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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 an overview of the research process

Food Studies an introduction to research methods

This book details the predominant research methods in the field, provides a series of interactive questions and templates to help guide a project, and includes suggestions for food-specific resources. Interviews with leading scholars in the field and discussions of how the study of food can enhance traditional methods are included.

The Craft of Research (e-Book)

"The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research."

Get background knowledge with a handbook

Looking for a research topic or an overview of relevant research and key questions in the field? Take a look at a handbook! Handbooks, scholarly encyclopedias and other introductory sources are great for building context and background information. 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.