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UC Davis Animal-Related Library Collections

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UC Davis has the most extensive organismal animal research library collections in the University of California Library system. The UCD libraries support the UCD departments of Animal Science, Entomology, Evolution & Ecology, Nematology, Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology as well as the only School of Veterinary Medicine in the University of California. Graduate level collections also support the Center for Population Biology, and graduate programs in Animal Behavior, Animal Biology, Avian Sciences, and Integrated Pest Management.

    Research Help

    Library Catalogs

    Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as domesticated animal behavior or farm animal behavior rather than the more specific post-natal maternal behavior in cattle.   Useful subject searches by type of animal include cattle reproduction or  sheep reproduction or cattle behavior or  sheep behavior etc.

    • UC Davis Library Catalog  
      Replacing Harvest on August 18, 2016, the new UC Davis Library Catalog includes the collections of all four UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.
    • Understanding the Call Numbers
      Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

      Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM -- National Library of Medicine -- classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with the following guide.

      Date: 2004

    E-book Collections

    • CAB eBooks [via CAB Direct]  
      FARMED OR DOMESTICATED ANIMALS. CABI ebooks now provides access to over 532 agricultural titles (more than 9,000 individual chapters). The archives from 2000-2007 includes 400+ titles (with over 6,500 individual chapters). This collection is divided into six core subject collections: Agriculture; Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Human, Food and Nutrition Sciences; Plant Sciences; Environmental Sciences; and Leisure and Tourism.

      PLEASE NOTE: This collection does *not* include ALL books published by CABI but selected titles. In particular, the publisher has chosen *not* to include textbooks in this package.
      Coverage: 2000-present
      Scroll down to see CABI's ebook coverage in the various eBooks packages (Front file & backfile packages)

    Subject Guides

    • Subject Guides
      Use the Subject Guides to identify additional databases to search for information on your topic.

    Building Search Term Lists & other Searching Tips

    Searching library literature databases often requires including synonomous terms, if there is not a specific subject or thesaurus term from your database.

    CONCEPT A            CONCEPT B            CONCEPT C            CONCEPT D            CONCEPT D            CONCEPT E

       pre-natal                 post-natal                 maternal                  behav*                      cattle                        goat

       pre-birth                  parturition                  mother                     ethology                   cow                           doe

             ?                                ?                          ?                             ?                               ?                                ?

    Combine your synonyms with OR,  such as

                      maternal OR mother OR dam ....

    Concepts that you wish to cross or intersect, combine using AND

                      parturition AND maternal AND cattle AND behavior

    MORE than one spelling possibility or want to pick up plurals?   Use a wildcard, such as the asterisk (*) at the end of words ...(this same wildcard is used in CAB Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews)

                      partur* AND maternal AND cattle*  AND behav*


      Peer-Reviewed Journal Databases

      Peer Review

      A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality -- by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor -- before being accepted for publication.

      ProQuest article databases (such as PsycINFO) include a checkbox to limit to "Peer Reviewed" articles. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to locate your journal and then look for the black symbol indicating the publication is "Refereed".

      • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory  
        The standard source for information on virtually every active and ceased periodical, annual, irregular publication, and monographic series published throughout the world (plus thousands of newspapers). Indicates whether a publication is a refereed (peer-reviewed) title.

        NOTE: search by journal title, NOT article title. Ulrich's provides information on the entire publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, annual review) NOT on the work within.


      Library literature databases assist one in looking for very specific topics such as post-natal maternal behavior in sheep.

      Some library databases covering animal topics range from agriculture databases with domesticated animal information (CAB Abstracts and Agricola) to very broad databases which include animal behavior research (PsycINFO & BIOSIS Previews).

      NOTE:  For ANS 2 Paper Assignment I, use the CAB Abstracts database (excellent for cattle, sheep and goat studies); for Paper Assignment II, use the BIOSIS Previews database (excellent for lab animal studies, especially of mice and rats).


      • UC-eLinks
        Brought to you by UC libraries! UC-eLinks helps to link you to *choices* to find the item(s) you are interested in. UC-eLinks appears in most library literature databases and provides a consistent way of getting to online articles (if licensed) or to information about which print issues of a journal we own. If we do not own a journal or book, you can use the UC-eLinks service to Request that the item be sent to you for free from another UC library -- often using Web delivery if the item is an article or book chapter.


      • EndNote Instructional Webpage
        Author: UC Davis Libraries

        EndNote, licensed for all UCD full-time students, faculty, researchers and staff, is a bibliographic reference manager which enables citations to be stored, searched, and quickly inserted into research papers in the format of many scholarly journals.
      • EndNote Intro for BioAgEnvi Sciences Researchers [Course Guide]  
        Author: Ruth Gustafson

        This webpage is the step-by-step guide for the bi-monthly in-person EndNote Intro course taught in Shields Library.

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