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VETC: Resources for the Veterinary Technician Program: Find veterinary topic information

List of resources available from the NCC Library for the Vet Tech Program

Peer Reviewed

A peer reviewed publication is a journal that has experts in a particular field review articles that are to be published.  All of the databases listed on this page have peer reviewed articles included.  Each one designates that article differently.

EBSCO Discovery Service has it as a filter on the search box, as shown below.  It labels it as Scholarly Peer Reviewed.

PubMed Central: all articles are peer reviewed

PubMed: all articles are peer reviewed

EBSCOhost has a filter to search for scholarly peer reviewed

ProQuest has a filter to search for peer reviewed

EJournals: Open Veterinary Journal and PLOS are all peer reviewed publications.


Search most of the library's databases with one search box, including EBSCOhost and ProQuest

EBSCO Discovery Service: Tips for using


Below the box with the search term(s) you will notice boxes that contain filters.  A filter is a way of reducing the number of search results by type of source and date of the source.  In the picture below, the ALL FILTERS box says 2, and those 2 filters are full-text available online and peer reviewed.  If you click on ALL FILTERS a window will open with more filters.  ALL TIME refers to when the item was published.  You can limit how many years will show in the results.  Go to the next picture to learn more about filters.


Filters allow you to make your result list smaller, by using source type and date range as a filtering tool.  You should always use full - text available online as a filter.  Depending on your assignment, you may not need peer reviewed.  You change the source type to book, ebook, academic journal etc. 


EBSCOhost health databases

Click on the link above, and then click on health, and you can search all of EBSCOhost's health modules at one time including: Academic Search EliteAssociates Programs SourceCINAHL with full textHealth Source Nursing and Academic Edition, and Master File Premier.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health: NCC and LCCC

PubMed Central PMC



Enter your keywords in the search box.  

The results will display.  

Narrow the search results to find a great source by using the filters: 

Text Availability: Choose Free Full Text

Article Type: Choose anything but books and documents

Publication Date: Choose 1 year or 5 years


DMV360 - contains many magazine articles and other helpful resources

Innovative Veterinary Care Journal - Innovation is the key to veterinarians staying competitive and being able to provide their clients with the absolute best care possible. IVC Journal delivers the most up to date and compelling information available by bridging the gap between the traditional worlds of allopathic and integrative veterinary care.

Open Veterinary Journal - open access journal containing scientific and original research articles.

PLOS - Public Library of Science, that provides open access to articles from 6 of their publications, including PLOS ONE and PLOS MEDICINE

Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice (links to table of contents only - full-text is available in Book Stacks SF 951 .V47)

Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice (links to table of contents only - full-text is available in Book Stacks SF 601 .V5232


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