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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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A quick introduction to searching for academic journal articles in databases:

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Citation - A brief introduction

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1. Why cite?

Watch this quick video for an overview of why citation really matters.

2. Determine your citation style.

Check out the submission guidelines or assignment prompt to determine the proper citation style. When in doubt, ask a researcher in the field, the instructor, or a librarian for help.

3. Use a citation tool.

Check out ZoteroEndnote, or Mendeley to keep track of your articles and create citations. You can also use the citation tools in many databases. Check out our guide to citing sources for more information.


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Databases and Example Article Searches

Example searches in Academic Search Complete:

  • Subject: Food - searches for scholarly articles where "Food" is listed as a main subject of the article.
  • Subject: Food  AND Keyword: Food History - searches for peer-reviewed articles where "Food" is listed as a subject of the article and "Production History" is a keyword.

Example search in GreenFILE:

Example search in AGRICOLA:

Example searches in PAIS International:

Example Searches in Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management:

Examples of searches in ScienceDirect:

Example search in America: History & Life:

Example searched is JSTOR:

Example searches in Historical Abstracts:

Example searches in Anthropology Plus:

Article Databases: Food in Literature & Folklore


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Thematic and topical bibliographies on Food Studies and related topics.