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Guide to books for courses by year, plus publishing, pre-veterinary career information, access after leaving UTK, etc.

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Need help?  |    Ann Viera, Veterinary Librarian   |   annviera@utk.edu      | 865-974-9015

Three resources you will use in practice or on clinics to learn about this week

Get to know these two veterinary databases for this first case plus how to search the Web for goat information, suggestions in box below.

Database/resource What to know about it
Consultant from Cornell Freely available, 5300 diseases of 8 species, including caprine, updated daily by Dr. Pete White
CAB ABSTRACTS

Subscription, the international research database for agriculture and veterinary medicine.  If you are a PubMed searcher, keep searching PubMed, but depending on information need and species, add a search  of CAB because it indexes all veterinary journals plus theses, dissertations, books, and more.  PubMed indexes a subset of vet journals, about 90 out of 4,000 total indexed.  

Searching tip: One major difference between searching CAB ABSTRACTS and PubMed:   

  • PubMed automatically optimizes a search.  Searching for the word [goats] will get all articles about goats due to the depth and quality of metadata and the PubMed algorithm that is designed to assist health care professionals. 
  • When searching CAB ABTRACTS, the searcher has to optimize the search.  Therefore, in CAB, always OR together common and scientific species names. For example in CAB: 

goat* OR caprine     retrieves more than just goat* and is an optimized search for this species 

Goat information on the Web

University Extension programs have lots of quality information on goats for vets and goat owners

See boxes below for search tips and examples please.

For more information, ask Ann Viera, Veterinary Librarian, and/or see the evidence-based veterinary medicine guide.

Web Search and Evaluation Tips

Search Tip:  Use  Advanced search in Google and limit to .edu domains when searching the Web for this case.  This will quickly get you to quality sites from Extension and other government or organization web pages.  Limited to .gov or .org might also be useful.

Sample searches:

[small ruminants] limited to .edu domains

[goats ] limited to .edu domains

Always evaluate information from the Web, scientific journals, or elsewhere!

Wilma the Goat Case books and other resources

Examples of some high-quality Extension, University, or USDA resources and one company Web site:

Books: