The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code (beginning VMS...). This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites. These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.
Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.
Key databases for Veterinary Medicine & Science are:
Animal Behavior Abstracts
ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Biological Sciences (ProQuest platform)
Human Nutrition Abstracts
Medline (EBSCO Interface)
Web of Science
SurreySearch allows you to search for books, articles, AV materials, databases, items in our archives and special collections and the research outputs of our academics and PhD students.
Journals and eJournals are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly. Journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication. Use SurreySearch to find journal titles or articles. Print journals are available on Level 2.
eBooks allow you to access textbooks online either in subject areas or larger collections. These can be found on SurreySearch.
Newspapers are available online using the Nexis database. A digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985 is also available online.
Useful web links
Study Skills guides
Cottrell, S. (2013) The study skills handbook. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 378.170281/COT
Cottrell, S. (2010) Skills for success: the personal development planning handbook. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 650.1/COT