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FYS 100 (06): Noble Beasts: Animals in Our Lives and Literature: Finding Books

Subject Specific Encyclopedias

Finding Books in Boatwright Library

To search for books in Boatwright, use the Library Catalog .   Start with a keyword search (such as: horses behavior) and when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, or use terms from the table of subject headings to the left.  Remember that books are generally on broad topics and that you are not searching the full text, only the titles, subject headings, and--if you're lucky--the table of contents.

Any of these terms can be combined with "animal" to find useful books:

ethics, welfare, rights, literature, laboratory, fiction, art, religious aspects behavior, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, emotions, learning, social behavior.

Electronic Encyclopedia Collections

Other ways to Identify Books

You can also find relevant books by using Worldcat, a large national catalog of books; by searching Google Books or Google Scholar; and by searching our Ebsco E-book Database.