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SEA Currents Volume 20, Number 4 -- July/August 2002

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Inside this issue

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Pendergrass Goes Wireless and More

by Beth M. Wescott, editor

During the summer of 2000, while flitting from state to state, teaching the new DOCLINE ® one of my warmest stops was at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During my tour, at lunch and while chatting after our first SERHOLD® supported-keying klatch, I was introduced to the wonders of the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library's resources. There are practitioner and owner resources, a link to Cornell's CONSULTANT and a wealth of carefully selected and maintained subject guides available. As is stated in their library description "Pendergrass Library provides information resources and reference assistance for extension agents in every county and for other citizens of Tennessee. The Libraries' resources are freely available for onsite public access"

Compact shelving was installed in the Pendergrass stacks area in 1998, increasing shelf space by 80%. The Library was wired for digital access in 2001, enabling wireless access from users' own laptops throughout the Library. The library currently contains nearly 130,000 volumes and subscribes to 2,000 serials and journals. Library patrons use over 47,000 volumes and make nearly 250,000 photocopies each year. They even lend in-house laptops for use inside the library!

Just this week, I heard that some of the reference assistance now given to students, veterinarians and the staffers comes from NLM's own MedlinePlus ®. Pet owners find their vets to be approachable and ask them about the health of family and friends. The school's veterinary students find that they, too, are sought out by family members to give health information and advice. Ann Viera tells me that vets and soon-to-be vets appreciate the succinctness, readability and ready availability of full text resources in MedlinePlus to give to their clients' people. Below are some of the resources Pendergrass/UT provide for their students, staff, faculty, alumni and interested others.

Resources of the Webster Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,

CAB (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau) Abstracts
Index to international publications in agriculture, veterinary medicine, nutrition, and related fields.

Fish & Fisheries Worldwide
Contains more than 225,000 citations; some abstracts. Covers journal articles, books, pamphlets, conference proceedings, symposia, government reports, theses, dissertations, and scientific periodicals, as well as other sources often missed by other commercial databases.

USDA's Agricola and Current Research Information Service (CRIS)
Index to materials in agriculture and related fields; produced by the National Agricultural Library.

Web of Science changed to Web of Knowledge interface
Contains the Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index and the Arts and Humanities Index.

Zoological Record Plus
Produced by Biosis and the Zoological Society of London, which began publishing the print version of this index in 1886.

Subject Guides:

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Animal Behavior resources for Veterinary Students

Animal Human Bond and Pet Loss

Career and Employment Resources

Housecall or Mobile Veterinary Practices

Pet Owners

Science Fair, 4-H, and other K-12 Students

Veterinary Medical Information

Veterinarians and Technicians

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Using Pubmed to Find Veterinary Medicine Information

by J. Dale Prince, outreach coordinator

In 1996 the National Library of Medicine®, the National Agricultural Library, and the Library of Congress issued a joint statement regarding their collection development policies for veterinary science and related subjects. The statement, revised from a document issued in 1985, summarizes the collection polices of each of the three libraries. NLM's focus is on veterinary science in relation to human health, biomedical research and advances in biomedicine. NLM collects works on animal research in immunology, microbiology, parasitology, and toxicology. Additionally, NLM's collection includes material for use in veterinary practice. As a reflection of this collection development policy, MEDLINE® indexes more than eighty titles directly relevant to the veterinary sciences. A list of currently indexed veterinary medicine titles follows at the end of this article.

Natural Language
There are no special tricks for finding veterinary medicine information in MEDLINE. As usual, a searcher using PubMed may use natural language regardless of whether the need is veterinary or human, thus a search for "mitral regurgitation" in PubMed will retrieve articles useful for both human and veterinary application. The retrieval set is prohibitively large. Further refinement is necessary; for veterinary uses the searcher may amend the search to include an animal type:

mitral regurgitation AND (dog OR canine)

or, to cover all bases:

mitral regurgitation AND ((dog OR dogs) OR (canine OR canines)).

