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Bioethics Research Guide

This guide highlights legal and non-legal resources for research on bioethics topics.


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  • On Bloomberg
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Library Catalogs

You can search the catalog by keyword of subject heading for books on this topic.Here are some subject headings you can use.

  • Bioethics -- United States
  • Medical laws and legislation -- Moral and ethical aspects

If you are interested in books on end-of-life issues in bioethics, here are some subject headings you can use.

  • Assisted suicide -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Assisted suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
  • Advance directives (Medical care) -- United States
  • Euthanasia -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Right to die -- Law and legislation -- United States

Law Journal Indexes

Check law journal indexes since over half of all journals are not on Lexis or Westlaw.

When you search in law journal indexes, you will have to take another step to get the full-text. Check the library's catalog to see if we have electronic access to the journal or if the journal issue is on the shelf.