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HIST 4420: Global Food History

Resource guide for HIST 4420.

Welcome

Welcome to the resource guide for HIST 4420: Global Food History. This guide contains information to help you find primary and secondary sources for your capstone project. 

 

Locating Primary Sources

Locating Secondary Sources

Citing Primary Sources

General Suggestions - Keywords

Whether you are searching for primary or secondary sources, it is important to use search terms that will generate results. We use subject headings in the library catalog--a controlled list of terms used to collocate results. Some subject headings that you may find useful are: 

Agriculture 
Beverage industry
Beverages
Cookbooks
Cookery
Cooking 
Diet 
Food 
Food consumption 
Food habits
Gastronomy 
Grocery trade 
Hunting 
Vegetarianism
 

Subject headings can also be further narrowed down by category or geography. For instance, different aspects of food studies may be found by searching: 
Food - History 
Food - Religious aspects 
Food - Social aspects 

Or to narrow down results to a specific geographic area: 
Food - Mexico 
Food - China 
Cookery - Caribbean