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Animal Studies Research Guide

What is animal studies? What search terms should I use to find sources on nonhuman animals within the humanities? How can I study issues of animal exploitation as an undergraduate? This research guide aims to answer these questions for students at Swem.

Researching animal-related topics

Animal studies bibliography

For an exhaustive bibliography of animal studies scholarship, see Michigan State University's online Animal Studies Bibliography. The page is curated by Linda Kalof, Seven Mattes, and Amy Fitzgerald of the MSU Animal Studies Program.

Note, that when navigating the bibliography, works are grouped into subject headings in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. You can also use the CTRL+F search function on your browser to locate titles of interest.


Journals (open access)

Governmental resources online


State and Local