Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library

New Book Alerts

Would you like to be notified monthly regarding new books and e-books added to the Cornell University Library collections? Go to CUL New Books and take the steps described below. (This does not include journals, serials, recordings, maps, videos, manuscripts and databases.)

For assistance, contact Reference Services at 607-253-3510 or vetref@cornell.edu. We would be glad to help with a one-time search or with setting up a monthly automated alert.


  1. Select the Library of Congress codes for your areas of interest.
    Most frequent categories for those interested in animal health and veterinary medicine include:

    QL Zoology
    QM Human Anatomy
    QP Physiology
    QR Microbiology
    SF Animal culture (this contains veterinary medicine)
    SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling

  2. Set up choices in CUL New Books.

    Select the call number range of the topic(s) you are interested in either by typing in the classification (e.g. SF) in the search box or by navigating to it by selecting the classification in the list provided (e.g. click on S Agriculture, then SF Animal Culture).  See image below.

    CUL New Books

  3. Set up Google Reader.
    • Go to the Google Reader page.
    • Register by following the instructions on the screen.
    • Make a note of your username and password.

  4. Set up RSS feeds
    • Go back to CUL New Books.
    • Navigate to the classification range you are interested in.
    • Click on the RSS Feed symbol.

You will now receive monthly alerts.