Since this approach also retrieves articles that involve animal testing prior to human use, for veterinary applications, the retrieval set remains overly large.

PubMed 's "Limits" feature can restrict the search to animal subjects, limiting the retrieval to those articles that use animals as study groups. But, like the search including "dogs OR canine" above, veterinary application may not be intended. For instance, a search on "mitral regurgitation" with a limit on animal subjects retrieves an article on artificial hearts meant for human use but tested first on calves.

MeSH® Browser
A more precise way of searching is to use the MeSH Browser to find the appropriate MeSH term for "mitral regurgitation" and to use MeSH subheadings to restrict the term to veterinary use. In this instance, the strategy becomes:

"Mitral Valve Insufficiency/veterinary"[MESH]

Adding an animal type will further reduce the retrieval set to within more manageable bounds:

("Mitral Valve Insufficiency/veterinary"[MESH] AND "dogs"[MESH]).

For the Power Searcher
Finally, for the power searcher, the veterinary subheading may be abbreviated to "ve." So a search may be entered in PubMed 's search box:

mitral valve insufficiency/ve [mh] AND dogs[mh].

A power strategy could also include a free-floating subheading:

Mitral valve insufficiency [mh] AND dogs [mh] AND ve [SH]

The free-floating subheading here does not limit the retrieval set to veterinary investigation of mitral valve insufficiency, but it guarantees that the set includes articles of veterinary use only.

Title List of Veterinary Medicine Journals Indexed by MEDLINE.

Acta veterinaria Hungarica.

Acta veterinaria Scandinavica.

Acta veterinaria Scandinavica. Supplementum.

Advances in veterinary medicine

American journal of veterinary research

Anatomia, histologia, embryologia.

Animal cognition.

Animal genetics.

Animal health research reviews / Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases

Animal learning & behavior

Animal reproduction science.

Archiv fur Tierernahrung.

Australian veterinary journal.

Avian diseases.

Berliner und Munchener tierarztlicheWochenschrift

British poultry science

Canadian journal of veterinary research =Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire.

Canadian veterinary journal. La revueveterinaire canadienne

Clinical techniques in small animal practice

Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases.

Comparative medicine.

Contemporary topics in laboratory animal science / American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

Domestic animal endocrinology.

DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift.

Equine veterinary journal.

Equine veterinary journal. Supplement.

Experimental animals / Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Fish & shellfish immunology.

Food & Drug Law Journal

ILAR journal / National Research Council, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources.

Japanese journal of veterinary research

Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Journal of animal science.

Journal of comparative pathology.

Journal of dairy research.

Journal of dairy science.

Journal of feline medicine and surgery.

Journal of small animal practice.

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association.

Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation: official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc.

Journal of Veterinary Dentistry

Journal of veterinary internal medicine /American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Journal of veterinary medical education.

The Journal of veterinary medical science /the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

Journal of veterinary medicine. A, Physiology, pathology, clinical medicine.

Journal of veterinary medicine. B, Infectious diseases and veterinary public health.

Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics

Journal of wildlife diseases

Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine: official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

Lab Animal.

Laboratory animals.

Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research.

Polish journal of veterinary sciences.

Poultry science

Preventive veterinary medicine

Research in veterinary science.

Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics) Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde.


Tijdschrift voor diergeneeskunde.

Tropical animal health and production

Veterinary and human toxicology.

Veterinary Clinical Pathology / American society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice.

Veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice.

Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice.

Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice.

Veterinary Dermatology.

Veterinary immunology and immunopathology.

Veterinary journal (London, England: 1997)

Veterinary microbiology.

Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Veterinary parasitology.

Veterinary pathology.

Veterinary quarterly.

Veterinary radiology & ultrasound: the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association.

Veterinary record

Veterinary research.

Veterinary research communications.

Veterinary surgery: VS: the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Veterinary Therapeutics.

