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    Books  Books
    Journals  Journals
    Library Catalogs  Library Catalogs
    Databases  Databases
    Interlibrary Loan  Interlibrary Loan
    Loansome Doc (non-WSU patrons only)  Loansome Doc (non-WSU patrons only)
     Copyier, Printer, Scanners  Copier/Printer and Scanners
    Resources for Vet Med Senior Orientation  Resources for Vet Med Senior Orientation


Books Top of page Next section

Books are located on the main floor of the library. They are arranged by Library of Congress call number. New books are located in front of the VetMed Group Study Room.


Journals Top of page Next section

At the Animal Health Library, print journals are shelved alphabetically by title. Recent issues of journals (unbound) are located on the main floor across from the Circulation Desk. Older (bound) journals whose titles begin with the letter A-An are shelved on the main floor. Bound journal volumes with titles that begin with the letters An-Z are shelved on the lower level. Journals can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Detailed holdings information for each title can be found in Griffin. Scanned copies of articles from journals, whether owned by WSU in print, or not available electronically, may be ordered via Article Reach (see Interlibrary Loan section below).

The Animal Health Library maintains a list of veterinary journals indexed in PubMed.

Many journals are available in electronic form. Consult the WSU Libraries' list of Electronic Journals for a complete listing of journals available electronically at WSU.


Library Catalogs Top of page Next section

To find out what books and journals the library has on a particular subject, use Griffin, the WSU Libraries' online catalog. In Griffin you can search by author, title, or the subject of the book or journal. If you have questions, Circulation staff or the librarian will be glad to help you.

The holdings of 30+ college and university libraries, including the University of Washington, OSU, OHSU, and other libraries world wide can be searched using the WSU WorldCat. Patrons can request books that WSU does not own. Books will be delivered to the campus library of your choice, at no cost to you! Faculty and graduate students can request office delivery for both not owned and owned books.


Databases Top of page Next section

The WSU Libraries' Find Journal Articles page lists electronic resources available in WSU Libraries, such as PubMed, CAB Abstracts (via VetMed Resource), Web of Science, etc. Search Databases by Subject, Veterinary Medicine, to find databases on animal health. These resources are accessible from WSU (Pullman) campus locations, or remotely (for Pullman-affiliated patrons) by using your name and WSU Network ID.


Interlibrary Loan Top of page Next section

Materials, such as books and copies of articles, which are either held by WSU in print or not available electronically, may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan at no charge. Request through Article Reach from Find It @ WSU icon or the WSU Interlibrary Loan website.

To use Illiad select the campus with which you are affiliated. If you have not registered, you will be asked to register. There is no charge for this service

Before placing an Interlibrary Loan request for an article, please be sure to check the E-Journals search and A-Z list.


Loansome Doc (non-WSU patrons only) Top of page Next section

Loansome Doc is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) fee-based program that enables PubMed users to electronically order copies of articles. PubMed is the NLM web program that provides health professionals access via personal computer to PubMed databases. For more information on Loansome Doc, including costs, and to access a registration form, visit our Loansome Doc Information page.

Loansome Doc is currently only available to non-WSU-affiliated customers.


Copiers/Printers and Scanners Top of pageNext section

To pay for printing or copying you must have money on your Cougar Card, the same card you use to check out books. To put money on your Cougar Card online, go to the Cougar Card website, click on Add Cougar Cash, and follow the instuctions. If you need to put cash on your Cougar Card, or have problems with your card, go to the Cougar Card office, CUB Room 60.

As a printing/copying alternative, scan articles and papers, download to a thumb drive, or send to your email. There are 3 scanners attached to the computers at the AHLís creativity station.There is no charge for this service.


Resources for Vet Med Senior Orientation Top of page Next section

These handouts were part of the library section of the "Introduction to Clinics" session for seniors. These links will take you to the most current versions. The handy PubMed Searching brochure was produced by the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association and is linked below.

Library Services and Access for CVM Seniors
PubMed Searching: Veterinary Medicine