Student Services Librarian
by Erik Davis Fausak – February 7, 2020
Humanity’s relationship with animals is unique and deep, understanding our relationship with animals in terms of society, psychology, and welfare is the essence of Anthrozoology. It is about the human-animal bond. This subject takes a wide range of multidisciplinary approaches to understand humanity’s relationship with animals. This discipline has also been referred to as human-animal studies.
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|Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy 2010|
also in print (older Ed.)
Carlson Lib WM 460.5.B7 H236 2006
|The Human-Animal Bond and Grief 1994
L Lagoni, S Hetts, & C Butler
Carlson Lib SF411.47 L34 1994
Shields Lib SF411.47 .L34 1994
|The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human 2011|
Shields Lib GN281 .S453 2011
|How the Dog Became the Dog 2011
Shields Lib SF422.5 .D47 2011
|Being with Animals 2010|
Carlson Lib WM460.5.B7 K525b 2010
Shields Lib QL751 .K5175 2010
|Animals at Work 2013
L Hamilton & N Taylor
also in print
Shields Lib SF80 .H365 2013
|Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond 2009|
also in print
Shields Lib QL85 .O46 2008
|Veterinary Medicine and Human Health 1984
Carlson Lib SF745 S28 1984
Shields Lib SF740 .S38 1984
|Animal and Human Health and Welfare 2006|
Carlson Lib W61 N829a 2006
Shields Lib R723 .N6575 2006
|Understanding Animal Law 2016
Shields Lib KF390.5.A5 K37 2016
|The science behind a happy dog : canine training, thinking and behaviour 2017|
E Grigg, TM Donaldson, & R Walker
Shields Lib SF431.G75 2017
|Sustaining Innovation in Compassionate Free-Roaming Cat Management Across the Globe: A Decadal Reappraisal of the Practice and Promise of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR). 2019
JE Schaffner, G Wandesforde-Smith, PJ Wolf, J Levy, S Riley, & MJ Farnworth
Project Muse provides full text access to hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics. It is useful for searching interdisciplinary cultural studies topics. Its full-text search engine permits finer-grained searching than any other index for these journals. Coverage varies by journal.
With titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, this collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books dating back to the 1800’s, videos, periodicals, brochures, and more.
Finding metrics about the articles like in midterms is not very difficult. Certain databases readily provide citation information about articles. Publisher websites often provide similar information, as well. Ultimately, the value of a paper is considered how much it is read and used. A manner of doing this is by identifying how often the article you are looking at has been cited by other authors in other articles.
Databases that make finding article citation information pretty easy:
Ebsco Databases (Academic Search Complete or CINAHL) utilize a resource called PlumX that identify many features about an article, such as how often it has been cited (which is the primary tool in evaluating an article’s effectiveness), viewed, or shared
Proquest Databases (PsycInfo and PsycArticles) show you the frequency of article citations in the search results:
Web of Science Databases (Web of Science Core Collection and Zoological Record) also readily show you the frequency of article citation in your search results:
Scopus also has readily found article metrics once you select the record of interest (it has its own metrics and incorporates PlumX):
Databases that are more limited in identifying article metrics:
but no worries, you can often get the metric information from the publisher:
or cut and paste the title into Google Scholar:
Caveat: different databases have different ways of measuring article citations, so be aware that Google Scholar will not give the same citation information as Web of Science.
There is a helpful libguide from University of Chicago on this topic for more information or videos.
Not all information is equal on the internet. Please employ the following strategies when examining web pages:
Corroboration: does the information on the website match information you see on other web sites? Does it match the information you see in articles and textbooks? When comparing one website to other information sources and websites, it becomes quickly apparent which ones may be questionable.
When beginning to evaluate websites, utilization of the CRAAP test is a good idea. Keep in mind, who is making website content and why.