Keeping up with your PDP and CPD

The primary role of the Library is to assist new graduates embarking on their Professional Development Phase (PDP), as well as vets and veterinary nurses keeping up with their CPD requirements.

We do this by offering subsidised Library membership scheme which offers a range of benefits, including access to a range of full text electronic journals and VetMed Resource, a bibliographic database on veterinary medicine.

Let our services and resources keep you informed on the latest information and reading in your area of interest.

 

Where to start with EBVM

 

Services we offer

  • Subscribe to our subject alert services and receive the latest bibliographic references and abstracts on your subject of interest
  • inFOCUS - a journal watch service. Subscribe to have the latest updates sent directly to your inbox in a bi-monthly email containing the summaries - including the bottom line for implementation in practice - plus the option to read the original articles
  • in the Spotlight - On a bi-monthly basis we choose a topic to be in the Spotlight where we gather articles, information sources and references retrieved from CABAbstracts database that you may find useful
  • Article requests and postal loans

 

Guides to making the most of our resources

We have put together a range of guides, for example, how to acknowledge sources with the Harvard system of referencing, and guides on improving your search results on our Discovery platform.  These guides are available to download from the 'Related documents' box.

If you require more assistance, Library staff are always available over the phone. Please contact the Library on 020 7202 0752 or email library@rcvsknowledge.org.

 

Literature searching workshop

We offer workshops on a one-to-one basis to show you how to use our range of electronic resources, searching techniques and how to construct searching strategies.

Please contact us at library@rcvsknowledge.org, to arrange a time suitable to you.

If you are unable to come in to the library, we can arrange to deliver the workshop online.