Key electronic resources for Equine Science and Animal Welfare

  • Use databases to search for details of articles, published in all the most important journals in a particular subject area.

    Databases recommended for finding articles in equine science are:

    • Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge)

      This host service provides a single route to many of the key scientific databases subscribed to by Brookes. These are: the Web of Science Core Collection (including the Science Citation Index); MEDLINE; Biosis Citation Index; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science; and Journal Citation Reports. Databases can be searched individually or together and bibliographic records will link to any full-text content available via Full Text Finder.

    • Academic Search Complete
      A full-text database providing full articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, across a wide range of subjects, including pet welfare and equine and horse topics.
    • BIOSIS Citation Index

      Life sciences and biomedical research - includes agriculture, animal studies, bio-engineering, bio-physics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, zoology and experimental clinical medicine. Over 18 million records. 1969 to present.

    • Factiva (Full text plus some abstract/index)

      International news database providing archive of 10,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Leading national newspapers, trade and professional journals, the BBC Monitoring Service (transcripts of world radio broadcasts) are all included.

    • ScienceDirect Freedom Collection
      Contains around 2500 full text journals published by Elsevier, mainly in science, technology and medicine. Full text coverage for most journals in the collection is available from 2002 to present.
    • SPORT discus (Full text)

      SPORT Discus contains information on sports medicine,exercise physiology, physical fitness, sports science, sports psychology, biomechanics, training, teaching, programming and coaching material and includes animal sports. Journals indexed, related to equine science, include Horse and Rider; Dressage Today; Practical Horseman; Canadian Horse Annual, HorseLife Magazine and Equus.

    • Zetoc: electronic table of contents from the British Library

      This database covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance and the humanities. It covers material published since 1993 and is updated daily.

    N.B. The Library's electronic databases page provides a complete list of all our databases with brief details of subject coverage and access information.

    The Library has full-text access to over 10,000 journals, the vast majority of which are available over the internet.

    Looking for a particular electronic journal? Search for the journal title or browse on E-journals by title.

    Looking for a particular print journal? Search for the journal title on the Library Catalogue.

    Looking for journal articles on a subject? Use a database - see the suggestions above.

    Titles that we have online access to include: 

    • Animal Welfare
    • Canadian Veterinary Journal
    • Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice
    • Equine Veterinary Education
    • Equine Veterinary Journal
    • Frontiers in Zoology
    • In Practice 
    • Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
    • Journal of Equine Science
    • Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
    • Journal of Veterinary Science
    • The Veterinary Journal
    • Veterinary Record

    Find our electronic books by searching the Library catalogue.  You can then refine your search to the electronic books catalogue.
    Another electronic reference work that may be of interest to you:

    Oxford Reference Online - About 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.


    These sites may contain, or be gateways to, information useful for equine science.