Databases are resources that contain information that is organized to make it easier to search and access.
The most common kind of library databases contain articles from academic journals and other publications, but there are many kinds of databases--databases for images, videos, data, news, and many other kinds of sources!
The following databases are just a few possible places to find research on food-related topics. Food Studies is a rich and multi-faceted research area, so visit our Databases A-Z page to explore other databases relevant to your topic!
Food & Culture
Health & Nutrition
Politics, Policy, and Sociology
The library catalog is another way to search for books, ebooks, and videos. Although SuperSearch includes the library catalog, searching the catalog separately can give you a smaller, more focused set of results. You can also use the subject terms to browse related materials.
Try a keyword search. Once you find a book that's relevant to your topic, click on the title and look for Subjects in the record of that book to help you find "more like this."
Sample keyword search for
leads to linked subject terms and more books related to this topic:
Clicking the first word or phrase above will show you everything listed under the broader topic (e.g., Food supply). Clicking a subsequent word or phrase will take you to the narrower topic (e.g., clicking United States in the Subject Food supply > Government policy > United States will show you everything listed under that whole subject string).
Once you find a useful subject term, you can also use it to browse related subtopics, by choosing "Browse Alphabetically by Topic" from the menu next to the search box.
Some useful subject terms for browsing food studies topics in the catalog:
|Food -- Social aspects||Nutrition|
|Food History||Nutrition Policy|
|Cooking||Cooking -- History|
|African American Cooking||Sustainable Agriculture|
Not finding enough, or found an item that's checked out? Search WorldCat and request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
Don't know where to find a book in the Library? Check out this quick guide.
Quick Guide to Clapp Library Locations
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Knapp Multimedia Ctr
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