Major Veterinary and Biomedical Indexing Databases
The following databases provide the most comprehensive access to literature in veterinary science and related areas.
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PubMed MEDLINE (1940s - Present)
Over 20 million references from biomedical journal articles with abstracts; Indexes about 110 veterinary journals.
ISI's Web of Science (1899 - Present)
Keyword and cited reference search capabilities across journals in all scientific disciplines. Select "All Databases" to cross search BIOSIS, CABI, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, and Zoological Record. Or search them separately (see below).
BIOSIS Previews (1926 - Present)
Biology and life sciences references and abstracts (includes veterinary and human medicine, plant, and animal sciences, etc.) (Available through Web of Science.)
CABI: CAB Abstracts (1910 - Present)
Indexes agriculture, global health, and veterinary medicine references and abstracts. Covers more veterinary journals than any other index. (Available through Web of Science.)
Zoological Record (1864 - Present)
Indexes journals and other publications in zoology, animal biology, behavior, genetics, nutrition, parasitology, reproduction, and taxonomy. (Available through Web of Science.)
VetMed Resource (1972 - Present)
With access to over 1 million research records, more than 25,500 full text documents, and 842 datasheets covering diseases and pathogens of animals, VetMed Resource is the most comprehensive source of information on all aspects of veterinary medicine.
Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Other Databases of potential interest include:
CINAHL: Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (1981 - Present)
Covers nursing and allied health topics.
A Cornell-based veterinary diagnostic support system. Can be searched by one or more clinical signs or disease diagnosis. Includes selected references on each disease diagnosis.
Access to several Chemical Abstracts Service databases and related chemistry files.
TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.