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HIST 214: Global History of Food

Finding Books

Look for resources by either searching Summon, the library's online discovery tools or QCAT, the Library's catalogue to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library.  You may search by keywords, author, title or subject headings. 
  
To find books on a topic, either try a subject or keyword search.

Subject Searching

 
Subject headings allow you to search the library catalogue for resources on a particular topic and are often more productive that keyword searches.
 
Relevent subject headings for this course include: 
 
Agriculture--Environmental aspects
Agriculture--History
Agriculture--Moral and ethical aspects
Agriculture--United States
Food--History
Food--Social Aspects
 
To find specific commodities, search the commodity as a subject heading.
 
Bananas
Beer
Cheese
Chocolate
Coffee
Corn
Hamburgers
Pineapple
Potatoes
Rice
Sugar
Tea

Keyword Searching

 
Use a keyword search if you have multiple concepts or topics. Browse your results to find the assigned subject headings in order to find more books on your topic.You can also used subject heading terms as keywords in your searches.  For example:
 
sugar and (global or globalization) and history 
 
 

Featured Title

 Cover of Cambridge World History of Food

The two-volume work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional make-up and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography.