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Veterinary Medicine

This Research Guide provides information about veterinary medicine resources found in the CCCC libraries and online.

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Primary Library Resources

check mark iconFind trade journal articles, eBooks, newspaper articles, and more in the databases linked below. These links will take you to highest quality search engines for your field.

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No time to search? The library's databases also provide access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks. Take a look at the recommended title(s) linked below. 

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Find physical books by searching our online catalog on the library's homepage. You can browse in person and pick up these books by visiting your local library branch. Here are our hours and locations.

Online journal article iconYou can search our Journals or browse by subject from the library's homepage. For a quick look at what we have available in this subject area, see the title(s) below.

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Veterinary Technician—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight What is it like to be a veterinary technician? In this Career Q&A video interview, Ashley Stevens talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and keys to success in the field. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

 

Veterinarian—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight  What is it like to be a veterinarian? In this Career Q&A video interview, Dr. Jennifer Jones talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in the field. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

 

The Future of Animal Care Human beings love their pets. Some people would spare no expense when it comes to health care for the animals in their lives; in fact, some animals are better cared for than humans. This film explores the advances made in the technology of animal health. Since they reflect human society, there has been an increase in the number of animals suffering from obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Modern technology has brought about new treatments for these diseases in animals just as in humans.

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We can also direct you to resources outside of the library's databases. See below for a selection of websites related to your field.

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Want to learn more about a particular career? These resources will help you learn more about the potential a career field holds. 

When searching for information in the sciences it is important to know that there are two main types of information you will encounter: primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources are resources that report the results of original scientific research, written by those who did the research, that has not been published anywhere else.

If a publication comments on, evaluates, or discusses the original research report, then it is a secondary source, not a primary one.
 

  Primary Source Secondary Source
DEFINITIONS Original materials that have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation by a second party. Sources that contain commentary on or a discussion about a primary source.
TIMING OF PUBLICATION CYCLE Primary sources tend to come first in the publication cycle. Secondary sources tend to come second in the publication cycle.
FORMATS--depends on the kind of analysis being conducted. Conference papers, dissertations, interviews, laboratory notebooks, patents, a study reported in a journal article, a survey reported in a journal article, and technical reports. Review articles, magazine articles, and books.
Example: Scientists studying Genetically Modified Foods. Article in a scholarly journal reporting methodology and results of an original research study on GMO foods. Article or book analyzing, comparing, and commenting on the results of a number of original research studies.

 

Source: The Evolution of Scientific Information (from Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, vol. 26) & GTCC Library Guide.

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