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Applied Biological Sciences and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

A guide to research databases, electronic journals, web and other resources for the Applied Biological Sciences

Veterinary School Requirements

Program prerequisites for most veterinary medicine programs include math, statistics, chemistry, and laboratory courses in both biological science and physics. For more information, explore the resources below.

Research Databases

Math and Statistics Resources


Find formulas or property data (boiling point, density, elasticity, etc)

Elsevier's ScienceDirect:

A collection of electronic journals and books with emphasis on the sciences including mathematics and statistics


Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications

Chemistry and Biochemistry Resources


Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder):

SciFinder is a comprehensive chemical information database

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics:

Tables and references on all aspects of chemistry and physics

Complete list of chemistry related databases at ASU

Biology and Life Science Resources



Worldwide coverage of agricultural literature

Animal Behavior Abstracts:

Subjects include neurophysiology, behavior ecology, genetics, and applied ethology

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts:

Marine, brackish and freshwater environments. Includes aquaculture, ecology and climatology and non-living resources

Biological Sciences:

A wide rance of research in biology, biotechnology, zoology, and ecology

Birds of North America Online:

Covers over 700 different species of birds that breed in the US and Canada

CAB Abstracts Archive:

A comprehensive database in the applied life sciences including animal health and conservation of natural resources

Physical and Earth Science Resources

American Institute of Physics:

Journals and conference proceedings in the areas of math, applied physics and chemistry

Earth and Environmental Science:

Covers a variety of earth and environmental science and policy areas

Encyclopedia of Life:

A descriptive catalog of all the species in the world

Environment Complete:

Coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more


Geoscience books, journals, proceedings, and dissertations


E-journal collection covering all areas of science


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