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Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
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Phone: (530) 752‑1883
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UC Davis Animal-Related Library Collections
Sandra Weisker — SWeisker@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis has the most extensive organismal animal research library collections in the University of California Library system. Animal biology research crosses over multiple departmental lines at UC Davis so library resources supporting not just the UCD Animal Biology Graduate Group but also the departments of Animal Science, Entomology & Nematology, Evolution & Ecology, Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology as well as School of Veterinary Medicine may be useful to animal biology researchers. In addition, there is cross-interest with the graduate level collections supporting the Center for Population Biology, and graduate programs in Animal Behavior, Avian Sciences, and Integrated Pest Management.
There are a variety of useful Library of Congress Subject Headings for Laboratory Animal materials including: Animal Testing Alternatives; Laboratory Animals (with a variety of subheadings such as behavior etc.); Animal Experimentation; Animal Welfare; Laboratory Animal Science -- organization & administration and more.
Library literature databases for Animal Science range from databases strictly about primates (PrimateLit), to very broad databases which include animal behavior research (PsycINFO & BIOSIS Previews), to specialized databases concerning wildlife (Zoological Record and Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide), to agriculture databases with domesticated animal information (CAB Abstracts and Agricola). Veterinary resources are best found in the PubMed and CAB Abstracts databases.