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The purpose of this Veterinary Sciences Faculty Liaison page is to help students and academics explore information and knowledge resources related to Veterinary Sciences. The page provides separate tabs for e-books, e-journals, new print books, open access resources, training services, theses, and referencing and citation.

 

If you are having difficulties in finding appropriate information please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. The Information and Knowledge Management Specialist for Veterinary Sciences is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Information and Knowledge Management Specialist for Veterinary Sciences is responsible for providing customised research support to students and academics to advance the Faculty’s pedagogical objectives.


E-Books

To access full-text e-books provided by University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Library, go to the UZ web site (http://www.library.uz.ac.zw) and hover your mouse over E-resources.  In the dropdown menu under E-Resources, click on Campus Access (if you are physically on the University Campus and using university network) or Off Campus access (if you are accessing away from the campus and not utilising university network).  Select E-journals to open the alphabetical list of databases, where you can navigate to the database you need. Below is a selection of databases recommended for topics related to Veterinary Sciences. The databases provide access to both electronic books as well as electronic journals. You can choose to search for book collections only:


E-Journals

What is a Journal?
Scholarly/ Academic journals publish scholarly articles — written by researchers in the field of study. Typically, the papers of these journals follow a peer-review process, which ensures that other scholars (peers) on the subject of the article assess the content of the article and the analysis it provides, as well as the relevance of the article in their field of study. Scholarly journals are strongly recommended at university level for use in academic writing because they are more credible than articles published in popular magazines or on most websites. Research articles written for scholarly journals are heavily reviewed and revised before being accepted for publication.

 

Finding Journals
The Library subscribes to a large number of electronic journals. To access the electronic journals provided by University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Library, go to the UZ web site (http://www.library.uz.ac.zw) and hover your mouse over E-resources.  In the dropdown menu under E-Resources, click on Campus Access (if you are physically on the University Campus and using university network) or Off Campus access (if you are accessing away from the campus and not utilising university network).  Select E-journals to open the alphabetical list of databases, where you can navigate to the database you need. Below is a selection of e-journal databases recommended for topics related to Veterinary Sciences.


 

Open Access Resources

A vast amount of information of relevance to veterinary sciences topics is accessible on the internet, but when using internet resources, one should be cautious, since most websites do not receive peer review. You need to determine the website from which you get information. We provide here some useful list of databases, websites and repositories that provide free access and open access resources useful for Veterinary Science related topics.
Free Access and Open Access Databases useful for Veterinary Science related topics

 

# Resource Brief Description
1

BioMed Central

BioMed Central (https://www.biomedcentral.com/) provides open access research from more than 290 peer-reviewed journals in the fields of biology, clinical medicine, and health.

2 CORE

CORE (https://core.ac.uk/) aims to aggregate all open access research and facilitate unrestricted access to research. It allows users to check more than 66 million open access articles.

3 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ (https://doaj.org/) is a "community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals."

9 EBSCO Open Dissertations OpenDissertations.org ( https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/) is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs that brings an innovative approach to increasing traffic and discoverability of ETD research.
4

Elsevier Open Access Journals

Elsevier Open Access Journals (https://www.elsevier.com/open-access/open-access-journals) provides peer reviewed articles published in open access journals by Elsevier.

5 Google Scholar

Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts.

7 PubMed

PubMed (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/) offers access to "more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books." Some citations link to the full text on PubMed Central and publisher websites, while others are behind paywalls.

8 ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen (https://www.scienceopen.com/) is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that puts research in context.

 

6 Semantic Scholar

Semantic Scholar ( https://www.semanticscholar.org/) uses artificial intelligence to efficiently sort through millions of science-related papers based on your search terms.

10 Vetbooks

The Vetbooks electronic library ( https://vetbooks.ir/) provides access to over 2500 veterinary e-books for download

 

11 Veterinary Ebooks Library

Veterinary eBooks Library (https://www.vet-ebooks.com/) provides Veterinary Books in PDF for download from the website which is regularly updated daily.

 

 


Training Services

Training Services
We help our students and academics in the Faculty of Veterinary to create successful and fulfilling research experience by providing necessary training which includes the following:
•    E-Resources use and application
•    How to search literature effectively
•    Plagiarism, Referencing and Citation
•    Evaluating Information for assignments and theses
•    Electronic Reference Management
•    Research Data Management


Ethesis and Dissertations

Masters and doctoral theses from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences that have been submitted to UZ Library are available electronically via University of Zimbabwe e-Theses (https://ir.uz.ac.zw/handle/10646/771) or through the UZeScholar Instutional Repository (https://ir.uz.ac.zw/).


Referencing and Citation

Referencing (also known as citation) is the practice used to acknowledge the sources you have used in writing up your assignments or projects. It includes in-text citation and a reference list that you compile at the end of your essay or assignment. Referencing enables you to refer to, or borrow from, the work of other individuals without being accused of plagiarism. The Reference list is an alphabetically arranged list of the items you have cited in your essay. All items should be listed alphabetically by author, regardless of format.


For detailed guidance on Harvard Citation style used in the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, check out this Harvard Format Citation Guide or the Cite This For Me Harvard Referencing Guide.