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Veg*ism is a term that describes both vegetarian and vegan diets.

This guide provides resources on the history and issues surrounding vegetarianism, veganism, and plant based diets.  See the menu on the right for information on subject areas related to Veg*ism.  Books can be checked out using your COD Library Card.

The COD Library is hosting the National Vegetarian Museum, a traveling exhibit promoting education about vegetarianism and veganism, in March, 2019.  


Screening of the film Okja @ 1:30 and 7:30 PM on March 6 as part of the Global Flicks film series. Belushi Theatre.

Lecture by Dr. Mylan Engel Jr. @ 1:00 PM on March 13, “The Commonsense Case for Ethical Vegetarianism.” In MAC 153.

Why Veganism? Panel discussion featuring COD students and faculty  (Profs. Orenic, Cravens, Renken, moderated by Prof. Ouellette) @ 2:00 PM on March 19.  2nd floor of library, adjacent to the museum.

Recommended Titles

Dead Zone:  Where the Wild Things Were

Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were

Dead Zone examines the role of industrial farming in their plight and meets the people doing something about it. By the author of the internationally successful FarmageddonDead Zone takes the reader on a global safari involving some of the world's most iconic and endangered species. 

Thug Kitchen Cook Book

Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Go*damn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle.  Thug Kitchen includes more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. 

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat

Hal Herzog, a maverick scientist and leader in the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals.

In Defense of Animals

Defense of Animals: The Second Wave highlights the new challenges facing the animal rights movement. This collection is edited by controversial philosopher Peter Singer, who made animal rights into an international concern when he first published In Defense of Animals and Animal Liberation over thirty years ago. 

Student's Vegetarian Cookbook

Student's Vegetarian Cookbook

With vegetarian eating on the rise and with more young adults adopting this lifestyle, Student's Vegetarian Cookbook, Revised provides the means for developing healthy, low-fat meals that are quick, easy, and inexpensive to prepare. 

Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today

Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today

Explains the vegetarian subculture and its relation to other movements, and to the dominant culture in America.

Vegan Is Love

Vegan Is Love

InVegan Is Love,author-illustrator Ruby Roth introduces young readers to veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action.

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