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Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Library and other info sources for Vet & Animal Science students, staff and faculty.

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Looking at popular magazines to scaffold information

When starting a research project, it is sometimes helpful to search popular magazines to scaffold information and learn the level of information communicated to a public audience.

The database Academic Search Premier is the ONLY database that will let you search specifically for magazine and trade publications.

Article databases for Vet & Animal Sciences

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the non-partisan public policy research arm of the United States Congress.

CRS experts prepare reports to assist members of Congress throughout the legislative process providing background information and data on public policy issues.

Tips for help

  • As you search, make note of the various keywords encountered to describe aspects of your topic.
  • If you are not finding what you need, put in an InterLibrary Loan Request for the item.
  • To find information specific to a certain discipline, search the Database by Subject section.
  • To find a certain type of information, search the Database by Format section.

Using a citation manager to keep track of your research information


Refworks is a tool that can be used to keep your citations and create a bibliography in many citation or journal styles.

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Refworks Resource Guide

Doing a group project?  Share folders in Refworks to make group work easier.

Use the Refworks Write-N-Cite plug-in to write your paper, insert references, and create a bibliography at the end of the paper.