Zalk Library: Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Zalk Library: Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Zalk Library will be closed this weekend in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

Sat – Mon (5/27 – 5/29): CLOSED

University Library Hours

Remarks by President Barack Obama on Memorial Day 2016

Recent CVM Publications

2 May 2017

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

A note on the links: the doi link will take you directly to the publisher's web page. The PMID link will take you into PubMed; the PMCID link into PubMed Central. Full-text availability will depend on your institution's subscriptions.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2017

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Jaffey JA, Williams KJ, Masseau I, Krueger M, Reinero C. Vasoproliferative process resembling pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis in a cat. BMC Veterinary Research. 2017;13(1):72. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-0984-9. PubMed PMID: 28320395; PMCID: PMC5359803. Open Access Article

Zhang MZ, Yang M, Su H, Rollins D, Zhang S. Lactobacillus colini sp. Nov., isolated from northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2017;67(2):325-9. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001624. PubMed PMID: 27902241.

Guess TM, Razu SS, Kuroki K, Cook JL. Function of the anterior intermeniscal ligament. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2017. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1600089. PubMed PMID: 28355680.

Quick JA, Bukoski AD, Doty J, Bennett BJ, Crane M, Barnes SL. Objective measurement of clinical competency in surgical education using electrodermal activity. Journal of Surgical Education. 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.01.007. PubMed PMID: 28373078.

Thamm DH, Vail DM, Post GS, Fan TM, Phillips BS, Axiak-Bechtel S, Elmslie RS, Klein MK, Ruslander DA. Alternating rabacfosadine/doxorubicin: Efficacy and tolerability in naïve canine multicentric lymphoma. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14700. PubMed PMID: 28370378. Open Access Article

Franklin CL, Ericsson AC. Microbiota and reproducibility of rodent models. Lab Animal. 2017;46(4):114-22. doi: 10.1038/laban.1222. PubMed PMID: 28328896.

Walters EM, Wells KD, Bryda EC, Schommer S, Prather RS. Swine models, genomic tools and services to enhance our understanding of human health and diseases. Lab Animal. 2017;46(4):167-72. doi: 10.1038/laban.1215. PubMed PMID: 28328880.

Manshack LK, Conard CM, Bryan SJ, Deem SL, Holliday DK, Bivens NJ, Givan SA, Rosenfeld CS. Transcriptomic alterations in the brain of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) developmentally exposed to bisphenol a or ethinyl estradiol. Physiological Genomics. 2017;49(4):201-15. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00103.2016. PubMed PMID: 28159858.

Kline RA, Kaifer KA, Osman EY, Carella F, Tiberi A, Ross J, Pennetta G, Lorson CL, Murray LM. Comparison of independent screens on differentially vulnerable motor neurons reveals alpha-synuclein as a common modifier in motor neuron diseases. PLoS Genetics. 2017;13(3):e1006680. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006680. PubMed PMID: 28362802. Open Access Article

Gupta S, Rodier JT, Sharma A, Giuliano EA, Sinha PR, Hesemann NP, Ghosh A, Mohan RR. Targeted AAV5-Smad7 gene therapy inhibits corneal scarring in vivo. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(3):e0172928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172928. PubMed PMID: 28339457; PMCID: PMC5365107. Open Access Article

Oh A, Pearce JW, Gandolfi B, Creighton EK, Suedmeyer WK, Selig M, Bosiack AP, Castaner LJ, Whiting REH, Belknap EB, Lyons LA, Aderdein D, Alves PC, Barsh GS, Beale HC, Boyko AR, Castelhano MG, Chan P, Ellinwood NM, Garrick DJ, Helps CR, Kaelin CB, Leeb T, Lohi H, Longeri M, Malik R, Montague MJ, Munday JS, Murphy WJ, Pedersen NC, Rothschild MF, Swanson WF, Terio KA, Todhunter RJ, Warren WC. Early-onset progressive retinal atrophy associated with an IQCB1 variant in African black-footed cats (Felis nigripes). Scientific Reports. 2017;7:43918. doi: 10.1038/srep43918. PubMed PMID: 28322220; PMCID: PMC5359545. Open Access Article


And Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Schatten on Her New Edited Book!

Schatten H, ed. Progress in Human Reproduction: Updates and New Horizon. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell; 2017.


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.


Team Zalk: Meet the Pets!

Meet the team behind Team Zalk!

Three cats, two dogs, and one rabbit. Oh, how we love our fur-babies! They bring such joy into our lives — how could we not share their fabulousness?

Kate wants you to Meet Trixie!

Laura wants you to Meet Stitch!  Meet Reg!

Sue wants you to Meet Dexter!  Meet Abu!  Meet Shadow!


A special shout-out to UTK Libraries for the inspiration. #UTKPets

More Online Access to Vet Clinics!

We've added additional years of online access to Veterinary Clinics of North America!

You now have access to:

Veterinary Clinics of North America (1971 – 1978)

VCNA: Equine Practice (2002 – present) Note: online access prior to 2002 is not available from the publisher.

VCNA: Exotic Animal Practice (2002 – present)

VCNA: Food Animal Practice (1985 – present)

VCNA: Small Animal Practice (1979 – present)

These "backfiles" were purchased using gift funds. Enjoy!

Collections Budget Update with Cancellation Lists

Thank you to faculty, students, and staff who contributed to the difficult process of reducing our collections spending in FY17. We have completed the process for this fiscal year.

  • You may review lists of journals cancelled.
  • We stopped ordering books on April 1 and will resume after July 1. Please let your subject librarian know of materials you will need for the summer and early fall as soon as you can.
  • Please be aware especially of how these budget cuts may impact your students as they must rely more on interlibrary loan and MOBIUS for materials. These impacts include:


    • waiting for delivery of articles and books from other libraries;
    • shorter loan periods; and
    • stricter overdue fines from other libraries.
  • Although it’s tempting to use informal methods (I can haz pdf, SciHub, etc.) to obtain articles, be aware that these often involve violations of copyright and license agreements, can pose online security issues, and prevent us from knowing what you need. We will deliver materials via interlibrary loan as quickly as possible—and use request data to make future budget decisions.
  • Help us be more aware of what materials are used: please link to articles and other online materials rather than reposting pdfs.
  • Please do not reshelve materials used in the libraries. Just leave them on a table or reshelving area, so we can register that they’ve been used.

Our budget for FY18 is not yet final, but we will be reducing our collections spending again. Our first project towards this reduction will be to review the titles in our package of journals published by the University of Chicago Press (Chicago Complete). To contribute your feedback on these titles, please review the list posted on our Collections Review page. Please contribute feedback by May 30th.

Resources for Veterinary Online Programs

Check out our new guide to library resources for Veterinary Online Programs!

We're here to help you succeed with your online classes. Contact us at any time!

Libraries Budget Update: Journal Cancellations

3 May 2017

The University Libraries are finalizing the previously announced 1.2 million dollar reduction to our collections expenditures for FY17.

The May update to the University Libraries – FY17 Collections Budget page includes an list of titles recommended for cancellation from some of our main journal packages. It also includes a request for feedback on journals in our Chicago Complete package.

If you have any questions about the process or the titles recommended for cancellation, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Anderson