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Reference Works Focused on Food

Authoritative books

  • Cambridge History of World Food
    Research essays on the development of cuisine globally.
  • Culture and Customs of Colombia
    Trexler Library, level C, call # 986.1063 W726c
  • Culture and Customs of Peru
    Trexler Library, level C, call # 985.06 F383c
  • Culture and Customs of the Dominican Republic
  • Encompass Search
    Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.
  • Google Books
    Portions of the text of many books can be found here.
  • Latino Food Culture
    1: Historical overview -- 2: Major foods and ingredients -- 3: Cooking -- 4: Meals -- 5: Eating out -- 6: Special occasions -- 7: Diet and health -- Glossary -- Resource guide -- Bibliography -- Index.

Articles (popular and scholarly)

  • Academic Search Complete
    A subscription database. Good starting place for journals, and includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly.
  • America History & Life
    U.S. history and culture journal articles.
  • ATLA Religion
    Index to research literature in world religions and related studies, with many links to full text.
  • Google Scholar
    Broad-based access to scholarly journal articles, especially when connecting to campus journal holdings.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    A subscription database for non-U.S. history. Some full text.
    Provides full text of scholarly journals from most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago.

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