Do you know that the Veterinary Library has books and journals dedicated to the topics of nutrition and diets for dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, fish and humans? We even have a horse treats recipe book. Our oldest book dates back to 1743 (come ask and we’ll show it to you). Some of our oldest books are online; you can find them in the Tufts Library Catalog.
Library summer hours begin today, May 24th. Our hours during the summer are:
We will close at 5pm on Wednesday July 3rd.
We will be closed all day on Monday May 27th (Memorial Day) and Thursday July 4th (Independence Day).
Regular library hours resume on Tuesday August 20th.
The Veterinary Library now has a mobile version of our web site. We’ve included our library hours, links to TUSK, PBL Resources, the library catalog, directions, our full web site and the TCSVM web site.
Check out the new Export to Refworks link that appears in library catalog records (example). Look for the link on the right side of the screen, as seen in the image below. Questions about Refworks or how to use it? Come see me.
Tufts has a new database that focuses on searching for and accessing data repositories. Data Citation Index allows researchers to search and assess research data from data repositories across disciplines and around the world.
- Search for research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation
- Search international repositories and their deposited data studies, data sets, using the Thomson Reuters value add indexing
- Link to the repository record to access the deposited data
- See how data connects to scientific literature published in journals, books and conference proceedings
- Coverage of social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and arts and humanities, 1900-present
The Veterinary Library loves your donations of veterinary books and journals (and other related subjects), but we can’t always keep them.
- We may already have the book or journal in our collection.
- We do not have enough space to keep everything.
- The items may be older than we would like for our collection.
But, we still want them! The Library has some shelves of freebie books and journals that you are welcome to add to or take from. An alternative is to make a donation to a foreign organization. The AVMA maintains a web page with information about organizations who accept donations of veterinary books, journals and supplies
The Provost’s Office announced a new round of funding for open access publishing. Applications for the next round of awards are due February 7, 2013 with notification in February 2013. For more information about the Provost’s Open Access Fund, visit Scholarly Communications at Tufts University. The web site describes what open access is, some of the issues, and provides information about the Provost’s fund.
Open Access Week was October 22-28, 2012. The week has past, but publishing in open access journals and the issues surrounding open access are still present. The Scholarly Communications at Tufts University web site describes “open access”, some of the issues, and provides information about the Provost’s Open Access Fund. Applications for the next round of funding are due on November 9, 2012.
A new Library display features TCSVM authors. Come see Dr. Kumar’s just published clinical anatomy book and new editions of Dr. Engelking’s books. Also on display are books about animal rights, goat medicine, anesthesia, critical care, diagnostic imaging, hemoparasites, and more.
And did you know… TCSVM faculty, staff and students have published nearly 100 articles already in 2012?
A small, informal Farmer’s Market is taking place every Tuesday and Friday in the Library. Some gardeners, overwhelmed by their harvest, have decided to try selling their surplus vegetables and fruit. All proceeds collected are being donated to the Travis Fund.
The first two market days were very successful. So far there have been tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, hot peppers and patty pan squash (the produce list varies!). If you have surplus vegetables or fruit that you would like to donate, please bring it to the Library in the morning on market days… Tuesdays and Fridays.