At CABI we’ve focussed on providing the best user experience we can, helping you find answers to your questions quickly, easily and accurately. Download the VetMed Resource userguide.
There are a number of ways to perform a search in the new VetMed Resource.
You can search using the main search box that appears on every page.
You simply describe the subject of your search as you would in any popular search engine. You can also perform more complex searches here using Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT) N.B. always place the Boolean logic in uppercase / capital letters).
Use quotes to search for an exact set of words such as "animal welfare".
You can also use bracketing so that certain parts of your search are performed together e.g. (cats OR dogs) AND (dentistry OR "dental health").
To exclude materials you do not want you can select the type of information that you want by clicking on the "filter by type" box; whether it be abstracts, books, CABI held full text documents, datasheets, events, miscellaneous items, news articles or reviews.
Near the top of the page (below the CABI logo) there are buttons that take you to topic pages, which focus on information relevant to each topic.
When you go to a particular topic page (e.g. pigs) any search is automatically limited to that particular topic (as defined by our subject experts). To search within other topic areas click the "search within topic" box and select the appropriate topic you wish to search. If all boxes are deselect then a complete site search is performed.
On the search results page filter your search further by adding additional terms from the right hand column.
We have also launched the Smart Search feature. You will find this on the large tab above the search box.
These are searches on key topics created by our experts to save you time. We will create new Smart Searches if you request them and these will be made available to all users from this tab.
My VetMed Resource
This personalisation feaure will provide you with your own workspace within VetMed Resource to:
- save both individual and numerous records
- export your saved searches
- save your searches
- subscribe to saved searches via RSS and e-mail alerts so that you are made aware of the latest content