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Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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

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

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.