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Reproductive Rights

Research guide on Reproductive Rights including abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, contraception, genetic screening, sterilization, and surrogacy.

Interdisciplinary Searching

Most of the subjects covered in this guide are interdisciplinary in nature, meaning they cross subject areas (e.g., law and medicine). Most of Tarlton's interdisciplinary materials are found on the third floor; many others can be found through UT Libraries. To find books on reproductive issues generally, you can: browse the shelves at Tarlton and UT's other libraries by call number, or do a call number search in Tarlton's or the UT Libraries' catalog.

Helpful call number ranges include:

  • abortion: KF3771
  • family (HQ) and social welfare (HV)
  • family law: KF501-KF554
  • genetics: QH400s
  • reproduction: RG133
  • women--legal status: KF477-KF478

For articles, UT Libraries maintains a number of research guides on related fields of study. The following guides include resources for finding materials addressing reproductive rights issues: 

Searching Tarlton's Catalog

Tarlton has a large and diverse collection of material on reproductive rights legal issues, both print and online, which you can access through the online catalog, TALLONS. You can start off with a keyword search and then click on subject headings listed within a catalog record for related titles. To expedite your research on particular topics, we have also provided some suggested subject headings in the boxes below; clicking on those links will perform a search of the catalog on a given subject. 

Additional Help Finding Books

If you find a title of interest, check the online catalog TALLONS or the UT Libraries' catalog for availability. If the book is not at UT, you may request it through interlibrary loan.