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Anthropology of Food: Guide to Library Research

Food & Culture

These page leads to library resources for research on food and culture.

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Below are the most relevant databases of scholarly journal articles, which are usually the best sources for research papers. Also:  basic library information and help with the writing process.The tabs to the left lead you to subject searches for circulating books, and to online and print encyclopedias on food and culture. 

Databases for scholarly journal articles

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

Library Basics

Citation Management

Use a citation manager, such as RefWorks to keep track of your research.

Put all your references in RefWorks, create quick and easy bibliographies, build your knowledgebase.


If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the online guides and webinars or Ask a Librarian.

If you're looking for another citation management option to RefWorks, try Zotero.

Writing Tools