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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.

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This quick introduction to searching for academic journal articles in databases will help you make your searches more efficient and more effective:

A review article helps you find must-read articles, identify controversies and debates, and learn about unananswered questions.

Looking for an efficient way to get a research overview on a topic? A review article is a great place to start.

A review article provides an analysis of the state of research on a set of related research questions. Review articles often: summarize key research findings, reference must-read articles, describe current areas of agreement as well as controversies and debates, point out gaps in knowledge and unanswered questions, suggest directions for future research.

Check out this quick overview of finding review articles in Web of Science, PubMed, Google Scholar, and more.

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Databases and Example Article Searches

Example searches in PAIS International:

Example Searches in Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management:

Example searched is JSTOR:

Article Databases: Food in Literature & Folklore

Bibliographies

Thematic and topical bibliographies on Food Studies and related topics.