How do I find information on animal rights or animal testing?
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021     Views: 205

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is good place to start your research on animal rights and/or animal testing.

You can find this database on the Library’s homepage under Popular Databases.

Copy and paste this search into the search box:

animal rights

This will open with an overview of the topic and limiters immediately below it of different types of content such as Viewpoints (for pro/con type articles), Magazines, or Reference. Once a content type is selected, you can then click on the Subjects box on the right side of the page to further narrow results.

Similarly, search for:

animal testing

This will open a list of resources by different content types that discuss the topic. Scroll through the results to find information that is applicable to your focus. You can narrow by adding other terms. For example:

Animal testing AND medical research

Need More?

If you need more articles, try EBSCOhost or ProQuest. Copy and paste this search into the search box:

SU "animal rights" AND TI "animal welfare" AND ethics

Here are some other tips that can help:

  • The two letters SU or TI before the terms is a way of limiting the search to specific parts of the article to help narrow the search. SU = Subject and TI = Title. Use the Advanced Search link to select these and other fields.
  • The quotation marks tell the database to search for the terms as a phrase as in "global warming."
  • Parentheses, in general, allow either/or searches. For example, (cats OR dogs).
  • The asterisk (*) is called a wildcard, which means if you search for child*, it will retrieve child, children and childhood.
  • Use the publication date limiter to find recent articles.


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