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Below is a curated list of resources that provide a good place to start your research. To learn more about the Libraries’ resources and how to find the information you need, check out our Library DIY page or use the chat box in the lower right to chat with a librarian. You may also contact the Agricultural Sciences Librarian, Nicole Juve, to ask questions or to schedule a research consultation. Contact Nicole via email at  

Getting Started

Need to find the full text of a specific article? Want to see if we have online access to a specific journal? See our Find Journals guide for instructions.

*Tip: If the library does not have the article you need, you can request it (for free) through Interlibrary Loan.

Need to find one or more articles on a topic? Try one of our databases! See a list of the most recommended databases for Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the bottom of this page or check out our lists of databases for Agriculture & Food Systems and for Veterinary Medicine & Technology.

*Tip: Looking for peer-reviewed, original research articles? The Finding and Identifying Original Research Articles in the Sciences guide has information that describes peer-review and characteristics of original research articles (so you know what to look for!).

Database Searching Tips

Selected Journals

Looking for new books? See our New Books in Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources page.

Looking for books by topic or title? Use the library search. This search will include results for more than just books. If you want to narrow the results to just books, select Books from the Resource Type filter along the right.

You can also search by author or title

Find a Book on the Shelf

See our Find a Books on the Shelf guide. Most of our Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine books are in the SF section on the second floor of the main library. (See floor maps.)

Request Books

Can't find the book(s) you want? You can request books the library does not have through our Interlibrary Loan service (free to NDSU students, staff, and faculty) and we will try to obtain a copy for you to borrow.

Are there books you think should be available through the library? Contact the Agricultural Sciences Librarian at to recommend materials for the library collections. 

A wide variety of search techniques can be employed to find data and a statistics you need for your research. For tips on finding, evaluating, and citing data and statistic, check out our Finding Data and Statistics guide.

Selected Resources for Animal Science Data and Statistics

Try a site search in Google so that all your search results will be from government websites. For example, if you are looking for information on palmer amaranth that is published or available on government websites, search for the following in Google: bovine tuberculosis

You can also use a Google site search to search a specific website. For example, try: bovine tuberculosis

See our Government Information Research Guide for more tips for finding government information as well as links to multiple resources.

Selected Government Websites

Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by the AASVB. Information about eligibility, the submission process, scheduling our exam and more can be found on the VTNE Overview page for more . For online practice test information, sample questions, and review materials, check out their Study for the VTNE page.

Test Prep

We have test-prep books available in the library (see below). You can also search the library catalog for books on topics covered in the exam. (For a list of topics, see the Domains, Tasks, and Knowledge Statements document available here.)

eBooks Print Books


Course Guides

Finding Sources

See the upper section of this research guide for information how to find sources, including recommended journals and databases as well as how to find different kinds of resources (articles, books, data, statistics, and government information).

Looking for peer-reviewed, referred, original-research, or primary sources/articles? See our related guides:

Evaluating Sources

There are many different methods for evaluating. Below are links to descriptions and explanations of some selected evaluation methods. Keep in mind that the answer as to whether or not a source is a "good" source can depend on the context of the source itself and what you are planning to do with the source. 

Citing Sources

Evaluating Sources

Citing Sources

Finding Sources

Books for ANSC 485

  • Achieving Sustainable Production of Eggs, Volume 1: Safety and Quality (ebook)
  • Achieving Sustainable Production of Eggs, Volume 2: (ebook)
  • Achieving Sustainable Production of Poultry Meat, Volume 1: Safety, Quality and Sustainability (ebook)
  • Achieving Sustainable Production of Poultry Meat, Volume 2: Breeding and Nutrition (ebook)
  • Achieving Sustainable Production of Poultry Meat, Volume 3: Health and Welfare (ebook)
  • Commercial Chicken Meat and Egg Production (print)
  • Poultry Feathers and Skin: The Poultry Integument in Health and Welfare (print)
  • Poultry Quality Evaluation: Quality Attributes and Consumer Values (ebook)


To find articles on various aspects of poultry project, try searching in one of the following databases that can be found on the A-Z list: Scopus; Web of Science:Core Collection; PubMed; CAB Digital Library; ASABE Technical Library. Or try this search for poultry journals in the library's Journal Search.

Government Agencies and Websites

Poultry Industry Associations

Recommended Databases for Animal and Veterinary Science

Agricultural Sciences Librarian

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Nicole Juve
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