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Food Studies

This research guide is designed to support research and inquiry on food from diverse perspectives and across a wide range of disciplines.

Start with a Handbook

Handbooks, scholarly encyclopedias and other introductory sources are great for building context and background information.

These introductory sources can help you choose an interesting research topic and introduce you to relevant areas of research and key questions in the field. They also often contain extensive bibliographies that can help you find influential research and scholarship on your topic.

Featured Handbooks & Encyclopedias

General Sources for Background Information and Context

These sources can help you find general encyclopedia entries and background information across disciplines

Read strategically

These quick videos, created by UCLA students, go over key academic reading strategies.