Research Guide: Animal Rights

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Academic Search Premier

This multidisciplinary database is a great place to search for articles on any topic. It can help you locate the latest information about the animal rights debate, as well as articles that trace the history of the animal rights movement.


This database presents scientific and government information on animal rights and welfare, as well as articles on animal experimentation. It is a unique resource that can produce articles from many sides of this debate.

Legal Collection

Legal Collection collects articles written by lawyers and legal professionals on all topics in law. It can be used to find articles about the legal aspects of animal rights, including animal testing, farming and ranching, and animal rights activist groups.

Web Resources

Animal Legal & Historical Center (Michigan State University College of Law)

This unique site contains more than 1,000 United States laws and cases related to animal welfare and animal rights. This site also includes resources for selected foreign countries.

Animal Rights (Boston University Libraries Research Guide)

This site contains links that were collected and vetted by the librarians at Boston University. They include pro-animal rights and advocacy organizations, as well as sites about factory farming and ethics in animal testing.

Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive (NCSU Libraries)

Hosted by the North Carolina State University Libraries, this site offers a wide variety of links to animal rights organizations, legal resources, and more. It includes information about farming and ranching, animal experimentation, and wildlife conservation.

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