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Food Studies

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"The Food Studies minor uses 'food'—its production, preparation, sharing, consumption, and disposal—as a lens for understanding individual, socio-cultural, and global issues. The study of food’s role in multiple complex aspects of life builds bridges across all areas of the academy, including: Arts, Anthropology, Environment and Sustainability, Folklore and Mythology, Geography, History, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and other fields."

This research guide is designed to support research and inquiry on food from diverse perspectives and across a wide range of disciplines. Please contact me with your ideas and suggestions for improving the guide!

Features and Happenings

UC's Global Food Initiative

How do we sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach eight billion by 2025?

Exploring Entomophagy

Students in "Food: A Lens on Environment and Sustainability" try out eating crickets.

Getting Started

Tips for getting started with research: 

  1. Use the tabs at the left to find recommended resources arranged by content type. 
  2. Configure your personal computer for off-campus access to licensed Library databases. (see below)
  3. Use InterLibrary Loan for articles and books not at UCLA. 
  4. Consult with a librarian to refine your searching strategy and keywords. 
  5. Check out other support for research and teaching provided by the Library.

Connect from Off-Campus

UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access Library subscription databases from off-campus using either of the following options.