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HIST 597: Animal Histories

Finding Books in Animal Studies

Library Catalogs

If Penn State does not have what you need, you can request materials directly from other libraries and have them delivered to Penn State using these databases.

E-books

E-Books

Many historical books have been scanned and are available online.   Two significant collections are:

Subject Headings for Animal Studies

For best results in library catalogs such as the CAT and WorldCAT, become familair with Library of Congress Subject Headings.  The

  •  Animals — Latin America — History. 
  • [Species/Animal name] — [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Animal culture — [Country/Territory] — [Province/State] — History.
  • Animal rights movement — [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Animal welfare — [Species/animal name/Country/Territory] — History.
  • Animal welfare — Law and legislation — [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Animal welfare — [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Bestiaries — [Country/Territory] — [History and criticism].
  • Domestic animals — [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Human-animal relationships—[Country/Territory/Latin America] — History.
  • Human-animal relationships —[Country/Territory/Latin America] — History — [#] century.
  • Livestock -- [Country/Territory] — History
  • Pets -- [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Pets -- [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Primates as laboratory animals — [Country/Territory] — History.
  • Wildlife conservation — [Country/Territory] — History. 
  • Entomology — [Country] — History
  • Leather industry and trade — [Country] — History. 
  • Silk [industry] — [Country] — History. 
  • Animals — Symbolic aspects —[Country/Territory].