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Food and Nutrition

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Food & Nutrition (limes and blueberries on a white plate)

Use the resources in this guide to begin your research. Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples that are provided as they will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

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Food / Nutrition Databases

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Search Tips

Examples of what you can type into the Summon search box . . .

One word, a single phrase, place, name, etc.:

  • foodways
  • food habits
  • cookery
  • cuisine
  • Japanese cuisine
  • barbecue
  • food additives
  • Julia Child

More complex keyword searches:

  • food AND culture AND Asia
  • BBQ AND "North Carolina"
  • "barbecue cookery" OR barbecue OR BBQ OR bar-b-q

Do not use complete sentences. Only type the important keywords related to your topic.

Use the features under "Refine Your Results" to limit by date, subject, type of resource, etc.

Identifying Book Reviews

You can often tell that you have a book review because it will list the citation information along with the ISBN and price at the very beginning.

Book Review: Look for ISBN and Price

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus is similar to what you use to access the PCC campus portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. For the username, use the first part of your myPittCC email address only. DO NOT include The password is exactly the same as what you use to log in to the campus portal. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses.