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December 2016 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2017-01-17 14:43

Take a look at the CVM author publications for December 2016 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NC State authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NC State publications, please email or call us at 919-513-6218.

Veterinary Student Artwork on Display – Spring 2017

Fri, 2017-01-13 09:38

Visit the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine to see the new artwork installed January 2017. The Library entrance portholes feature reproductions of veterinary student artwork from the Spring 2016 Veterinary Illustration Selective VMC 991-29 taught by Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf, Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology.

Veterinary Illustration is a one-week studio course taught at the CVM each spring. It offers veterinary students the opportunity to hone their observation as well as their drawing and illustration skills with live observations at the Teaching Animal Unit and other locations. Students became familiar with basic drawing and pen and ink techniques with an emphasis on rendering from three dimensional objects, living animals, and photographs from books and journals in the Libraries’ collections. To learn more about the course, and other art and design efforts at the CVM, read the article “Creativity and a Critical Eye” (pg. 7-8) in the NCSU Libraries Focus magazine

Fourteen works highlighting a variety of drawing techniques were selected by a jury of faculty, staff and librarian judges. The seven listed below came on display January 13, 2017 and will be on display through this summer.

Top Row (Left to Right) [click below for detailed images]

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

Thank you to all of the artists Class of 2017: Kristina Baltutis, Candace Matthews Stroud; Class of 2018: Paige Harrelson, Jessica Loyd, Jessica Palmer, Elizabeth Smith; Class of 2019: Christine Crawford, Kris Kellermeyer, Kassie Martinez, Will Patterson, Catherine Si, David Tamas. The previous set of images are also online.

The drawings were photographed and prepared for porthole display by Nathan Latil, Media & Design, College of Veterinary Medicine.

MLK Jr. Day Hours

Thu, 2017-01-12 11:31

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Veterinary Medicine Library will be open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm on Monday, January 16.

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – go to NCSU Libraries’ Libraries & Hours page for details.

Special Collections Display in Veterinary Medicine Library

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:37

Currently on display in the William Rand Kenan Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine is a selection of items highlighting the history of the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, a legacy preserved and shared by the Special Collections Research Center. The display features materials that tell the story of the evolution of the College of Veterinary Medicine, focusing especially on the administrators, faculty, and students at the heart of that story. Below is a preview of the items on display – visit the Veterinary Medicine Library to see more!

Veterinary Medicine campus site, circa 1977.

The two original barns were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s. The site became the University Dairy Farm for NC State in 1940, before becoming part of the original campus of the School of Veterinary Medicine (later re-named the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987).  Photographs located in the Terrence M. Curtin Papers (MC 00420).

Terrence Curtin, founding dean of the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine, serving from 1979-1992.

A biography of founding dean Terrence Curtin, in the 1984 “Fact Book” for School of Veterinary Medicine, is located in the NCSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Equity Records (UA 005.009).

NCSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, featured in 1984 Vet Med yearbook, "VetCetera."

The NCSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (SCAVMA) was founded in 1981, by the first class of students enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Image above is found in the Vet Med 1984 yearbook, “VetCetera,” located in the College of Veterinary Medicine Publications (UA 145.200).

Installing whale skeleton in College of Veterinary Medicine building, 1988.

The College of Veterinary Medicine installed a whale skeleton in its main building in 1988, after collecting the skeleton from the Outer Banks in 1986 through the work of faculty members J.W. Doyle, Ed Smallwood, and Paul Nader, as well as Vet Med student and faculty volunteers and the National Guard. The above photographs are located in the Terrence M. Curtin Papers (MC 00420). More information on the skeleton discovery and installation can be found in the Technician article below.

Technician article, Oct. 1, 1986: “Skeleton gave Vet School ‘whale’ of a job”

These items and more will be on display in the Vet Med Library through the spring 2017 semester.

You can learn more about the history of the College of Veterinary Medicine through its Historical State timeline, and in other collection materials in the SCRC, including digitized photographs, documents, folders, and a written history by founding dean Terrence M. Curtin. If you have questions about the display or about these or other items in the SCRC, please contact us!

50 Years of Lemurs at Duke – Exhibit at Duke University Libraries until February 19, 2017

Wed, 2017-01-04 13:06

The exhibit “50 Years of Lemurs at Duke” is open until February 19, 2017 in the Duke University’s Perkins Library in the Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery.

Exploring the Lemur Center of Duke University this exhibition includes images and video of the Lemurs, as well as information about research at the center such as brain science, genomics, biomechanics, and communication.

More information about the gallery. Directions to the Perkins Library.

The Best Book I Read This Year and VML reading recommendations

Fri, 2016-12-16 09:02

Looking for some recreational reading over the Winter Holiday? Check out the NCSU Libraries’ The Best Book I Read This Year blog for suggestions with brief reviews from NCSU Libraries’ faculty, staff, students and others. If you are looking for something you can pick up at the VML, how about these two recommendations:

The World of Caffeine, by Bennett Alan Weinberg and Bonnie K. Bealer. This wide-ranging “natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favourite mood enhancer” covers the history and science of the drug from Tea to No-Doz and everything in between. A perfect book to grab when you are looking to curl up with a hot mug of the caffeine delivery system of your choice.

Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence is an accessible yet rigorous new look at the avian mind by primatologist-turned-ornithologist Dr. Nathan Emery. Full of beautiful and informative illustrations, Bird Brain covers the earliest experiments in avian intelligence right up to the latest research into birds’ cognitive capacity and offers insightful and surprising conclusions about how our feathered friends think, and what that means for our more general assumptions about animal (and human!) intelligence.

VML Winter Holiday Hours

Wed, 2016-12-07 09:34

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours over the Winter Holiday break :

Thursday & Friday, December 15-16 7:30am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday, December 17-18 1:00pm – 5:00pm Monday – Friday, December 19-23 7:30am – 6:00pm Saturday, Dec 24 – Monday, Jan 2 CLOSED Tuesday – Friday, January 3-6 7:30am – 6:00pm Saturday, January 7 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Additional hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – go to NCSU Libraries’ Libraries & Hours page for details.

It’s Time For Spring Reserves!

Tue, 2016-11-29 14:46

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be copied from each course’s online syllabus published as of Wednesday, December 7. Required (and optional) texts and library reserve titles will be entered in Reserves Direct, the Libraries’ online reserve management system.

If you need to put materials on reserve at the Veterinary Medicine Library for other courses meeting on this campus, please give us a reserve list (or email it as an attachment to by Wednesday, December 7.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, & edition) for titles desired.

All personal materials (both books and media) listed on the syllabus or reserve lists should also be brought to the Library by Wednesday, December 7.

If you need to put materials on reserve at any of the other NCSU Libraries for courses that meet on the other campuses, visit

For information on VML reserves services and the online reserve management system, see Course Reserves on our website. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Dave Provost at or 919-513-6408.

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Native American Heritage Month – Read a Story your History Book Never Told

Sun, 2016-11-20 20:20

We recognize Stories Your History Book Never Told for Native American Heritage Month. The Veterinary Medicine Library thanks DVM student Jessica Loyd for compiling a display of NCSU Libraries books from the readings recommended by the First Nations Development Institute. Please consider reading one of these as you recover from finals. They will remain on display until December 10, 2016.

1. Horse Nations
2. Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold
3. Guns, Germs and Steel
4. The Only Land I Know
5. Exiled in the Land of the Free
6. Tellico Archeology: 12,000 years of Native American History
7. Native American History: A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and their Links to World Events
8. The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization

For the complete list, visit
Many of the other books on the list are available from the NCSU Libraries but currently checked out or on order. Please let us know if there are books you would like to see in our collections.

Finals Week

Sun, 2016-11-06 07:00

As the CVM heads into Final Examinations week, the Veterinary Medicine Library would like to remind you of the resources we have available to help you study effectively and efficiently.

In addition to your textbooks and other readings, the Veterinary Medicine Library offers:

  • Quiet study spaces for individuals and small groups
  • Earplugs
  • Headphones
  • White noise machine
We are open extended hours beginning on Sunday, November 13, and don’t forget that both the D. H. Hill Library and the James B. Hunt Jr Library are open 24 hours a day during the week. In addition, the CVM has a 24-hour computer lab open in Room TC1551. Check the NCSU Libraries website for full details about hours at the Veterinary Medicine Library and our other branches.

VML Finals/Thanksgiving Hours Sun Nov 13 11:00am – midnight Mon-Wed Nov 14-16 7:00am – midnight Thu-Fri Nov 17-18 6:00am – midnight Sat Nov 19 6:00am – 7:00pm Sun Nov 20 10:00am – midnight Mon-Tue Nov 21-22 6:00am – midnight Wed Nov 23 6:00am – 6:00pm Thu-Fri Nov 24-25 CLOSED Sat-Sun Nov 26-27 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Happy studying, and best of luck!


Wed, 2016-11-02 15:39

VMLfie? A photo from above of the Veterinary Medicine Library reading area.

While the newest addition to the Veterinary Medicine Library’s growing Tech Lending program is a Selfie Stick, we also offer a number of more academically oriented devices, from video adapters and digital voice recorders to iPads and laptops. You can see our  list of VML Tech Lending items here, and check out the full Tech Lending menu available at the NCSU Libraries. Many items can be sent to VML from the D. H. Hill Library and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library for you to check out.

Answers about Veterinary Open Access

Mon, 2016-10-31 07:36

Thanks for participating in Open Access week. Here are the answers to the questions we posted…..

What % of One Health articles published are open access for everyone to read?

41% of One Health articles in our study (Vreeland, Alpi, Pike, Whitman, Kennedy-Stoskopf — see open access article in Journal of the Medical Library Association –
- Of 2651 unique articles, 814 (30.7%) open immediately, 262 (9.9%) partially open-after embargo, 1575 (59.4%) closed forever?

What % of articles published by NCSU CVM faculty in 2014 are open access for everyone?

32% overall. 23% in open access journals (n=65); 9% at the article level (n=24) in PubMed Central due to funder requirements; 68% (n=191) closed.
- One thing you can do even if you publish your article in a closed access journal is consider depositing your manuscript in the NCSU Libraries Scholarly Publications Repository so it will be freely accessible. See example —

How much would I have to pay a year as an individual subscriber to get one veterinary journal like Veterinary Clinics of North America?
$310 a year for an individual subscription to VCNA Small Animal Practice. This gets you 6 issues of year of in-depth review articles. Budget accordingly!

Thanks for reading and please let us know if we can help you find ways to make the results of your research more available. Have a great week!

Veterinary Medicine Library team in collaboration with the NCSU Libraries Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center.