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It's National Pet Month at UNLV Libraries!

By Michael Yunkin on May 1, 2014 10:28 AM | Permalink

Pets have long played a role in the lives of southern Nevada residents as evidenced in these historical photographs from Special Collections featuring dogs, cats, and horses dating from the early 20th century. Discover these and other historic photos featuring pets in the digital collections Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years and Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water and Natural Environment.

Research Databases (May Require A UNLV Barcode)

Agricola: Index to agriculture literature with coverage of animal and plant science, nutrition, farming, and earth science.

PsycINFO: The American Psychological Association's international psychology database indexes journal articles, books and dissertations. You will find several resources relating to pets and psychology.

SocINDEX with Fulltext: Indexes the literature of sociology and related disciplines, including resources on the sociological implications of pets, pet ownership, animal rights, and more.


Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Call Number: QL750.3 E53 2004

Dictionary of Animal Behavior (electronic resource)

Animal assisted therapy in counseling / Cynthia K. Chandler
RC489.P47 C48 2012 

Pets in America: A History (Electronic Resource)

Why the wild things are : animals in the lives of children (electronic resource)/ Gail F. Melson

Additional Materials

Puppies Put a ‘Paws’ on Finals Panic: Article in Rebel Yell about fall semester debut of “Paws for a Study Break” at UNLV Libraries.