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Getting Started with Selected Reference Materials and Websites

The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where, and Why
Print Location: Trexler Library Reference Collection 641.3 M657a (Level A)

Credo Reference
Credo Reference provides access to hundreds of reference works, including general and subject specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across major subject areas--all online, all searchable from one search box.
Location: Online or search the library catalog by title to access

Cambridge World History of Food
Online Location: Online or search the library catalog by title to access
Print Location: Trexler Library Reference Collection 641.309 C178w (Level A)

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Online Location: Online or search the library catalog by title to access
Print Location: Trexler Library Reference Collection 641.03 K19e (Level A)

Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Print Location: Trexler Library Reference Collection 613.203 E56o v.1-10 (Level A)

The Oxford Companion to Food
Print Location: Trexler Library Reference Collection 641.3003 D252o (Level A)

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
Online Location: Online or search the library catalog by title to access

      

    Finding Articles

    Popular Articles: Interdisciplinary Databases

    Academic Search Complete
    A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including sociology. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

    LexisNexis Academic
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    Scholarly Articles: Subject Specific Databases

    AGRICOLA
    A database of citations to scientific literature primarily focusing on agriculture (including books, articles, and online resources) created by the National Agriculture Library.

    America: History and Life
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    Business Source Complete
    Database of scholarly and trade journals covering all aspects of accounting, business, and economics.  Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

    Historical Abstracts with Full Text with Full Text
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    JSTOR
    A database of scholarly journals for most academic disciplines, with many sociology journals. The most recent three to five years of most journals are not included. Full text is linked directly in the database.

    PAIS
    Citations from scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, policy briefs, government publications, and more from on domestic and international political, economic, social and public policy issues. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

    Sage Journals Online
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    Sociological Abstracts
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    Scholarly Articles: Interdisciplinary Databases

    Academic Search Complete
    A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including sociology. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

    Google Scholar
    Search scholarly literature via Google. Some full text is linked directly; otherwise, search the library catalog by journal titles to check for full text online or in the library.

        
       

      Getting the Full Text of Articles

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      - If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.

      - If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

      - If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

      Finding Books

      SEARCHING FOR BOOKS WITH ENCOMPASS SEARCH

      Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. Rather than searching in separate databases, Encompass Search helps you find resources from many catalogs and databases quickly and easily, all from a single search box. 

      To find only books, use the Books limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Many items will be in Trexler Library; note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability. For items not in Trexler Library, use the Interlibrary Loan to request a copy from another library.

          
         

        Finding More Information on the Web

        Data and Statistics / Government Organizations

        Please note that this is a selected list.  Explore further with your own web searching.  For recommendations regarding general domestic and international statistical websites/resources, see the Finding Data and Statistics tab of the Sociology subject guide. 

        Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)
        Agricultural, food, and food safety statistics by region, country, and world.

        National Agricultural Statistics Service
        Statistics on "virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture, [including]: production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, changes in the demographics of U.S. producers," and more.

        Comtrade (United Nations)
        UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010.

        United States Department of Agriculture

        Data and Statistics

        United States Food and Drug Administration: Food

         Trade Associations

        Please note that this is a selected list.  Explore further with your own web searching.

        Directory for Food Industry Associations

        Directory of Food and Beverage Trade Associations

        Produce Marketing Association

        Citing Your Sources

        • For help using American Sociological Association Style, consult the following resources:
        • ASA Style Guide (4th ed., 2010)
          Location: Ready Reference 808.0663 A512a 2010
        • Zotero
          "Free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Download instructions and help available on the site.
            

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          Jen Jarson
          Social Sciences Reference Librarian
          phone: 484-664-3552
          email: jarson@muhlenberg.edu

              
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