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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.

Browsing the stacks?

Start with these call number ranges:

B 105 animals in philosophy 

GF 1-100

human ecology
GN 280 man as animal
GR 700-860 animal folklore
HV 4701-4959 animal rights
QL zoology
QL 750-795 animal behavior 
N7660 fine arts: animals, wildlife

PN 45-57

PR 57-78

PS 163-173

literary theory, ecocriticism
SF agriculture: animal husbandry, animal science
TX392 veganism, vegetarianism

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Try these subject terms!

Click subject headings for W&M Libraries catalog results. Scroll down to view selected books in each subject.

Animals (Philosophy)

Animals and civilization

Animals in art

Animals, Symbolic aspects

Animal rights

Human-animal studies