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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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Summon Search

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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

Online Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases is the same as what you use to log in to myPittCC and Moodle. The username is your entire myPittCC email address ( 

Community logins are available to Pitt County residents with PCC library cards and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Scroll down and look for the "Community Login" section.