First and foremost, we're here to help you succeed in vet school!! Please don't hesitate to ask us a question. You're welcome to walk up or email!
Second! There is A LOT of information in this guide and I'm always updating. I recommend bookmarking this page and referring back as needed.
Now, a few key things,
Main Page for the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library: http://vetmedlibrary.missouri.edu
How to access our online resources:
Check out materials with your CVM badge: Your badge is your library card at all the University Libraries.
Off-campus access with VPN or your PawPrint: You can get to our online databases, journals, and books from anywhere in the world. Use the MU VPN or start from a Library page and enter your PawPrint (first part of your email address and your email password) when you reach the Libraries Proxy server. More information on off-campus access.
Scanning/Photocopying: Scanning is free! Scan and send to email or USB. Contact a staff member for photocopy codes. ***REMINDER*** Respect the intellectual property rights of others: wholesale photocopying or scanning of books is a violation of copyright. Why you should care
Printing: The CVM-IT computers and the stand-up computers near the entrance all print across the hall. Use your PrintQuota.
We're part of the University Libraries: The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is one of nine campus libraries. You can request that books and bound journals from other libraries be sent to Zalk Library for pick-up. You can return items from other campus libraries here, and we'll send them back for you.
Need a book chapter? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Why are reserve books only for 2 hours?
A: Reserve items are designed to be used as quick reference by you AND your classmates. A 2-hour loan lets everyone have equal access. Reserve books are not meant to be a replacement for buying the book.
Q: Do you have e-books?
A: Yep! And we're getting more all the time! MOST of your reserves should be on eBook. Also, Check out our guide to Veterinary eBooks.
Q: I want a book from Ellis Library. How do I get it? What about a book from UMKC?
A: Find the book you want in the UM LIBRARIES CATALOG (in the blue box), the library catalog for all 4 UM campuses. Click on the Request button. Log in with your username and choose the Veterinary Library as your pick-up location.
Q: I need a journal article that's in print at the vet library. How do I get it?
A: You are welcome to come in and check out the journal or make a photocopy/scan. If you prefer, you can Request a Copy, and we'll scan and send it to you (for free!).
Q: There's a journal article I need, but MU doesn't have it. How do I get it?
A: Use InterLibrary Loan! We'll get the article from another library and send it to you electronically. (Again, free!)
If you've made it this far, let's introduce ourselves!
I'm Rae! I'm the librarian here at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the only veterinary librarian in the state of Missouri. I do a lot of the background stuff including,
My goal: My goal is to help you have the resources you need and a space to study. I am s l o w l y trying to improve the library as much as I can! I'm always down for ideas and seeing what I can do 😊
Hi! I'm Jara, and I'm the library information specialist for the Vet Med Library -- meaning it's my job to help you find what you need! You can reach out to me with any questions, especially about:
My goal is to help you navigate the library and find all the resources you need!