Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
Keywords: animal, biohazard, chemicals, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, environmental, federal agencies, general health, law, legal, licensing, products, public affairs, public health, research, toxicology, U.S. Government, veterinary medicine, wellness
Contents: full text, handbook, links, textbooks
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: A general reference text for veterinary professionals, containing information arranged primarily by body system with some information on specific species. This manual contains a section on laboratory animals and exotic species. Some images, audio and video files are included, along with quick references and lists of useful outside links.
Keywords: laboratory animals, veterinary medicine
Provider: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Descriptions: Partners in Animal Health was established in 2005 by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The program's mission is to improve animal health and well-being through the creation and distribution of innovative educational materials for veterinary professionals and pet owners. All text and videos geared to pet owners are freely available, while videos for veterinary students and veterinarians may require a subscription.
Keywords: veterinary medicine, video, wellness
Provider: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Descriptions: The AVMA has posted a large amount of detailed, very useful information on providing for pets and livestock in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency- before, during and after- in the form of printable brochures and a comprehensive booklet for animal owners called "Saving the Whole Family." These documents are provided in Spanish as well as English. For veterinary professionals, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (over 400 pages) is freely available from the website for download or printing. A brochure aimed at veterinary practices and helpful for disaster planning is provided. See the AVMA Collections page for more publications and information on disaster preparedness. Selected links for both pet owners (pet care, FAQ's) and professionals (associations, government agencies) can be found here also.
Keywords: animal welfare, consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, hurricane, public health, safety, veterinary medicine
Provider: Merck & Co., Inc. and Merial Limited
Descriptions: "The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years."
Keywords: e-books, veterinary medicine
Provider: Yale University School of Medicine/USGS
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, index
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The Canary Database represents the selection, curation, and indexing of thousands of scientific studies from MEDLINE, CAB Abstracts, and Agricola on the evidence of animals' function as "early warning" sentinels of human health hazards. Contains bibliographic records from MEDLINE and other databases. Includes studies of wildlife, companion and livestock animals, drawing together records of animal exposure or health effects that may also be considered relevant to human health.
Keywords: ecosystem, environmental hazards, methods, pesticides, public health, risk assessment, risk factors, toxins, veterinary medicine
Contents: Abstracts, index, partial full text
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: BIOSIS encompasses the breadth of life sciences and provides coverage of published biological and biomedical research; includes traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, and agriculture. Interdisciplinary fields like biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering are also included. The Library's coverage ends with 2003. For a brief guide to searching any Ovid database, access the full list of available databases by clicking "Change Databases," and click the "i" (information) logo next to its title.
Keywords: biology, biomedical research, life sciences, microbiology, veterinary medicine, zoology
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Contents: Abstracts, Bibliographic Records, Citations, index, links to full text, search engine
Access Level: Fee-based member, Free, Non-registered TMC User, On-Site Visitor, Online Visitor, TMC Academic User, TMC Alumni User
Descriptions: PubMed is a bibliographic database providing abstracts to articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences; it is the Index Medicus and provides access to articles in the Index to Dental Literature and the International Nursing Index. PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Includes millions of citations from health and life sciences journals from the present back to the 1950s. PubMed, when accessed by registered Academic users via a TMC Library link, brings the user full text of thousands of articles in subscribed journals. For all who access it, PubMed also links to thousands of open-access articles, either directly via publisher sites or via its PubMed Central repository.
Keywords: biology, biomedical research, dentistry, life sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, veterinary medicine