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Food Studies Subject Guide: Online library support

Subject Guide - help and guidance on finding resources in your subject area

Welcome to the Food Studies LibGuide

Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.

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Food Studies Databases

Where to start your search

Library Search

Search for textbooks, ebooks, journals, articles + more.  Use Library Search LibGuide for guidance.

For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

Book Highlights

Expand your searching with these recommended databases

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.

Key Food Studies Research Databases

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.

Allied subjects include anthropologyarchaeologyclassicseconomicsgeographyhistory and politics. You will also find LibGuides available for these and other subject disciplines.

Effective Searching & Referencing

It is important to plan your search strategy, and manage your search results so that you get the most from your online searching.

Keep a record of all the material you need to cite in your assignments, papers, projects etc. 

Use the Search Techniques and Referencing guidance to assist you.

  • It is  easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available to you.  
  • Invest time in planning an effective online search strategy so that you can quickly and easily discover relevant and high quality information. 

 

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.

Top Tip

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.

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Academic Skills Support

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.

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