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HARE: Human-Animal Relationships: Find books

Resources for students in the HARE courses.

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Start at the TCU library homepage, or use the search box above to type in your key words:

Screenshot of the search box on the library homepage with "FrogScholar" selected.

Once you get your results, select "Library Catalog" from the options on the left:

Shows "library catalog" selected from the options on the left side of the results page in FrogScholar.\

Use additional options on the left to narrow down by publication date, disciplines, or subjects.

To find books on your topic at TCU, start at the library homepage, and choose the third tab, "library catalog," type in some keywords. For example:

  • Humans AND Animals

Then add in more specific ideas. For example:

  • humans AND animals AND communication

Also try searching for the following words as SUBJECT words (see below for how to do this):

  • Human-Animal relationships
  • Human-Animal relationships - Psychological aspects
  • Human-Animal relationships - Religious aspects
  • Pets - Social aspects
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • [name of animal, e.g. Birds]
  • Social aspects (with another term, for example: Animals AND Social aspects)
  • Animals - Therapeutic use

Browse for HARE Books at TCU

Call Number Range


BL4385 - BL450

Religion - Nature, Animals, Religion

GR700 - GR860

Anthropology - Animals, Plants, and Minerals

HV4707 - HV4890

Sociology - Protection of animals. Animal Rights. Animal welfare

HV4905 - HV4959

Animal experimentation. Anti-vivisection

K3615 - K3622

Veterinary laws. Veterinary medicine and hygiene. Prevention of cruelty to animals

QL1 - QL991


SF1 - SF1100

Animal Culture

Recommended Books

Critical Terms for Animal Studies

Provides a framework for thinking about animals as subjects of their own experiences, and serves as a touchstone to help us think differently about our conceptions of what it means to be human. Pub date: 2018

The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

Topics include: Animals in the Landscape of Law, Politics and Public Policy; Animal Intentionality, Agency and Reflexive Thinking; Animals as Objects in Science, Food, Spectacle and Sport; Animals in Cultural Representations; and Animals in Ecosystems. Pub date: 2017

A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age

Presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art. Pub date: 2009

The Historical Animal

Explores how animals have altered the course of our collective past using an animal-centric lens. Includes case studies from the Pacific Ocean, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Pub date: 2015

Companion Animals and Us

Research essays from a variety of disciplines including anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and human and veterinary medicine. Pub date: 2000

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