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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.

Try these subject terms!

Online resources

American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS)

The mission of AAVS is to unequivocally oppose and work to end experimentation on animals and oppose all forms of cruelty to animals. AAVS maintains a Shopping Guide of consumer products that are compassionately made--not tested on animals. 

AAVS poster of a pug with a bowl of shampoo entitled "You'd never force your best friend to drink shampoo."

Subject Guide

Laboratory Animals

Using nonhuman animals as test subjects in medical, behavioral, and consumer research.

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources