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Food Science Resources: Finding Books

Suggested resources for research in the area of food science and technology.

Searching the Library Catalog

To locate books on specific topics, search the Library Catalog. Begin with a keyword search which allows the use of everyday terminology and the combination of two or more concepts (e.g. "food and fortification"; "HACCP and poultry"); click on a title of interest and follow the subject hotlinks in the cataloging record to locate other books on the same topic. Use the truncation symbol to retrieve alternate forms of a word (e.g., food contamina* will find food contamination, food contaminants; food label* will find food label, food labels, food labelling).

Finding E-books in the Catalog

Need something online?: You can search for Electronic Materials only. To find resources by topic, click Keyword or Subject, enter your search terms, and click the Search button. You will retrieve a list of electronic resources, ranked by relevancy and displayed 50 per screen, with the most recent listed first. Click on a title of interest for further information and hyperlink.

The Knovel Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food Science and Metals/Metallurgy Collection includes almost 500 fully-searchable handbooks and reference works covering all areas of food science and technology. 

Online Reference Resources

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc. can help you to explore a topic; identify trends, issues, key people, terminology or keywords to use as search terms; find references to other books and articles on the subject.

Subject Guide

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