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Biography in Context - Has shorter biographies of key animal rights people from print reference books and other sources.

Opposing Viewpoints: Animal Rights sources - Opposing Viewpoints' collection of sources includes articles from newspapers & magazines, editorials, book chapters, statistics, primary documents, and links to audio and video news.

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Bibliographies & Background Information


Animal Studies Bibliography - from Michigan State University. Extensive list of sources broken down into categories like “Animals as Symbols,” “Animals as Reflexive Thinkers,” “Domestication and Predation.” Use the Find Books link above to see if Miami University or OhioLINK has a specific item.

Scholarly Essays from Philosophy Encyclopedias

  • Animals and Ethics by Scott Wilson. From the freely-available Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a peer-reviewed Internet resource created and edited by professors of philosophy.
  • Animal Minds - by Robert Lurz. From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

  • Animal Consciousness - by Colin Allen & Michael Trestman. in Stanford University's free Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

  • Moral Status of Animals - by Lori Gruen- in Stanford University's free Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


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