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Food & Culture

These page leads to library resources for research on food and culture. Below are the most relevant databases of scholarly journal articles, which are usually the best sources for research papers. The tabs above lead you to subject searches for circulating books, and to online and print encyclopedias on food and culture. To the left, you'll find basic library information and help with the writing process; to the right, my contact information.

Databases for scholarly journal articles

If full-text isn't provided, click the red UMLinks button in the citation to check for other options.

  • Academic Search Premier
    A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
  • Anthopology Plus
    The scholarly literature of archeology and anthropology (biological, physical, linguistic, social and cultural) in several languages, late 1800s to present.
  • AnthroSource
    The full text of the 32 journals published by the American Anthropological Association, some dating back to the nineteenth century.
  • EHRAF World Cultures
    Thousands of ethnographies originally published as articles, books and dissertations. Its indexing traces social features across cultures, 1983-present.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
  • Web of Science
    Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.


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