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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
- Vocational and Career Collection: Offers full text coverage for nearly 350 trade periodicals for various industries, including food service industries.
- 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:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
- Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia: Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Manners and customs||GT|
|Recreation and leisure||GV|
You also might try these books from our 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
- Epicurious: Contains searchable information about food and cooking techniques, including videos, recipes, illustrated guides, and a food and wine dictionary
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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: 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: MLA style generally is used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: APA style generally is 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!