Subject Guide with Search Tips for Animal Rights
Books and Media | Articles | Internet

Getting Started

These sources provide a good beginning.  Some contain general discussion or an overview.  This kind of background will often suggest topics, jargon, or keywords for further research.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics by Warren T. Reich, ed.
REFERENCE San Marcos, Escondido Center QH 332 .E52 1995
This book has articles on animal welfare as well as animal research.

Books and Media

Use the Library Catalog http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/library/ to find books, periodicals, and media on your topic.  You can enter keywords of your own choosing, or you can identify the specific subject headings that the library catalog uses to group related materials together. 

Suggested Subject Headings
Animal experimentation
Animal rights
Animal welfare

Animal Experimentation: Opposing Viewpoints by Helen Cothran, ed.
HV 4915 .A638 2002 Escondido Center CIRCULATING
                                San Marcos Campus STACKS

Animal Rights: A Beginner's Guide: A Handbook of Issues, Organizations, Actions, and Resources  by Amy Blount Achor
HV 4764 .A24 1996 Escondido Center CIRCULATING
                              San Marcos Campus REFERENCE 

Animal Rights: Opposing Viewpoints by Andrew Harnack, ed.
HV 4711 .A58  Escondido Center CIRCULATING
                       San Marcos Campus STACKS

Diet for a New America by John Robbins
TX 371 .R62 1998  Escondido Center CIRCULATING 
                            San Marcos Campus STACKS 

The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee
HV 4708 .L57 1999 Escondido Center CIRCULATING 


Articles are usually identified by using online research databases or printed indexes.  Printed indexes are especially helpful for older material.  Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles can supply the latest information on a topic and often contain details not available elsewhere. NOTE: Passwords required to use off-campus http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/offcampus.htm

         EBSCOhost http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web

EBSCOhost provides access to several databases including magazine, journal and newspaper articles.  For a guide on how to search EBSCOhost, go to Using EBSCOhost at http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/ebsco.htm


CQ Researcher consists of weekly reports on controversial issues in the news. 


  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center


Opposing Viewpoints provides access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics,

primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.



Basic internet Search Strategies - Use a directory, subject portal, or search engine to focus your Internet search.   In addition to those listed below, find more sites on the Palomar Library Subject Links site at http://www.palomar.edu/library/subjects.htm. Information on evaluating websites can be found at http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SelfHelp.htm#websearching.

Information on Citation Styles In order to create a bibliography for your research paper, you will need to follow the rules of a specific style.  For a list of styles and information on how to use them, go to Subject Guide Writing Styles.

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