This guide offers some useful starting places for your research on food and culture. Please feel free to contact me for help navigating these resources or finding sources for your individual research topics. I'm happy to work with you on any aspect of the research process.
SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.
For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.
SuperSearch can be a great place to get a panoramic view of a topic from a wide variety of sources. Some tips:
Specialized encyclopedias, handbooks, companions, and other reference sources can be great places to explore a topic. They can summarize knowledge around a topic, synthesize scholarly discussions, and define key concepts. They often include bibliographies as well, making them a good resource for identifying key books and articles on a topic. Try searching for a topic in one of the following databases to search multiple reference sources at once.
You can also search or browse individual encyclopedias. Here are some selected titles related to food studies.
Watch this 3-minute video about how choosing and adjusting your topic is an integral part of the research process! (from North Carolina State University Libraries)