Selected Resources for: Animal Science

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Subject Librarian:

Megan Kocher

mkocher@umn.edu

This subject covers: applied animal physiology, nutrition, breeding and genetics, ecology and ethology, and livestock and poultry management. In addition, diseases of food animals are the focus of many veterinary scientists. (From Britannica Online)


Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

OVID, like PubMed, is an interface to search the MEDLINE database. It includes citations from the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries.

Proceedings from major animal production conferences held in the U.S. and Canada.


Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Full text library of agricultural and applied literature.

Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology.

Information for international agricultural research, from 1975 to the present.

An encyclopaedic, interactive database that draws together scientific information on Animal Health and Production.

NO LONGER CURRENT. Due to budget pressures, we have canceled our subscription to BIOSIS Previews. Although you will continue to be able to access the database, no new articles will be added after January 2011.

Covers the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books from over 5000 publications.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

Connect to Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

Primary source of journal citations for the health sciences - the public version provides only limited full text access to journal articles. Includes Medline and Pre-Medline (articles more recent than found in Medline).

Indexes over 11,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Titles of the print equivalent are: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk(*).


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Libraries Catalog searches for books, e-books, e-journals, maps, music scores, films, sound recordings, government publications, archival materials etc, owned by or accessible via the University of Minnesota.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education

Covers all subjects.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.


General Reference Sources

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.


Encyclopedias

This encyclopedia covers the whole of nutrition including basic aspects of digestion and metabolism, energy, protein, minerals and vitamins, feed intake, common feeds, feed processing, deficiency diseases, and nutritional disorders. It contains approximately 2000 entries contributed by 95 international authors (the affiliations for whom are listed), with seven section editors. Entries vary from short definitions to more discursive articles, on subjects of major importance, of up to 2000 words. Longer entries are supported by references to important original papers and reviews, and all entries are fully cross-referenced to related entries within the book. Where appropriate entries are supported by figures, tables and photographs.


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

CAB E-Books covering the applied life-sciences.

Over 25,000 electronic books covering a wide range of disciplines. Publishers include: Apress, Birkhauser, Copernicus Books, Humana, Physica-Verlag, Plenum US, Praxis, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Steinkopff, and TELOS.


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals. They include original research as well as timely feature articles. All PLoS articles are immediately freely accessible online, are deposited in the free public archive PubMed Central, and can be redistributed and reused according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

AgNIC is a voluntary partnership between land grant institutions, libraries, departments within colleges and universities, states, extension programs, etc.,to provide selected, quality agricultural information. AgNIC provides information on animal science, animal products, farms and farming, food and nutrition, insects, forest science, plant diseases, rural and agricultural sociology, and a host of other topics.

The ADSA provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services.

The ASAS fosters the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being.

The mission of the MDA is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of the food supply, the health of the environment, and the strength of the state's agricultural economy.

The Center's mission is to develop knowledge and tools to enhance sustainable and competitive dairy forage systems that protect the environment, promote animal health, and ensure a safe, healthy food supply.


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Provides links to collections of data are maintained by the Agricultural Research Service or by ARS in cooperation with other organizations. Organized by broad topic: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition, Genetics, Germplasm, Natural Resources, Systematics(Taxonomic Classification)

Reports from the USDA AMS (Agricultural Marketing Service) Market News include information on prices, volume, quality, condition, and other market data on farm products in specific markets and marketing areas. Reports cover both domestic and international markets. Click on the new ‘Reference Room’ for helpful video tutorials and a glossary of terms.


Statistical Resources

FAOSTAT, from the Food and Agriculture Organization, contains over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Fertilizer and Pesticides, Land Use and Irrigation, Forest Products, Fishery Products, Population, Agricultural Machinery and Food Aid Shipments from 1961-.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals


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