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Library licensed image databases & public domain images

June 30th, 2009 by

The General Library’s Subject Guides identify the best databases for each academic subject area, as well as multidisciplinary topics. Try the Digital Images Subject Guide to located current and historic images. Copyright information on use of individual images is available in each of the databases. Please contact a librarian in one of the libraries if you have any questions concerning copyright.

Choose from licensed and public domain image databases

Choose from licensed and public domain image databases

Logging in from Off Campus?

Are you a UC Davis student, staff or faculty member… off campus or somewhere else in the world?
You can use the VPN (virtual private network) and your Kerberos username and password to access most of the library’s licensed electronic resources.

About the image:

The original screen capture of the Digital Images Subject Guide was captured using free (low learning curve) screen capture software (i.e.: PrintKey 2000 or ScreenPrint32), and then quickly edited using the the free version of the Picnik photo editor which is an available feature built into free or pro Flickr accounts. For an introduction to getting your images onto Flickr, editing, and sharing… take the Flickr tour!” and don’t miss the Flickr Commons public photo collection from some of the world’s most renown public photography archives.

Animal Alternatives: Conducting a Literature Review?

June 30th, 2009 by

If you are beginning or in the midst of a literature review for a grant application, help is here. Contact Librarian/Animal Alternatives Specialist, Mary Wood, for assistance identifying appropriate databases and resources for conducting a comprehensive search in your specific subject area.
Mary Wood, MLIS tel: 530-754-9122 email: mwwood @

UC Davis Animal Alternatives website

UC Davis Animal Alternatives website

Current Programs

• Developing resources to enable access to the literature of alternatives to animals.
• Presenting at conferences and workshops on topics relevant to the Center and to alternatives.
• Developing and maintaining contacts on the University of California campuses and laboratories with the animal care community.
• Disseminating information to UC campus and California academic libraries and offices for news, science, administration, and animal care.
• Providing guidance in efficient use of existing information resources, in both print and electronic formats.

Visit the UCD Center for Animal Alternatives Information : Carlson Health Sciences Library / Blaisdell Medical Library.

A Blueprint for the design of premedical & medical school educational programs

June 16th, 2009 by
Compilation: The Brain Exposed from Above

Compilation: The Brain Exposed from Above by Charles Bell, 1802; Botany by H. Adlard, 1852; Scholarship by Albrecht von Haller, 1769.

In a report released June 4, 2009 entitled “Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians” – the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) lay out a series of scientific competencies to be mastered prior to attending medical school and competencies for medical students  by completion of the MD.  The 22 person task force defined ‘competency’ as “the knowledge, skill, or attitude that enables an individual to learn and perform in medical practice.”
Executive summary and full text report available for download:

Images from the History of Medicine, National Library of Medicine:

Library Collections: A Forum

June 15th, 2009 by Admin

The General Library invites UC Davis faculty, students and staff to participate in the review of resources being considered for addition or cancellation. We seek comments on these databases and other resources with ongoing subscription costs before final disposition decisions are made. With changes in campus research and curricular directions, accompanied by a major downturn in the economic climate, it is prudent to review our licensed resources and identify titles that are no longer relevant or that do not fulfill the expected critical needs of core academic disciplines and emerging programs.

For more information and details about the Library Collections: A Forum web site and about the review process, please see the More Details page. If you have questions or comments regarding this web site, please contact: Gail Yokote, AUL for Collections (

Table 1: Mandatory Review by Campuses (May 15, 2009)
Table 2: CDL Negotiated Titles Suggested by UC Davis for Cancellation (May 15, 2009)
Table 3: UC Davis General Library Resources (May 15, 2009)
Table 4: UC Davis General Library Print Journals (June 1, 2009)
If you wish to suggest resources to add or to cancel, please complete the suggested title form.