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Services for the Veterinary Practice Team : Access to Articles

Article copies for veterinary teams in Tennessee

United States map with Tennessee highlighted I practice in Tenneesee:



  1. Contact Jeanine Fletcher  Veterinary Librarian,
  2. If you have a college student at a land-grant college, they may have access to the article you need.
  3. Use Twitter #icanhazpdf  to request article.   First read more about it here:
  4. See Google Scholar versions feature option, to right.
  5. Contact the author directly, if the article is less than 5 years old.
  6. Read this article by Mullins and Walter and ask the leadership of your veterinary college if they are still signing away copyright to for-profit publishers who lock the articles behind paywalls with restrictive licenses. 
ABSTRACT: "Two 17th century institutions—learned societies and scientific journals—transformed science in ways that still dominate our professional lives today. Learned societies like the American Society for Cell Biology remain relevant because they provide forums for sharing results, discussing the practice of science, and projecting our voices to the public and the policy makers. Scientific journals still disseminate our work, but in the Internet-connected world of the 21st century, this is no longer their critical function. Journals remain relevant almost entirely because they provide a playing field for scientific and professional competition: to claim credit for a discovery, we publish it in a peer-reviewed journal; to get a job in academia or money to run a lab, we present these published papers to universities and funding agencies. Publishing is so embedded in the practice of science that whoever controls the journals controls access to the entire profession. We must reform our methods for evaluating the contributions of younger scientists and deflate the power of a small number of "elite" journals. More generally, given the recent failure of research institutions around the world to strike satisfactory deals with publishing giant Elsevier, the time has come to examine the motives and methods of those to whom we have entrusted the keys to the kingdom of science."




Article copies for veterinary teams in other states, regions, countries

United States map My practice is NOT in Tenneesee:

1) Copies, subject to copyright restrictions, may be available from a veterinary library in your state, province, region or country.


2/  Google Scholar Versions feature

Google Scholar versions link and citing references

  1. .Search for article title in Google Scholar search box.
  2. Click on Cited By to find articles citing the article.
  3. Click on Versions to connect to freely accessible articles if they are available