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UC Davis Animal-Related Library Collections

FACULTY: Jim Murray — jdmurray@ucdavis.edu

 
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 pigs.   Useful subject searches by type of animal include cattle reproduction or swine reproduction or cattle behavior or sheep behavior etc.

    • Harvest UC Davis Catalog
      Harvest is the UCD library online catalog of the collections of all five UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your library card number and PIN, 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]  
        
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      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. {RG 12/16/13}
      Coverage: 2000-present
      CABI's ebook coverage showing two collections (Front file & archives)

    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                  behavior                   cattle                        sheep

       pre-birth                  post-birth                  mother                          ?                            cow                           ewe

             ?                                 ?                                 ?                             ?                               ?                                 ?

    Combine your synonyms with OR,  such as

                      maternal OR mother OR dam ....

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

                      post-natal 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 ... (used in CAB Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews)

                      post-natal AND maternal AND ewe*  AND behavio*

        

      Databases

      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 pig studies); for Paper Assignment II, use the BIOSIS Previews database (excellent for lab animal studies, especially of mice and rats).

      UC-eLinks

      • 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

      • 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 BioAg Researchers [Library 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.

      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 and PAIS) 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  
          
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        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.

      Journal Ranking

      Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive tool for assessing the importance of research journals in disciplines and subdisciplines including medical specialties.

      NOTE:  all publications listed in the "AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE" subject category are peer-reviewed journals.

      • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)  Icon
        Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters with each yearly data analysis being completed in the summer of the following year. JCR indicates: most frequently cited journals in a field: highest impact journals in a field; and largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the 5-year Impact Factor sort. {RG 12/11/13}
        Coverage: 2007-2012
        Information for New JCR Users
        Impact Factors in Wikipedia: validity, manipulation, and misuse of Impact Factors
        Using JCR Wisely

      Images

      • Animal Science Image Gallery
        Author: USDA National Agricultural Library & American Society of Animal Science
        The Animal Science Image Gallery began as a partnership between the Animal Science Education Consortium (fifteen colleges and universities in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states) and the National Agriculture Library (NAL), funded (2003-2007) by a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant. {RG 12/16/13}
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