A. Resources providing general background information or overview:
- Legal Encyclopedias - provide overviews and relevant legal terms. They also often discuss important statutes and leading court opinions.
- American Jurisprudence - available on Lexis and Westlaw, topic "Animals"
- Corpus Juris Secundum - on Westlaw, topic "Animals"
- American Law Reports (ALR) - detailed essays, or "case annotations," on specific issues raised in court decisions (available on Lexis and Westlaw and in print; use indexes to identify relevant annotations)
B. Specialized sites:
- Animal Legal and Historical Center - a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.
- Blogs (see boxes to the right) - often sources of cutting-edge news and developments in the law
C. Recent Journal Articles - Look at recent journal articles for discussion of developing issues
D. Ask a reference librarian for additional sources and ideas.