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Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association

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The Veterinary Medical Libraries Section was formed in 1974 for the purpose of stimulating and fostering interest in veterinary medical libraries and librarianship, acquainting persons interested in veterinary medical libraries and librarianship with the Medical Library Association, encouraging development of and cooperation among veterinary medical libraries, and fostering a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of mutual problems and concerns.

The section provides a Basic List of Veterinary Medical Journals that they post as a Reference for Veterinary Medical Libraries in the United States and Canada to use in building their Serials Collections.

Members of VMLS utilize VETLIB-L, a discussion list, as a forum to assist in obtaining needed information and resources from other veterinary medical libraries in the United States, Canada and European Countries. The listserv is also used as a means of distributing Section information and business in a timely manner. Through VETLIB-L, all veterinary libraries were invited to submit copies of any materials about their libraries.

In addition to VETLIB-L, another means of communication between the members of VMLS is through the Highlights & News Notes, the newsletter of VMLS. The newsletter is published two times a year, summer and fall.

Section Information: MLA 2002 Sessions included:

Delivering Genetics Information to Consumers
Sponsors: Cancer Librarians and Veterinary Medical Libraries Sections and Molecular Biology and Genomics SIG

Dealing with Tough Questions
Sponsors: Consumer and Patient Health Information, Cancer Librarians, Nursing and Allied Health Resources, Veterinary Medical Libraries, and Federal Libraries Sections and Mental Health SIG

Section Information: Current Section Officers (June 2002-May 2003)

Adam Glazer (6/2002-5/2003), Chair
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Tel: 301-435-4898, FAX: 301-402-1384

Laura Osegueda (6/2002-5/2003), Secretary & Council representative
Veterinary Medical Library
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27606-1428
Tel: 919-829-4218, FAX: 919-829-4400

Victoria T. Kok (6/91- ), Web-manager
Veterinary Medical Library
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: 540-231-6610, FAX: 540-231-7367

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PDA Resources for Veterinarians

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor
Veterinary Abbreviations - [Requires HandBase. If your browser does not automatically recognize and download .PDB files, right-click on this link, and select the "Save link as..." or "Save Target As..." option] A large list of veterinary medical abbreviations compiled by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Libraries, converted to a searchable Palm Database Document by the NCSU Veterinary Medical Library.


TUCOWS PDA Medical Veterinary Drug Database

Use of PDAs in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Medical Reference Books on CD and for PDA: Veterinary Medicine
... Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Ultrasound on CD-ROM ( ). ... 100.00 170.00 Euros. The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline on CD-ROM ( ). ...

PDA Symposium
... This was the first program in the country to use handheld computers (PDA ... State University, Dan McWhorter Director of Web-Based Instruction College of Veterinary ...

Mobile Computing
... Other Related Web Sites - NC State Veterinary Medical Library PDA Resources - ANMLDR: Veterinary Solutions for Palm Computers. ...

VetZone - Palm Device Resources
... PDA - Dr. Larry Booth. Personal Digital Assistants or PDA's are a hot item in medicine and they are also becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine. ...

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Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, CONSULTANT© 2002

A Diagnostic Support System For Veterinary Medicine


Search for a specific Diagnosis based on a Species and one or more KeyWords


Search for possible Diagnoses based on a Species and one or more Signs


General Help on using the CONSULTANT program and getting reprints

CONSULTANT "is an online textbook of differential diagnosis "that covers 7,000 diseases of 8 species (canine, feline, porcine, ovine, caprine, bovine, avian, equine). In use since 1983, it is the longest-lived, most comprehensive computer-assisted diagnostic tool. It also functions as an online textbook, when searched by diagnosis, providing easy access to the veterinary literature. There is no charge to search CONSULTANT. It is a non-profit service supported by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

HOW TO USE: CONSULTANT is easy to use and can be searched two ways: 1) by sign-- by entering one or two clinical signs, it will return an unranked list of possible causes, and 2) by diagnosis. Both searches will provide a very current disease summary with citations to articles. New information is added weekly, filtered for quality and clinical importance. Cited articles give good overviews of treatments and are chosen with practitioners in mind.

