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VEGETARIANISM PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: Having one’s food source be primarily of plant origin, for health, ethical, moral, religious, ecological or economic reasons. There are three types of vegetarians: ovo-lactovegetarians, who do not eat meat but use milk, milk products, and eggs; lactovegetarians, no meat or eggs; vegans, or pure vegetarians, who avoid all animal foods in any form. (Prentice-Hall Dictionary of Nutrition and Health)

NARROW THE TOPIC:   

What are the ecological concerns about livestock production and meat consumption?
Discuss the impact on health of meat and dairy consumption.
Compare the diet of the average American to that of the average Japanese and discuss the health of each.
What are livestock factories and are they inhumane?
Do humans have an obligation to animals?
What factors need to be considered when changing to a vegetarian life style?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Vegetarianism
Grahamites
Livestock Factories—Moral and Ethical Aspects
Animal Rights

SELECTED RESOURCES:

I am an animal the story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA / [videorecording] : Home Box Office ; HBO Documentary Films presents a Stick Figure production ; directed by Matthew Galkin ; produced by Mikaela Beardsley ; producers, Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin, Pax Wassermann.
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[New York, N.Y.] : HBO Video, c2008.
Call #: HV4716 .N4 2008
Location: DVDs - Media Center

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

ProQuest
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GOOGLE SCHOLAR: allintitle: vegetarianism (search results limited 2000 to 2010, the word "vegetarianism" in the title only)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

Wikipedia, vegetarianism [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism] - Please note that Wikipedia is generally not suitable for inclusion in academic research papers. It is very good for background information and general knowledge, and it is considered in the same context as an encyclopedia. This article will help you to understand why you should not use Wikipedia references in your research paper. [http://academicwriting.suite101.com/article.cfm/using-wikipedia-as-a-source-for-college-essays]

CITING YOUR SOURCES:

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]

The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 18, 2010, 10:30 AM
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