Journal Articles: Veterinary Medicine

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles. Indexes and databases pertinent to Veterinary Medicine include:

CAB Abstracts (1973- ) via EBSCOhost
CAB Abstracts indexes the international research literature in veterinary medicine from journals, conference proceedings, books and theses. Other subjects covered include aquaculture, animal science, helminthology, mycology, parasitology, microbiology, protozoology, virology, environmental science, agriculture, and forestry.

CAB Abstracts - Veterinary subset only (1973-) via CAB Direct

PubMed (1950’s-)
Coverage includes bibliographic information from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and additional life science journals. See PubMed Searching: Veterinary Medicine from the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section for a list of veterinary journals indexed in PubMed as well as for tips on searching.

S-PAC, from the American Dairy Science Association, is a comprehensive animal production and management conference proceeding database in the world for animal scientists, veterinarians, academicians, consultants and members of industry around the world. Contains indexing and full text for 36 conferences and 314 proceedings.

Other databases in Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Science:

This database from Proquest contains within it:
  • Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA)
  • Plus hundreds of full-text journals and documents relating to earth, land, and air sciences.

Agricola (1970-)
Produced by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this database indexes journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports concerning agriculture and related fields. Internet version is available through

Google Scholar
Searches across many disciplines and resources for articles, books, and theses from scholary sources, such as academic publishers, universities, repositories, etc.

Produced by Chemical Abstracts Service, SciFinder is the major index of the chemical literature. It is searchable by chemical structure, chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula, chemical reaction, research topic, author name, company name, and CA abstract number or patent number.

Federal Science Library (formerly WAVES)
Contains records for published & unpublished literature on fisheries, aquatic sciences & nautical sciences. You can search the entire Federal Science Library or limit your search to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Collection (formerly known as WAVES).

Web of Science (backfile for 1979 - 2009 only)
Offers a cited reference search as well as topic searching. Includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

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Compiled by: Dawn Hooper, B.Sc., M.L.S.
Former Liaison Librarian for AVC
Date Revised: 2-September-2016