Copies of articles cited that are not in the practice collection can be obtained by contacting a veterinary library or commercial vendor. See the Help section on CONSULTANT for more information on specific veterinary libraries.

CONSULTANT also contains links to other web sites that contain relevant information and that are filtered for quality. CONSULTANT links to the database MEDLINE/ PubMed . To see an example of this kind of link, try a search by diagnosis for morbillivirus.

Summary and Search Examples:
CONSULTANT, when searched by sign, functions as a diagnostic support system, and CONSULTANT is primarily known for this feature. The second way to search, by diagnosis, is less well known but very valuable. It can be used by the veterinarian in practice to find current information on 7,0000 diseases of eight species easily. When searched by diagnosis, CONSULTANT retrieves current references that are selected for quality and relevance to clinical practice.

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Selected Consumer Health Information about Pets, Emergencies and Animal Rescue

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

In keeping with the Veterinary Medicine theme of this issue of SEA Currents, here is a collection of respected consumer/pet websites, a pet support hotline, and readily available consumer materials. Additionally, there is information for consumers about responding with their pets to terrorism, emergencies and poisonings. Responsible pet care and dog bite prevention round out the resources gathered here.

Kids' Corner is a newsletter dedicated to educating elementary school children about responsible dog ownership. Kids' Corner lends itself to both on-line use as well as printing for classroom reproducibles. The AKC Public Education Department is proud to provide these issues.

From the American Veterinary Medical Association
Public Service Announcement Transcripts

ASPCA: Animal Poison Control Center: Resources

Cat Personality Profile

Clemson University Animal Emergency Response: Agriculture Emergency Preparedness
Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health Programs (CULPH)
Programs of Clemson University Extension Service

Compassionate Kids: a curriculum to teach kindness.
American Humane Education Society
The lessons in the Pet Protection Kit are designed to teach children about responsible pet care.

Cornell University Pet Loss Support HotLine
Literature relating to pet loss and grief is maintained by the hotline and available for mailing to callers who request information. Articles about the human-animal bond and grief are provided for the education of student volunteers and, together with the experience from the hotline, help to prepare the students for the emotional side of veterinary practice.

Dog Personality Profile

The Pet Education Partnership (PEP)
Provides school children an opportunity to learn about animal care so that they will become responsible pet-owning adults.

School nurse lesson plan for dog bite prevention (2000, intended for first-grade children; available from Virginia Smith, MSN, MS, Administrative Specialist, Health Services, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV).

Staying safe from dog bites (1999, coloring and activity book; obtain from Channing L Bete Co Inc, 200 State Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373).

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SE/A Region Veterinary Colleges and Veterinary Libraries


Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Alabama 36849
Cary Veterinary Medical Library, Auburn

Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee, Alabama, 36088


University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0125,
University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries
Veterinary Medicine Reading Room
(352) 392-4700 x5445
COVM Clinical Sciences Liaison

United States Department of Agriculture
URS Center for Medical Agriculture & Veterinary Entomology
Research Library
1700 SW 23rd Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608


University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia 30602,>

Directory of Veterinary Medicine Resources

Maryland: see also Virginia-Maryland:

VMRCVM Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center:
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Maryland College Park Campus
8075 Greenmead Drive College Park, MD 20742-3711

Animal Welfare Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, 4th Floor
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

United States Department of Agriculture
Aphis Biotechnology Biologics and Environ Protection
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
6505 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

United States Food and Drug Administration
Center for Veterinary Medicine - CVM/FDA
7500 Standish Place HFV-102
Rockville, MD 20855
Send e-mail to
2002 FDA Veterinarian Newsletter
Veterinary Drug Adverse Reaction Reporting


Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762-9825

North Carolina:

North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606-1428

Puerto Rico:

El Colegio de M�dicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico comienza a tomar forma desde el 1943.
Los 20 m�dicos veterinarios de la Isla se organizaron como la "Sociedad Insular de M�dicos Veterinarios."


