Veterinary Science library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te hauora kararehe

Learn where to start your research in veterinary science.

Article databases

Search these databases for the articles you need in your study or research.


Multidisciplinary citation database, with 100% coverage of Medline titles. Includes articles in press, and web sources.

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Google Scholar

Google search engine for scholarly articles and books. Includes citation linking, and full-text searching of many publications.

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Biological Abstracts

Entire field of life sciences.

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CAB Abstracts

Agriculture & applied life sciences.

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Veterinary Source

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Full-text database covering New Zealand and Australian veterinary and animal science, and veterinary continuing education publications.

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Consultant: A Diagnostic Support System for Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic support system, with literature references. Search by possible diagnosis or clinical signs, and limit by species. Provided by Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine.


Primary database for chemistry and biochemistry; also valuable for applied sciences, including agriculture, pharmacology, engineering, and environmental topics. Search for chemical data, properties, structures, reactions, literature, citations, patents, and more.  

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MEDLINE via PubMed

The free, public access to Medline. To limit your results to veterinary material, add veterinary[sb] to your search.

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New Zealand Science

A comprehensive index, provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Department and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Background information

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Peer-reviewed articles across the life sciences. A particularly good source for information on basic concepts in biology.

Merck Veterinary Manual 11th ed. 2016

A free online version is also available.

ScienceDirect Reference Works

Select from Library's subscribed ScienceDirect reference titles, including:

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Worldwide collaborative project, to develop a peer-reviewed, on-line veterinary knowledge database, and learning resources for undergraduates. Free registration enables access to content.

The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare 2010

An introduction to behaviour and welfare in domestic, exotic, companion, and zoo animals.

Veterinary Anatomy

Courseware websites and other teaching resources, on carnivore (primarily dog and cat) anatomy, developmental anatomy (embryology) and veterinary neuroanatomy. Provided by University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinary drugs

Search the Library for resources on veterinary drugs, 2010 onwards

Agricultural Compounds & Veterinary Medicines (NZFSA)

The ACVM Group is responsible for regulatory control of agricultural compounds, on behalf of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997.

IVS Annual

Lists veterinary pharmaceuticals in New Zealand. Also available in print.

Animal & Veterinary, United States Food & Drug Administration

Regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs for animals.

Methods and protocols

Springer Nature Experiments 

Provides full text access to Nature Methods and Springer Protocols, connecting researchers with the most relevant and important protocols and methods to support their research projects.

Books and ebooks

Find books and ebooks.

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