This is a companion guide for the Animal Welfare Science course.
Below are descriptions of research databases recommended for animal welfare searches.
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A research database is an organized collection of information about publications, often focused on a particular scholarly discipline. Databases are indexed in a variety of ways to facilitate searching. They may contain proprietary information not freely available on the open web.
These databases identify articles and other scholarly works published in particular disciplines. Look for the PennText icon on the article record to link to the article online or to request it from another library.
The following is a list of subject headings that can be helpful when searching for information on animal welfare, depending on the database searched.
Anti-cruelty law (animals)
Humane treatment of animals
Transport of animals
Zoo animal welfare