University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37901
Webster Pendergrass Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Library
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Virginia Tech and University of Maryland
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0442

Veterinary Medical Library
Phase III
Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0442

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Electronic Funds Transfer System: Next Steps

adapted from:
by Julie Kwan, PSRML Library Network Coordinator

The article on Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) in the March-April 2002 issue of SEA Currents ( brought a number of enthusiastic comments. Several came from hospital librarians who hope that Electronic Fund Transfer System will reduce the number of checks they request and thus simplify their bill-paying. Resource libraries are interested because Electronic Fund Transfer System will mean savings on postage and paper currently used for invoices. They also hope to reduce - if not eliminate - monitoring the status of bills paid and tracking delinquent accounts. The question quickly became not "Can we do this?" but "When can we start?" Two Resource Libraries and a Primary Access Library joined thereafter: George Washington University Medical Center's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, Medical University of South Carolina Library, and Wake AHEC.

The MLA meeting brought several opportunities to learn more about Electronic Fund Transfer System . The Saturday night Electronic Fund Transfer System meeting had extraordinary attendance despite the time (it was scheduled right after the Welcome Reception, the only available time slot), the RML Directors meeting discussed the issue at length, and the DOCLINE ®, Coordinators delved into the nitty-gritty. Most encouraging was the announcement at the NLM Online Users Meeting that NLM would not only provide support and assistance to the University of Connecticut to host the system, but that NLM would participate, allowing DOCLINE ®, members to pay for their NLM loans through Electronic Fund Transfer System as well.

So what happens next? First, familiarize yourself with Electronic Fund Transfer System by going to their web site at A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available at Take a look at the flowchart called "What do I need to do to participate in Electronic Fund Transfer System ?" that is available at Look at Electronic Fund Transfer System policies as well. These are available at

Second, although anyone can join Electronic Fund Transfer System , it makes most sense to join when your interlibrary loan partners join as well, except, of course, for those agreements for which you do not charge each other. So, the place to begin is by talking with your interlibrary loan partners to see if you have common interests.

Third, you will need to sign up with Electronic Fund Transfer System . You will need to fill out an application, sign a Memorandum of Agreement, and submit a deposit that approximates three months worth of interlibrary loan charges or $100, whichever is greater. You can pay your deposit by check or ask Electronic Fund Transfer System to issue an invoice. When your account is established, Electronic Fund Transfer System will notify the SE/A regional office, and we will add your LIBID to the EFTS Library Group in DOCLINE ®,. You will want to start incorporating Electronic Fund Transfer System libraries in your routing tables.

If you charge other libraries for loans, you'll need to submit a data file to Electronic Fund Transfer System every month. You can do this in one of two ways; first, if you use ILLiad, CLIO, or QuickDoc for managing your DOCLINE ®, transactions, these systems can generate the report you need. If your automated system does not yet provide an Electronic Fund Transfer System report writing capability, you can contact the vendor and ask them to include this capability in the software ( Electronic Fund Transfer System personnel will be willing to work with the vendors on the report format). If you use a tracking system developed in-house, you may be able to program the report internally. Alternatively, you can use the Electronic Fund Transfer System File Builder Program to help you enter the data manually. Go to to download the program. If you are considering Electronic Fund Transfer System and cannot get the data otherwise, take a look at this program. People say that it is very easy to use and that it works well for libraries that do not have many loans for which they charge. Finally, you will send the data file to Electronic Fund Transfer System at

You may also wonder who pays for Electronic Fund Transfer System . Although NLM is providing support right now, Electronic Fund Transfer System is targeted to be self-supporting in three years. Each lending library is charged 3% -- which for the national maximum loan is less than the cost of a first class postage stamp! For groups using a reduced charging schema, the charge is correspondingly less. Because of this service charge, even net lenders must create a deposit account with Electronic Fund Transfer System ; this is the account from which the service charge will be debited.

