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Food Studies

This guide covers resources for the study of the history and social ramifications of food. See the Nutrition guide for other topics.

Food Studies Research Databases

Select a research database to search for journal articles.

Virtual Business Library

The Virtual Business Library (VBL) offers numerous databases to support research in all aspects of business: company financial information, industry and marketing reports, and business-oriented scholarship.

A few databases of note include:

Advanced Research

Other Relevant Databases

Search Tips

When using article databases, remember there are always three stages in your workflow:

  1. Discovery: Do and redo your searches! Do a keyword or keyphrase search, scan the results, and figure out if you can do a better search using more focused terms, synonyms, and/or by using the Boolean operators "and, or, not" to get good results. Your first search is not your best search, but rather an opportunity to learn how to immediately do a better search. Learn more about Boolean searching here.
  2. Delivery: For items that you like, select the link to the full text if available. If the citation does not include the full text, use the Find full text in another database NYU icon. icon to see if we own the full text in another database. If you want to keep this item, save it to your own computer, email it to yourself, or print it.
  3. Document: Keep track of the search terms you've used and a running bibliography of all that good resources you found. If you want to create your own library, NYU Libraries offer a number of citation management tools that you can learn more about. These tools are like research shadows - you can save the metadata of the resources you find there, and they will help you create a bibliography as you write a paper. They require habit to use though!