions, the database includes information on agricultural economics, animal industries, food and human nutrition, forestry, plant science, animal science and veterinary medicine. It indexes a number of important veterinary medicine journals, including "American Journal of Veterinary Research", "Current topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science", "JAVMA", and "Veterinary Clinical Pathology."

Biological Abstracts - (1980- ) Is an excellent interdisciplinary, international database. It indexes biological, life sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology and medical peer-reviewed journal literature. It also includes citations for monographs, reports, conference papers, patents and other resources.

CAB Abstracts - (1972- ) CAB covers the subject of agriculture in the broadest sense. It includes: agronomy, biotechnology, crop protection, dairy science, economics, environmental degradation and remediation, forestry, genetics, herbicides, irrigation, microbiology, nutrition, parasitology, rural developement, veterinary medicine and more. CAB indexes a number of Veterinary Medicine journals including "Veterinary Clinics of North America", "Journal of Veterinary Medical Science", "American Journal of Veterinary Research." - (1997- ) iknowledgenow is a veterinary medicine database of full-text journal and conference proceedings articles. Coverage is from 1997 to present and includes Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association and Proceedings of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

LEXIS-NEXIS - Another interdisciplinary database that is international in scope. The LEXIS service contains major archives of federal and state case law, state and federal regulations and public records from U.S. states. The NEXIS service is a leading news and business information service which contains more than 7,100 sources, of which 3,700 provide their entire publications online. It has good coverage of general healthcare news and journal articles relating to Veterinary Medicine.

MEDLINE - (1966- ) Medline is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. Although it focuses mainly on human medicine, it does contain information on animal testing, research, rights, regulation, diagnosis and treatment.

PubMed - (1966- ) PubMed is a government sponsored database that provides web access to bibliographic information, which is drawn primarily from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, HealthSTAR, as well as publisher-supplied citations.

Stat!Ref - Full-text medical and drug monographs in electronic form for healthcare professionals. This database contains the most recent books on pharmacology, toxicology, and diagnosis and treatment among others. As with "MEDLINE" its focus is human medicine, but many of the books (especially the pharmacology texts) can be used for Veterinary Medicine. This database also contains basic texts as the "Merck Manual" and "Steadman's Medical Dictionary."


Closed Reference:

2003 AVMA Directory - SF 611 .A53 2005

Open Reference:

Dogs - The Ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds - SF 422 .M66 2002

Encyclopedia of Animal Science - SF 61 .E18 2005

Encyclopedia of Aviculture - SF 461 .M334 1983

The Encyclopedia of the Horse - SF 285 .E345 1994

Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII - small animal practice - SF 745 .C8 ed.13

Mason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties, 5th ed. - SF 105 .M34 2002

Prevention & Control of Wildlife Damage v.1 & 2 - SF 84 .4 .P74 1994

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary - SF 609 .B566 1999

Veterinary Medicine: a textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats & Horses - SF 745 .B65 1994

Veterinary Pharmaceutical and Biologicals (The Veteirnarian's PDR) ed. 12 - SF 917 .C56 2001/2002

General Information

Veterinary Medical Center Library Hours

VMC Library Home Page

College of Veterinary Medicine Home Page

Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health

Can NOT borrow Veterinary Medicine Books from the VMC Library via Mel Cat

VHS copies of Animal Planet's "Vet School Confidential" episodes are available in the VMC Library

Electronic Resources

HealthWeb - Excellent site for patient/client information. The interface provides organized access to evaluated health-related, Internet accessible resources.

Merck Veterinary Manual - This database is the most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.

MSU Veterinary Medicine Indexes/Databases

MSU Veterinary Medicine Electronic Journals

MSU Veterinary Medicine Text & Links

ScienceDirect - (1995- ) Provides access to full text of over 600 journals to which MSU Libraries have subscriptions, from 1995 to present. Also includes access to abstracts of articles in non-subscribed journals and pre-1995 issues.

Veterinary Medicine Journals indexed in ProQuest

AKC Gazette; Dog World; DVM; Horse & Rider; Practical Horseman; Veterinary Economics; Veterinary Medicine

Animal Welfare Information Resources (for laboratory researchers who work with live animals)

AWIC Home Page

Animal Welfare Act Information

Hot Topics in Veterinary Medicine

Alternative and Holistic Medicine

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Loss and Grief

Bioterrorism - Report from the U.S. General Accounting Office - Bioterrorism: A Threat to Agriculture and the Food supply.(

Human-Animal Bond

Zoonoses -(diseases humans can contract from animals) - west nile virus; foot and mouth disease; toxoplasmosis

Interesting Websites

Animal Planet -

Human-animal Bond Initiative - College of Nursing (MSU) -

MEDLINEplus - - Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

MEL Internet -

USDA - - United States Department of Agriculture