Research Guide: Animals in Captivity

Finding Articles

There’s been a lot of interesting research about the impact of zoos and human interaction on animal psychology. Some good keywords include:

animals AND zoos
animals AND captivity
"human-animal interaction"
zoos AND "animal behavior"
zoos AND animals AND longevity
zoos AND "animal psychology"
zoos AND "animal welfare"



You can also try searching for these terms in ScienceDirect Journals.


Background Information

The following books provide background information for beginning research on animals in captivity.
Title Availability
Death at Seaworld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity QL737 .C432 K577 2012 4th Floor
Politics of Zoos: Exotic Animals and Their Protectors QL76.5.U6 D66 2006, 4th Floor
Zooland: The Institution of Captivity QL76.5 .N7 B73, 4th Floor

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