This brief guide is meant to help seekers find information related to animal rights, animal welfare and animal law. As humans and animals are part of nature we also include nature rights in this category. I have utilized the good work of other librarians from Boston University, UCLA, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and Kentucky in constructing this guide. Many kudos to those colleagues.
The following subject headings can also be used as keyword searches. If you are getting too many items, narrow your focus, (i..e. use "dogs" instead of "domestic animals").
These are good places to get started with background on the issue as well as identifying additional sources and experts.
Animal Rights: A Reference Handbook. 2009. Law Library HV4764 .S5 2009
Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion. 2000. Main Library HV4708 .K57 2000
Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. 2 volumes. 2010 electronic
For a great guide to tne Animal Science literature see the guide created by my colleague Andrea Kespel here.
For articles from other fields and perspectives - philosophy, psychology, sociology, environmental studies try some of the listings below. If you are not finding what you need, please consult with a reference librarian as there are many more sources and avenues to find relevant material.
ProQuest Research Library - searches thousands of journals, trade publications, and popular magazines. You can limit search to "peer reviewed" articles only
Philosophers' Index - the most thorough source for philosophy and ethics journals.
AltWEB - from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, alternatives to animal testing.
Animal Legal and Historical Center - from MSU's School of Law a very rich source of information
Animal Welfare Legislation and Policies - University of Wiscosin's Primate Info Network
Animal Welfare Information Center - USDA's National Agriculture Library
International Institute for Animal Law - great source for international info.