Welcome to the Food Studies LibGuide
Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
Research databases enable you to see what has been published in the area you are researching. They contain detailed records of thousands of journal articles, book references and conference proceedings etc.
These records usually include the article title, authors, abstract (a brief summary), keywords (to enable your search to find it), but some databases also contain the full text materials.
Food studies encompasses a wide range of complementary subject disciplines. This subject guide highlights the key recommended resources for food studies research, but take a look at the other subject guides for disciplines such as anthropology, geography, politics etc. All the Subject LibGuides are available online.
Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.
You can browse by subject e.g. Food Studies or type (e.g. maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.
Use the Search Techniques LibGuides for lots of hints and tips on successful online searching
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
For more guidance take a look at:
Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of academic skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research.
It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.
Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.