AVMA Animal Health SmartBrief
History of this Guide
This guide was originally created by Vicki Croft, MLS, AHIP, emeritus Animal Health Librarian at Washington State University
Animal Health Library
The Animal Health Library contains many resources for students and faculty interested in veterinary medicine and veterinary science. If you have any questions not answered on the WSU Libraries website,on any subject related to veterinary medicine or veterinary science, please contact Suzanne Fricke. For questions about the Veterinary Medicine program, please contact the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Animal Health Library
Effective 1/1/2009, the Health Sciences Library was renamed the Animal Health Library (AHL). During the next 18 months, pharmacy books and journals were relocated in the Owen Science and Engineering Library, and the lower floor of AHL was vacated. As of June 1st, 2010, the AHL became a one-floor library, with a core collection of current books and a select journal collection.
A group study room for veterinary students was created, the computer area reconfigured and equipment replaced, walls were repaired and repainted, shelves were removed and new open spaces created. A Donate-a-Chair funding campaign provided funding for new student-friendly group tables and comfortable seating throughout the library. In August 2010 the reserve and reference collections were relocated.
Use online databases to locate journals articles on a topic. Some databases also index books and book chapters. Use the Databases tab for a list of useful databases and links.
References in most databases will include FindIt!atWSU icons that will link to ejournal articles. Use Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery to order articles that are not available electronically.To find out how, go to the Library Services tab and select Getting journal articles.
All online journals and databases and ebooks are accessible 24/7 from WSU campus locations or remotely by using your WSU Network ID (ZZusis ID). Just do your search as you would on campus. When you try to access WSU-subscribed resources, you will be asked for your WSU Network ID. Enter it and you will be allowed access. You may also order articles and books remotely, too.