What is the timetable? You can certainly join Electronic Fund Transfer System right now and find lending partners from other regions. But it's most realistic to assume it may take up to a year for the majority of SE/A NN/LM members to join. ILL groups will need to discuss whether they will participate, and if so, how much will they charge each other. Lenders will need to be able to supply data to Electronic Fund Transfer System . NLM will need time for programming and accounting changes.

If you would like to read testimonials from current users, take a look at the articles from the Greater Midwest Region at In the meantime, please continue to send comments and questions to Beth Wescott. As July 8, 2002 these SE/A libraries have joined:




Date Joined


The George Washington Medical Center
Himmelfarb Library

2300 Eye Street, NW, 101
Washington, DC 20037

Natalie Collins



Bursak Biomedical Library
Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Ann Farrell



Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
901 Sawyer Road
Marietta, GA 30062

Ellen Cooper



The Institute for Genomic Research
9712 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Bebbie Rhodes



Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
503 Robert Grant Avenue
Washington, DC 20307-5100

Judy Kessenich



Wake AHEC Medical Library
3024 New Bern Avenue, Suite G01
Raleigh, NC 27610

Susan Speer Corbett



Medical University of South Carolina
171 Ashley Avenue, P.O. Box 25043
Charleston, SC 29425

Thomas Basler



Vanderbilt University
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-8340

Dan McCollum


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NLM and NN/LM (and its partners) News

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor


  1. The National Library of Medicine and the National Agricultural Library, together with the Library of Congress acquire veterinary science/medicine materials under a joint collection development policy:

    The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and to a lesser extent the Library of Congress (LC) acquire publications on topics relating to veterinary science and provide document and information services to segments of the veterinary science community. To reduce the possibility of user confusion regarding the most appropriate source for particular materials and of unnecessary and expensive duplication of collection efforts that might arise from this overlapping responsibility, the three national libraries have reviewed their collection development policies in veterinary science and have prepared this joint statement clarifying their respective responsibilities. Some related aspects of animal science, such as anatomy and physiology, which may be of interest to users also are considered. The complete collection development policies of the libraries should be consulted for additional information.

    NLM and NAL together with LC cooperate to ensure that significant literature in veterinary science is collected, retained and preserved and to make this literature accessible to the wide variety of researchers and practitioners throughout the United States.

  2. Creating and Using a Customized Union List from SERHOLD
    SERHOLD reports in delimited format can be imported into Access, Excel, or a similar program, rearranged and manipulated it in other ways. You can customize DOCLINE ®,'s Union List Report and reformat it to meet your specific needs. Follow NLM's instructions at the following URL:

  3. The National Library of Medicine has released a PubMed Text Version created specifically for users who require special adaptive equipment to access the Web and use PubMed . PubMed text version provides basic PubMed search and retrieval functionality. Its text-based page design and easy-to-use navigational controls help simplify the process of searching and reviewing the results in PubMed . The text version can be accessed from the PubMed sidebar or directly at:

  4. Linking MedlinePlus from

    The National Library of Medicine invites you to link from your web site to MedlinePlus at

    Text to describe MedlinePlus :

    MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also provides you with a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

    Linking to MedlinePlus pages: You are welcome to link to MedlinePlus and to its over 500 health topic pages. When creating a link to MedlinePlus or pages on it, please observe the following:

  5. Designing a search using rolling dates

    If you don't want to save your search strategy, use the Entrez� date limit (from the Limits page) appropriate to your search. If you want to save your search strategy, the easiest way to do this is to design your search and then save it in the Cubby. The Cubby is designed to automatically update your search each time you run it. In other words, there is no reason to fool around with either Publication dates or Entrez dates. In fact, it is recommended that you do not. Just write the search and save it in the Cubby to be re-run at your pleasure. Cubby will automatically look for citations that were added since the last time the search was updated. If you'd like a detailed description about how this works or instructions on how to save searches in Cubby, see the PubMed Help under Cubby at this URL:

