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Our services

Our services are designed to support your every day work in practice whilst keeping you up to date with the latest clinical research and are available to all our users. 

'Library services price list' and relevant request forms are available to download from the 'Related documents' box.

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Library membership

Our core membership package gives you off-site access to a wide range of full text electronic journals, and allows you to do your own literature searches on the world's largest veterinary medicine bibliographic database. For more information on member benefits and how to join.

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Literature searches

If you are short of time or having difficulty finding information we can carry out a literature search for you. We will then send you a list of references. The search will normally be completed within 5 working days.

Please complete this literature search request form.

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Literature searching workshops

A workshop for beginners and those with intermediate skills, covering database searching and accessing online resources including electronic journals, focusing on the resources offered by the RCVS Knowledge Library.

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Subject alerts

To help you keep up-to-date with the latest information we can supply quarterly alerts in a range of subjects such as veterinary dentistry and veterinary cardiology. Alerts are sent out in January, April, July and October and contain details of all the articles published in the previous three months.

This service is available free of charge to all veterinary nurses registered with the RCVS.  An example of this alert is available to download from the 'Related documents' box on the right. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email us at library@rcvsknowledge.org

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Photocopy requests

We can send you photocopies from journals, conference proceedings, reports and books, subject to copyright law, for private study or research.  Just complete a copyright declaration form with details of your request and return it to us.  We will then send the photocopy to you by post or fax.  Requests are normally processed within two working days; and urgent requests within a couple of hours.

Please complete this Copyright declaration form to request an article.

If your request is for a commercial purpose, an additional copyright fee is applied. Please complete this form.

Just wanted to say thanks very much for the excellent service the library has provided, my articles arrived Friday as promised less than 48hrs after my enquiry and I thought this was definitely worth an email to say thanks!

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Interlibrary loans (ILL)

If we don’t have the material you need in our Library, we will try and obtain it for you from another library via our interlibrary loan service.

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Postal loans

If you can’t come into the Library, we can send materials to you by post. Books can be borrowed for four weeks. They can then be renewed a further two times if no one else is waiting for them.

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Genealogical search

Do you think you may have a vet in the family or are you interested in the vets who worked in your practice?  If so get in touch with us and we’ll do the research for you
 

 

Interested?
If you have any questions, or would like to sign up to any of the services, contact us on 020 7202 0752,  email library@rcvsknowlege.org or fax to 020 7202 0751

 

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