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Veterinary Medicine: E-Books


Bovine Laminitis and Lameness Piermatteis Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and CatFerrets, Rabbits and Rodents


For a complete list of veterinary and biomedical-related e-Books see the right column.

For Vet Med e-Book use in 2016 see the Excel file below. 

Finding Library E-Books

The surest way to find e-books is to search the Library Catalog.

Classic Catalog


Library E-Books -- Getting started

Library e-books come from different vendors with different license agreements, but they can be divided into two major types.

Two types of library e-books

Unlimited simultaneous users -- No limit on the number of users who can use the e-book at one time. This is the access model the Vet Med Library prefers to purchase when possible. Most e-books from Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell allow unlimited simultaneous users. The format of these e-books is as a PDF.  Download the chapters, or sections, of the e-book you need. Please be sure to observe copyright and only use these PDFs for your personal use. Instructors -- Feel free to post the link to chapters, but not the PDF itself.

Restricted access -- Restrictions vary between vendors and even within vendor offerings! Common restrictions are 1 user, 3 simultaneous users and 300 checkouts per year. Once the access limit is reached, you will be blocked or put into a queue. Most EBL, Ebrary, NetLibrary and Ebsco e-books have restricted access. In addition to access restrictions, the format depends on the vendor. Although the e-book can be viewed in a browser, this is often slow and awkward. The Vet Med Library recommends downloading Adobe Digital Editions and creating a free account. This allows much more convenient and responsive viewing in PDF or epub format. In many cases, Adobe Digital Editions also allows you to transfer the e-book to your preferred reading platform.

All library e-books are available off-campus. To access e-books from off-campus, you will be asked for your Auburn University username and password.

Classic Catalog

VIN E-Books

VIN Library
Vet students and faculty: Use your VIN login to access their e-Books.

Titles include: Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, 8th ed. (2015); North American Companion Animal Formulary, 11th ed. (2015); and BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, 7th ed. ( 2011)



IVIS E-Books

IVIS e-books are free but you need to create a free account.

Titles include: Avian Medicine (1994); Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America (2001); and Management of Laboratory Care and Use Programs (2002)

Veterinary and Biomedical E-books -- Alphabetical list

e-Books in veterinary medicine & biomedicine

Most of our e-Books allow unlimited simultaneous users!

    Access restrictions (if any) are noted (e.g., number of simultaneous users)

Don't forget to search the library catalog to find all books -- print & electronic

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