Databases | Books | Web Resources | Print Journals | Citation Guides | College Resources
FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Vocational and Career Collection: Offers full text coverage for nearly 350 trade periodicals for various industries, including food service industries
- Student Research Center: Information organized by subject from several kinds of resources, including magazines, country reports, and encyclopedias, including articles on cookery
- Culinary Arts Collection: Includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present . Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
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You also might try these books from our main stacks or from our reference collection:
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: Two-volume set that describes cuisine in U.S. culture Ref TX 349 .E53 2004
- Encyclopedia of Food and Culture: Three volumes that discuss the culture of food and eating from a sociological perspective Ref GT 2850 .E53 2003
- The Food Encyclopedia: Contains more than 8,000 entries on ingredients, kitchen techniques, and important people in the food industry TX 349 .R644 2006
- The Cook’s Essential Dictionary: Provides concise definitions for terms and expressions used in the culinary arts TX 349 .R56 2004
- Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present: Contains information on the history of food and the development of cooking techniques TX 353 .H52513 1999
- Oxford Companion to Food: An encyclopedia on food and kitchen techniques, including a bibliography and illustrations TX 349 .D36 2006
- Will Write for Food: Offers information on how to write in the food industry, including restaurant reviews and cookbooks TX 644 .J33 2005
- Opening a Restaurant or Other Food Business Starter Kit: Provides information on how to start a restaurant and includes a CD HD 62 .5 .F8351 2005
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- Epicurious: Contains searchable information about food and cooking techniques, including videos, recipes, illustrated guides, and a food and wine dictionary
- iChef: Provides cooking videos and a wide range of recipes, organized by category, and includes discussion groups
- The Cook’s Thesaurus: A searchable site that provides information and tips on how to use thousands of ingredients and tools
- The Daily Gullet: Offers articles and blogs from cooks, along with recipes and forums to communicate with other chefs. Free registration to use the forums may be required.
- Meals for you: Provides recipes, kitchen tips and guides, a food glossary, nutritional information, and a way to store your favorite recipes in your own “cookbook.”
- Spice Advice: Offers descriptions spices, including their histories and geographical origins, by using alphabetized pull-down menus
- America’s Test Kitchen: Contains articles on equipment, ingredients, and techniques, along with recipes, reviews, and a science desk. May require free registration to access all of the articles.
- Local Harvest: Provides an interactive map of local farms and organic food sellers that can be customized by entering a zip code
- The Food Timeline: Offers a research guide on how to conduct product histories and search for “lost” recipes, and includes a bibliography of culinary resources and an “answer service.”
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Cook’s Illustrated
- Bon Appetit
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!