  6. Linking Medline citations to evidence-based assessments and summaries.

    Interest in evidence-based medicine has intensified in the medical community. Some journals are now devoted to publishing analytical summaries of articles published elsewhere, especially to analyze the reports in terms of evidence-based medicine. Some MEDLINE journals that publish such analytical summaries include ACP Journal Club, Evidence-Based Mental Health, and Evidence-Based Nursing.

    To facilitate users' access to these analytical summaries, NLM has begun to cite the summaries and to link them to the citations of the articles they analyze, effective with summaries published in 2002.

    For the complete details on this, see the article from the Technical Bulletin at:

  7. Online NLM Gift Shop Open for Business - The shop is a joint venture of NLM with the NIH and NOAA Recreation and Welfare Association. See pens, papers, post-its and shirts and mugs of several hues.

Veterinary Medicine: A Web Resources Sampler, Compiled by Vicki Croft, Washington State University, Health Sciences Library and Mitsuko Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Veterinary Medicine Library, for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine®, Pacific Northwest Region

Veterinary Medicine: A Web Resources Sampler, includes Internet resources, journal indexes, electronic journals and fee-based information retrieval and photocopy services from Veterinary Libraries.

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CYBERSPACE: URLs Useful Resources for Libraries

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

Veterinary Medicine/Health URLs

Agriculture Network Information Center

Subject Listing for "Animal and Veterinary Sciences"
Broader Term(s): The Thesaurus,
Current Term: Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Narrower Term(s): Animal Anatomy - Animal Behavior - Animal Ecology - Animal Genetics - Animal Health - Animal Physiology - Animal Products - Animal Reproduction - Animal Science - Animal Welfare - Animals - Disease and Pest Management - Vermiculture - Veterinary Medicine - Zoology

American Animal Hospital Association
Site includes links to Association Information, including Mission Statement, Position Statements, AAHA History, and AAHA Foundation as well as AAHA Membership information and Hospital Accreditation information.

AALAS - American Association of Laboratory Animal Science A forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals and the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit mankind and animals

American Association Of Veterinary State Boards 3100 Main Street, Suite 208
Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: 816/931-1504, Fax: 816/931-1604

American Veterinary Medical Association--AVMA Online
Features for the veterinary professional include standard AVMA information--such as AVMA policies and guidelines, continuing education, membership, employment opportunities, and the recently redesigned Network of Animal Health (NOAH). The veterinary news section contains press releases and full-text versions of JAVMA News and AVMA Bulletin. Links to state and local VMAs are also useful

American Veterinary Medical Association
Guidelines for Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine
NOAH is AVMA's Network of Animal Health - connecting colleagues, board-certified specialists, and a variety of online-interactive veterinary professional resources. NOAH is available as a member benefit to current AVMA Members. These guidelines are intended to help veterinarians make informed and judicious decisions regarding medical approaches known by several terms including "complementary," "alternative," and "integrative." Collectively, these approaches have been described as Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM.)

Terrorism updates from the AVMA

American Veterinary Medical Law Association
The (AVMLA) is a national association of attorneys, veterinarians, and other individuals and organizations with an interest in veterinary medical law and how it pertains to the veterinary profession and allied fields.
AVMLA Newsletter:

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges coordinates the affairs of the 27 U.S. Veterinary Medical Colleges, 4 Canadian Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Departments of Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine, animal medical centers, and the University of Glasgow. In addition, the association fosters the membership's teaching, research and service missions both nationally and internationally. Addressing the interests of producers and consumers of food and fiber, the interests of animal owners, and those of pet owners, AAVMC's principal goal is improving the quality of human and animal life.

Biblioteca de Veterin�ria. Revistes electr�niques
From the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and containing their catalog, reports, and full-text journals.

