You can search the online databases by subject: use the filter by subject to see databases specifically related to the broad category of “food."
- HST & HSTS
- Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies
- Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
- Newspapers, Statistical Resources
Need some examples?
- Food and Foodways: refereed, interdisciplinary, and international journal devoted to publishing original scholarly articles on the history and culture of human nourishment. By reflecting on the role food plays in human relations, this unique journal explores the powerful but often subtle ways in which food has shaped, and shapes, our lives socially, economically, politically, mentally, nutritionally, and morally. Because food is a pervasive social phenomenon, it cannot be approached by any one discipline. We encourage articles that engage dialogue, debate, and exchange across disciplines. Food and Foodways publishes work by anthropologists, biologists, economists, ethnobotanists, historians, literary critics, nutritionists, psychologists, sociologists, and others who use food as a lens of analysis. We also seek review essays or short topical pieces that are provocative and problematic in nature.
- Food, Culture, and Society: An international peer-reviewed publication dedicated to exploring the complex relationships among food, culture, and society from numerous disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as in the world of food beyond the academy. It brings to bear the highest standards of research and scholarship on all aspects of food studies and encourages vigorous debate on a wide range of topics.
- Food Science and Technology Abstracts: Includes citations and abstracts of journal articles, research papers, conference proceedings and other materials in all areas of food science, including food engineering, microbiology, packaging, technology and toxicology. Citations to materials on food laws, regulations and patents are also included.
Sometimes you’ll find databases of e-journals with articles, but other times you’ll find source citations for books that have published primary sources (example list = “Countries and Their Cultures” and reproductions = “Family in Society: Social Issues Primary Sources Collection, 2007”) or encyclopedias (example “Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics” search for “food technology and science” *note bibliography and “View other articles linked to these index terms” at the bottom of the article or “Encyclopedia of World Cultures” divided by name of culture).