This website reflects the results of a sabbatical leave spent investigating the most influential books and journals in veterinary medicine. There were two parts to the study - the bibliography of in-print veterinary medicine books and the bibliometric study of veterinary medical journals that resulted in a ranked list of journals.
The bibliography of in-print veterinary medicine books published in English is intended to be used as an acquisitions and evaluation tool for developing the monograph component of new veterinary medicine collections or for supplementing existing science, technology, and medicine collections where veterinary medicine is within the scope of the collection. It may also be used as an evaluation tool by staff of academic libraries that support a veterinary medicine curriculum. It is not a comprehensive list. The books listed in this bibliography have been recommended by those who use them: veterinary medicine faculty, graduate students, and librarians.
This bibliography was originally published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Crawley-Low J. Veterinary medicine books recommended for academic libraries. J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 October; 92(4): 473-488. Full-text at PubMed Central
The ranked list of journals is the result of a bibliometric analysis of the journal titles appearing in the reference lists of papers published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research from 2001 - 2003. More than 25,000 bibliographic references were examined for material type, date of publication, and frequency of journals cited. The ranked list is divided into 3 zones: the first contains the 24 most highly ranked veterinary and biomedical journals, Zone 2 contains lower ranked veterinary medicine journals and excludes biomedical journals, and Zone 3 is a list of 25 veterinary journals that were cited 10 or more times.
This research project has been published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association in 2006.
Crawley-Low J. Bibliometric analysis of the American Journal of Veterinary Research to produce a list of core veterinary medicine journals. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006 October; 94(4): 430-434. Full-text at PubMed Central