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Veterinary Technology library resources: Home

Library resources for online Veterinary Technology students. We'll also be thinking of this as veterinary nursing.

Search for articles

Most of the veterinary literature is in the form of journal articles.  Often it is synthesized (so made more immediately useful) in books and in review articles.


Tools to use for search

APPsearch (APPsearch is the default search on Library main page.)

PubMed (link through Library, though it exists independently also.  You'll need that after you graduate!)

Google Scholar (link through Library, though obviously it exists independently also.  You'll need that after you graduate! )

Web of Science

Zoological Record



Lots of current peer-reviewed journals.  Usually, it's best to access through search.


Possibly in near future

possibly, CABI VetMed Resource, or others identified with Vet Tech faculty

NAVTA journal -- NAVTA journal is not available to libraries, but consider becoming a student member.

Special services for "AppState Online" students

Almost all of our journals and electronic resources are available online to the entire AppState community.  We're mostly buying ebooks for programs with many "distance" students.

But we do have additional services for you.  As an "AppState Online" student, you may have physical books mailed to you.  Click the Request button in the Library Catalog to trigger this.

Also, you might occasionally find an old article that we only have in paper volumes.  You can request that these articles be scanned and emailed to you.  Use our ILLiad system.

Also,  everyone can use ILLiad in general to request articles, books, and theses that we do not have immediate access to.  ILLiad is our InterLibrary "Loan" service.  It's generally 24-48 hours for articles.

Also, contact me as needed.

eJournals -- Open Access journals

In general, you should search for open access articles on your topic in the same way you search in the rest of the literature.  However, these several OA journals might be useful for browsing.  What is AVMA publishing this month?

Books and ebooks

AppState Online students can request that physical books be mailed to them.  But we're mostly buying ebooks for this program.

Reference Books

(July 2022 -- possibly Plumb's Veterinary Drugs?)

Exam Prep -- We can buy more as graduation dates approach.  Also see VTNE list.

Other new or requested books -- 2022

Other useful resources -- Open Access

Open veterinary anatomy resources -- coming soon

Purdue, Michigan State, and Colorado State have library guides for Veterinary Nursing (that I'll be looking at).

Some of our current journals, that we subscribe to now

These journals, and others, can be accessed individually.  But usually you will search in your favorite search interfaces and link easily to articles from a variety of publishers.

Favorite search interfaces: APPsearch, PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science

Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Equine Veterinary Education
Equine Veterinary Journal
In Practice
Journal of Fish Diseases
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Zoonoses and Public Health
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Reproduction in Domestic Animals
Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Veterinary Dermatology
Veterinary Medicine and Science
Veterinary Nursing Journal
Veterinary Record
Veterinary Record Case Reports
Veterinary Surgery

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Laboratory Animals
Veterinary Pathology

Veterinary Research Communications
Animal Diseases
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Veterinary Research
Canine Medicine and Genetics

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
Advances in Small Animal Care
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Animal Behaviour
Animal Reproduction Science
Applied Animal Science
British Veterinary Journal
Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice
Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice
Journal of Dairy Science
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery
Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia
Journal of Veterinary Behavior
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Proceedings of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists
Research in Veterinary Science
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
The Veterinary Journal
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Parasitology


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