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Veterinary Medicine: Collections/ Physical Resources


iDiscover explained

Training is available on the use of iDiscover and using electronic journals. For more information and to book training on either of these, please contact the Librarian.

For a virtual guide to using iDiscover click on link

For a more detailed explanation of iDiscover click on the link.


Veterinary Medicine Resources in Cambridge

You can recommend a resource for the Veterinary Library by coming to see the librarian or via email:
email: Librarian

Alternatively, you can contact your college libraries to see if they can help with your purchase request.

Also, the UL may be able to help. Please use this form to request an item from the UL via the Link below:

New title (book or periodical) Recommendation

Biological printed resources and library help are available at the following libraries:

A full list of all the libraries in Cambridge can be found on the Libraries Directory

Cambridge University Libraries

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Document Delivery Services

Where an article is not available from within Cambridge, the department librarian can arrange for an Inter-Library Loan from the BLDSC. There is a small charge for this service. For more information on obtaining ILL's, please speak to the librarian.

Users can also apply for an Inter-Library Loan from another participating institution. These are listed below.

College's and other departments may be able to arrange ILL's but please check first.

Both the University Library and the Betty & Gordon Moore Library operate an online service that is open to all registered users:

The majority of the Biological Sciences Libraries are participating in the central University Library Scan and Deliver service. Please submit your request using the UL form


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Recommended Reading Lists

The three year clinical veterinary course does not have set reading lists. You can find course details, the curriculum and recommended reading on our MOODLE site.

Veterinary Collections

The Departmental Library collects books and literature primarily in the subject area of clinical veterinary medicine. The clinical aspect of the veterinary medicine course takes place in the final 3 years of the 6 year course. The subject reflects the clinical aspect of veterinary medicine.

The Classification System used is Barnard: a scheme for Veterinary and Medical Libraries.

For an example click the following Barnard Classification link.

Barnard Classification


The Lovaton Veterinary Anatomy Library (reference only) is
Situated in the  Department of Anatomy Building.

For PDN library help, please contact the Librarian.


Electronic Legal Deposit

Found an item on iDiscover that looks really good but you get a message telling you that "Online access restricted to designated PCs in the UL and most Faculty and Departmental libraries"? Not to worry. There's a Guide to help you with that!

The Veterinary Library has one Electronic Legal Deposit terminal available situated on the ground floor of the library. There is an users easy guide beside the terminal. If help is needed, please go and discuss this with the Librarian who would be pleased to help further.

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