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Companion Animals: Databases

This is a research guide for ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.


Databases are collections of materials gathered to meet the needs of staff and students. These contain periodical articles from Australia and around the world for a wide variety of subjects. Box Hill Institute Library also has databases of online books, Australian standards, and more.

You can search databases as you would the Internet but they provide much more reliable information.

A full list of the databases that Box Hill Institute subscribes to can be found on StudentWeb.

ScienceDirect - Health & Life Sciences

The subject coverage of this database includes animal sciences and features full-text articles from Domestic Animal EndocrinologyAnimal Behaviour and Applied Animal Behavour.

  EBSCOhost Search Box

Research databases

Tutorial: Using Academic Search Premier

In this video, Natasha does a search for ‘cat’ in EBSCOhost – Academic Search Premier. She demonstrates how to narrow a search by choosing a particular format and subject term and experiments with alternative keywords. She also shows us how to use the visual search function.

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