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Animal Sciences


Online Periodical Index Databases

Free Databases and Selection of Links to Websites


Databases, Directories and Metasites 

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 Alternative Medicine

 Animal Behavior





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Databases, Directories and Metasites

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. Although AGRICOLA does not contain the materials, thousands of AGRICOLA records are linked to online full-text documents, with new links being added every day.

AGRIS International
Covers general agriculture, extension, administration and legislation, economics, development, and rural sociology, plant production, forestry, animal production, aquatic sciences and fisheries, machinery and buildings, natural resources, food science, home economics, human nutrition, and pollution. International coverage.

Free online journals and newsletters in agriculture, including Animal Science

The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
Full-text literature of agriculture, animal science, food science, forestry, soil science, etc., dating from the mid-eighteenth century on. From Cornell University.

The Electronic Zoo
Very accessible site leading to information on beterinary medicine and animal sciences, publications, organizations, and newsgroups. Maintained through Washington University's Division of Comparative Medicine.

World Wide Web - NetVet
A compendium of resources researched and maintained by  Dr. Ken Boschert, a Veterinarian at Washington University's Division of Comparative Medicine, located in St. Louis, Missouri.

World Wide Web Virtual Library - Veterinary Medicine
Huge directory featuring publications, organizations, government resources, academic resources and image library.

General Sites

Agriculture Network Information Center
AgNIC is a guide and search engine providing quality agricultural information on the Internet as selected by the National Agricultural Library, Land-Grant Universities, and other institutions.

Breeds of Livestocks
Presented by the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University, this site is intended as an educational and informational resource on breeds of livestock throughout the world.

Gene Mapping Information
Genome maps of cattle, swine, and sheep, from the USDA Meat Animal Research Center. See also Other Gene Maps from Iowa State University

Extensive listing of resources related to veternary studies created and maintained by of Dr. Ken Boschert, a Veterinarian at Washington University's Division of Comparative Medicine. Very user friendly.

Poultry Science - Virtual Library
Academic sites dealing with poultry.

Sheep at Cornell
Website for Cornell University's sheep Program. The Cornell Sheep Program evaluates and disseminates information on management, nutrition, health, selection, and marketing strategies for highly productive sheep systems.

Animal Science at KSU
Articles from the Kansas State University.

University of Massachusetts - Veternary and Animal Sciences
UMASS offers Undergraduate study with options in Animal Sciences, Pre-veterinary, Biotechnology, Animal Industries. Find out about these programs and more at this site.

Web site for the United States Department of Agriculture.

Alternative Medicine

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
Membership information.

Alternative Care for Horses
Brief page on equine care from AltVet.

Alternative Care in Equine Medicine
Another brief page discussing various alternative medicine approaches.

Animal Acupuncture Academy
Official web site of this organization. Course information is provided.

Google Web Directory - Animal Alternative Medicine
Directory of sites describing many types of alternative medicine. Becareful here. While these sites may provide some useful information about organizations, and general overviews of practices, most sites here are NOT scholarly at all.

Homeopathic Treatment of Animals
Report includes information on homeopathic treatment of animals in 15 european countries, as well as information on regulations for homeopathic medicinal products intended for veterinary use.

Holistic Dog Links
Useful links for canine care.

Integrative Treatment of Dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease
Article on various approaches to alternative medical treatment by R.M. Clemmons, DVM, PhD Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Information about this organization, directoryof acupuncture professionals and related links.

Medicinal Plants for Livestock
Cornell University website on benefits and toxicities of medicinal plants for livestock.

Natural Holistic Health Care
This site provides details on holistic care for animals including Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Nutrition, Phone Consultations, Referrals and related information. Site created by Dr Larry Bernstein., a holistic veterinarian.

Taskforce for Veterinary Science
Advisory page with links to some articles.

The Veterinary Acupuncture Page
The "Veterinary Acupuncture Page" , aims to provide educational material on Acupuncture to Veterinarians , who want to learn this therapeutic method.

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Lab- Dr. Chris Evans
Overview of current research on communication and cognitive processes in a wide range of organisms, including birds, lizards, fish and macropod marsupials at Macquarie University, Australia, with detailed material on each project, including sound recordings, video clips, and PDF files. Opportunities for graduate students and postdocs are also listed

Animal Behavior Society
News and resources available through this organization are featured here as well as newsletter and grant information.

Animal Cognition and Behavior 
- Important Scientists in the Early Development of Comparative Cognition 

Animal Information Center
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act.  This site, which is maitained by the USDA, provides information on wild, research, farm, zoo and circus animals.

Avian Visual Cognition
Edited and Published by Dr. Robert G. Cook, Department of Psychology Tufts University

Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior
The web site for this University of Indiana's Center which conducts integrative studies across the fields of Biology, Psychology, Neural Science, Anthropology and other disciplines. Included here are links for teaching.

Chimpanzee Cultures
A database of chimpanzee cultural behaviours.

Dolphin Institute
Dedicated to conservation of and education about dolphins and whales. Research projects include dolphin echolocation, language capabilities, and memory and humpback whale socialization and migration.

Encyclopedia of Psychology - Animal Behavior and Instinct Links
Numerous links.

Fauna Communications Institute
Institute researches bioacoustics and animal communication, especially of endangered species.

Honey Bee Research at the University of Illinois
Research in Gene E. Robinson's lab studying the mechanisms of social behavior in honey bees.

Ontologies for Ethology
Peter E. Midford's research in coding animal behavior descriptions, particularly ethograms using ontology and knowledge represention techniques.

Organzation of Biological Field Stations
This organization is concerned with field facilities for biological research and education, primarily in North America and Central America. This site provides links to OBFS member stations. Individual stations include descriptions of courses offered, summer internships, teacher education, etc.

Primate Behavior
Excellent resource with many links maintained by the University of Wisconsin Primate Resource Center. Scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects including social behavior, feeding, predation and learning.

Works of Charles Darwin
Complete works online of Darwin.