Indexes, Abstracts, and Full Text Sources
Bibliography of Bioethics. 1975 – .
Indexes and abstracts periodical articles, books, documents and AV sources in bioethics. To use this classified subject index, consult the contents for a listing of subjects, which includes animal experimentation. Sci/Eng Reference Z6675 E8 B53.
This database is a complete collection of bibliographic references, covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,300 journals internationally.
A full-text resource offering basic background information on many contemporary issues of interest to Congress.
Note: Indexes and abstracts periodical literature in the humanities.
For retrospective searching (1907-1984) use
Note: A web-based information source for scientific, technical, and medical research offering access to more than 1100 full-text electronic journals across 16 fields of science, including the social sciences.
Animal Rights: A Reference Handbook. 1994.
Contains statistical profiles of animal uses, litigation, organizations, and resources. Mugar Ref. X HV4764 S5 1994.
Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion. 2000.
Containing 900+ entries, this comprehensive guide includes books and web sites covering every aspect of animal rights. Mugar HV4708 K57 2000.
LexisNexis bibliography of current research.
The Animal Rights Movement in the United States, 1975-1990: An Annotated Bibliography, 1975 – 1990. 1994.
Containing 1300+ entries, this work addresses the movement’s goals, organizations, philosophical underpinnings, and political, educational, and legislative activities between 1975 and 1990. Mugar Z7164 C45 M38 1994.
Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. 2 vols. 2010.
Encyclopedia containing 200+ alphabetically-arranged entries on a wide range of animal rights and animal welfare topics, including animal cognition, no-kill shelters, puppy mills, veganism, and more. Mugar Ref. X HV4708 E53 2010.
Encyclopedia of Bioethics. 5 vols. 2004.
Discusses the moral and ethical issues concerning such topics as animal rights and genetic engineering. Science and Engineering Library Ref. QH332 E52 2004.
Encyclopedia of Ethics. 3 vols. 2001.
Contains more than 500 articles on topics in ethics and ethical theory, perennial moral problems, and political, social, religious and legal theory, including the treatment of animals. Mugar Ref. X BJ63 E45 2001.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. 26 vols. 2001.
Includes an article on animal rights in research and research application. Mugar Ref. X H41 I58 2001. Available (abstracts only) on the BU Web through ScienceDirect (BU-px).
The Guide to Animal Law Resources. 1999.
Published by the Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, this work is a guide to animal welfare law and legislation in the U.S. Law Ref. X KF3841 G85 1999.
“The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) is an international non-profit animal rights organization dedicated to ending experimentation on animals in research, testing and education. AAVS also opposes and works to end other forms of cruelty to animals.” Its Alternatives Research & Development Foundation supports the development of alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research, testing, and education.
“Altweb, the Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site, was created to serve as a gateway to alternatives news, information, and resources on the Internet and beyond.” Alternatives to animal testng fall into three categories: reduction of animal use, replacement of whole animal tests, or refinement of existing tests to minimize animal distress. The site includes articles, news, regulations, and information about alternative procedures.
The Americans for Medical Progress seeks to help the public understand the progress that the medical profession has made due to animal research.
“Founded in 1979, ALDF is the country’s leading animal rights law organization working nationally to defend animals from abuse and exploitation.”
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center (University of Wisconsin) site with links to animal welfare legislation, as well as to policies and guidelines on the care and use of research animals.
The Doris Day Animal League is dedicated to animal protection issues. Their legislative update provides information on state initiatives and legislation and federal legislation related to animal protection.
Describes meat, poultry, and fish processing industries with information on human health and on occupational, environmental, and ethical issues.
FBR was established to improve the quality of human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support of the ethical use of animals in scientific and medical research. This organization defends the use of animals in biomedical research. See “Animal Research Facts” and “Common Questions.”
“The Humane Society of the United States makes a difference in the lives of animals here at home and worldwide. The HSUS is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion. We seek a truly humane society in which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong.”
“Founded in 1983 by veterinarian Elliot M. Katz, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is a leading, national, non-profit animal protection organization dedicated to ending the institutionalized exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitats. IDA is committed to ending the terror of animal maltreatment, and educating the public about the benefits of compassion. IDA is pro-science, pro-environment, pro-animal, and pro-people; it is committed to dialogue and reason, but not afraid to take action when necessary to save animals from senseless torture.” Site includes extensive list of fact sheets, reports, and action alerts, as well as a guide on investigating animal research.
National Institutes of Health list of annotated links to web resources providing background information and various positions on issues pertaining to laboratory animals.
Extensive list of links to animal-related government and law web sites.
PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world. It operates under the principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. This site features “In the News” and “Action Alerts.”
PCRM promotes preventive medicine through innovative programs. It encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research including promoting alternatives to animal research. The “Research Controversies & Issues” section examines “ethical issues involved with animal experimentation, human research, and access to medical care,” and includes “special resources for medical students and educators.”