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Provided by Food and Drug Administration and The Drug Information Laboratory Contains full-text documents, databases, information about activities and staff, and related links and resources are offered. Located here are the FDA Veterinarian Magazine, which summarizes adverse animal drug reactions, and the FDA Approved Animal Drug Products Searchable Database.

FDA list of State Veterinarians

International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)
The IVIS website provides free access to original, up-to-date publications organized in electronic books each edited by highly qualified editors, proceedings of veterinary meetings, short courses, continuing education (lecture notes, manuals, autotutorials and interactive websites), an international calendar of veterinary events, image collections and much more with the help of private and corporate sponsors. International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) is a not-for-profit organization established to provide information to veterinarians, veterinary students and animal health professionals world wide.

MedlinePlus Pets and Pet Health
Pages include: News, general overviews, nutrition, prevention and screening, specific conditions, treatment, directories, organizations, material for children and material in Spanish. In addition there are links to MEDLINE for recent research articles on general pet health, pet therapy and diseases transmitted to humans as well as further links to MedlinePlus ' rabies and wellness and lifestyle pages

National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies The National Biosecurity Resource Center is a data haven to enable government, commodity groups, veterinarians and producers to meet the challenges of animal health emergencies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Medicine Library
Includes study resources and community service information, catalog, article databases, online search resources and:

Veterinary Abbreviations and Acronyms
This list focuses on abbreviations and acronyms commonly used in veterinary practice and supplements the standard and widely available reference sources such as Gale's Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary. It is intended for use by veterinary students, researchers, practitioners, and librarians.

Resources for Veterinary Practitioners, Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library
Includes databases, web resources, books, Personal Digital Assistants and instructive library guides.

"Virtual" Veterinary Center -- Martindale's Health Science Guide
The Virtual Veterinary Center provides an amazing number of links and resources and serves as an internet veterinary reference library. Included in this site are links to medical dictionaries and glossaries in eight languages, veterinary school curriculums, course descriptions, lesson modules, cases, and images. The veterinary journal link offers full-text electronic journals, individual contents pages of many important journals, and a contents page database.

World Wide Web Virtual Library Veterinary Medicine, Mail Listings

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events August-November 2002

August 13-16

5th National Conference of African American Librarians Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Culture Keepers V: Access
Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 9-10

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act
Held at the National Agricultural Library
Contact AWIC at Telephone (301) 504-6212, FAX (301) 504-7125, Animal Welfare Information Center, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

October 17-19

2002 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting,
Links Around DC
Wyndham City Center Hotel Washington, DC

October 17-23

Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association 52nd Annual Libraries Creating One World: Connections, Collaborations, Cooperatives: libraries creating one world or link from
Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, Nashville, TN

Nov 18-21

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) "Knowledge, Connections and Community" in Philadelphia, PA
Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel

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NLM Technical Bulletin Table of Contents

May - June, 2002

Technical Notes: - e1

2002 MLA Update: Additional NLM Events

New Version of NLM Gateway Adds Citations from 1957 to OLDMEDLINE

New Look for TOXNET ® and DIRLINE®; A New Database - Haz-Map

About NCBI

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users - 2002 - Now Available

PubMed 's Journal Browser Provides Links to LOCATORplus

Fifth Anniversary of PubMed : Five Years of Free MEDLINE

NCBI Offers Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Information Specialists

New Search Feature on LOCATORplus

Additional Bioethics Citations Added to MEDLINE/ PubMed : Court Decisions and Laws

Linking MEDLINE Citations to Evidence-Based Medicine Assessments and Summaries - e2

NLM is now citing evidence-based analytical summaries.

Technical Bulletin Issue completed, June 28, 2002
Go to the Technical Bulletin web page

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Publication Information

This Issue: SEA Currents, July/August 2002, volume 20, issue 4

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SEA Currents: Newsletter of the Southeastern Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is published bi-monthly by NN/LM SEA.

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