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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Standard 5: Library and Information Resources (March
an authentication ID and proxy server. Students and faculty also have access, at no cost to them, to the
extensive print biological sciences, biochemistry and environmental sciences collections of the main
campus libraries via a photocopy and book delivery service to the Foothills campus. Books and journal
articles not available in the University Library system may be requested via a web form, with average
desktop delivery of journal articles in 2 to 5 working days. From the feedback that we receive, access to
library information resources is adequate, regardless of student or faculty location.
5.5 Describe current plans for improvement
Development of the collection with new material relevant to an expanding program is an on-­‐going
process. New library and information technologies relevant to the DVM program are monitored on an
ongoing basis.
1. Ugaz AG, Boyd CT, Croft VF, Carrigan EE, Anderson KM. Basic list of veterinary medical serials,
third edition: using a decision matrix to update the core list of veterinary journals. Journal of the
Medical Library Association 2010 Oct 98(4):282-­‐92
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