Veterinary Medicine

USDA. Agricultural Research Service. National Agricultural Library (NAL).

AGRICOLA is the NAL catalog of agricultural and applied sciences from plants to animals to soil and crops. It holds one of the largest collections of veterinary and animal science information.

Years of coverage: 1970 - present
Subjects coverage: all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.
Content types: journal articles; bibliographies; monographs; symposia; meeting abstracts; conference proceedings; monographs in series; textbooks; newsletters; book chapters; technical reports; published theses; dissertations; reviews; patents; annual reports; guides; translated journals; teaching guides; curriculum materials; lesson plans; pamphlets; formularies; press releases; letters; editorials; research projects
Access: free online and by vendor

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

AGRIS is a global public domain database with over 4 million bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.

Years of coverage: 1975 - present
Content types: journal articles; unpublished scientific and technical reports; theses; conference papers; government publications
Access: free online

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET).

ZEBET is scientific institution that aims to bring about the replacement of legally prescribed animal experiments with alternative test methods, to reduce the number of test animals to the absolutely necessary level and to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals used in experiments. ZEBET is responsible for documenting alternatives to animal experiment, for assessing them, for recommending their use both nationally and internationally. They are also involved in research of their own to develop alternative methods.

Years of coverage: 2002 - present
Content types: books; journals; monographs; laws; regulations; directions; guidelines; recommendations; pharmacopoeia; dissertations; congress papers; proceedings of meetings; conferences; symposia
Access: free online

Thompson Reuters.

Information from more than 6,000 national and international journals, serials, and proceedings, covering all aspects of the life science areas, including biomedicine, veterinary medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, genetics, agriculture, biotechnology, botany, ecology, and environmental sciences.

Years of Coverage: 1926 - present
Content types: books; monographs; conferences; symposia; meetings; journal articles; patents
Access: fee based


This international database covers the applied life sciences, including veterinary medicine, agriculture, forestry, human nutrition, and the environment. It covers topics such as animal science, animal health, animal production, molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, breeding, taxonomy, physiology and other aspects of pure science relating to organisms of agricultural, veterinary or environmental importance. It contains a vast amount of journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Years of coverage: 1972 - present
Content types: scientific journals; books;monographs in series; textbooks; technical reports; published theses; symposia; conference proceedings; review journals; selected patents; annual reports; bibliographies and guides; and translated journals
Access: fee based


This is a comprehensive international database on pharmacological and biomedical literature, similar to Medline. It contains drug-related and clinical literature, with a particular focus on comprehensive indexing of adverse drug reactions; emphasis on Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) indexing including systematic reviews, and coverage and indexing of journals and articles relevant to the development and use of medical devices.

Years of coverage: 1947 - present
Content types: journal articles; conference proceedings; symposia; meetings; books
Access: fee based

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Database with millions of references, primarily from MEDLINE, to citations on biomedicine and health, including portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

Years of coverage: 1948 - present
Content types: journal articles; some online books
Access: free online and by vendor


Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature with complete coverage of Medline, along with more life sciences and health related citations and web sites.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; trade publications; books
Access: fee based


A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters on topics including physical sciences and engineering; life sciences such as agriculture, biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience; health sciences; and social sciences and humanities.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; books and book chapters
Access: fee based

Clarivate Analytics.

An international, multidisciplinary database that includes information in areas such as agriculture, biological sciences, engineering, medical and life sciences, physical and chemical sciences, anthropology, law, library sciences, and the humanities. Provides access to citation databases including Science Citation Index® (SCI®). Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work, and follow new developments.

Years of coverage: 1900 - present
Content types: journal articles; review papers; meeting abstracts; letters; editorials; conference proceedings
Access: fee based