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The University of Cambridge subscribes to many databases to support teaching, learning and research. Almost all of these can be accessed by your Raven credentials. The A-Z list of databases provides links to all the subscribed resources. Below are a list of the more important ones for veterinary.

IMAIOS Online Anatomy Anatomical and radiology atlas of veterinary anatomy

For off-campus access, University members will be prompted for their Raven ID

IMAIOS Online Anatomy

PubMed PubMed contains 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. Includes links to full text articles and related resources.

PubMed is an open access resource and does not require a log in

Access PubMed

Scopus Scopus is a navigation tool covering the world's largest collection of abstracts, references and indexes of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources make Scopus quick, easy and comprehensive.

For off-campus access, University members will be prompted for their Raven ID

Access Scopus

Web of Science

Web of Science is an online scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialised sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline. 

For off-campus access, University members will be prompted for their Raven ID

Access Web of Science


We provide many texts in electronic as well as paper form. As a result, we have a wide range of ebook packages for you to tap into. Most of these can be accessed through searching iDiscover.

We have access to the electronic BSAVA library.

BSAVA manuals The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) manuals are the practical answer for veterinary professionals. These user-friendly and highly illustrated books which cover the range of small animal veterinary topics, including medicine and surgery, diagnostics, exotic pets, veterinary nursing and practice management

For off-campus access, University members will be prompted for their Raven ID

Access BSAVA resources


Most recent research can be found online through the many journal titles that we subscribe to. Whether you're reading for a lecture, trying to work out a new method for a project, or putting together a literature review, many articles can be found through our databases (see above) or through using iDiscover to search for journal titles and articles.

If you find something that is not available to you, it may be that you need to request a copy of an article through our Request a Digital Copy service. Please see the librarian for further information.


Access full text anywhere -  Lean Library is a browser extension that will automatically detect when you have access to something. This access might be provided through the University of Cambridge's subscriptions, or it might be an Open Access version. This will reduce the need for hours spent trying to log in to different websites or hitting paywalls and will give you quick access to what you need.

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CamGuides is a set of resources for students beginning undergraduate, taught Master's degrees or PhD research at the University of Cambridge. There are three separate versions:

CamGuides is designed to help students prepare for their studies in Cambridge, regardless of their subject or college. It focuses on some of the academic and information practices and skills that students commonly engage in, or require, for their degrees.

Veterinary Library at the West Hub

Opening hours

The West Hub is open from 08.00 until 21.00 Monday to Friday.

Workspaces are available throughout the day on a first come first served basis.

The Library team are onsite from 09.00 until 17.00 with the North Room available from building open to close.

Contact Information:

Librarian: Lorraine Leonard



Postal Address:

The Library 
The West Hub JJ Thomson Ave
CB3 0ES 


Veterinary Librarian's Hours of work: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 3:30pm

Physically present in the library Tuesdays

Working from home Thursday

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For further information:

Email: Lorraine Leonard, Librarian