This guide contains resources designed to aid you in your research in culinary arts.
Use the tabs across the top of the guide to find books, articles, and web pages in this subject area. The Cite Your Sources tab will help you to properly cite the resources you find.
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Find background information in online culinary encyclopedias
Print resources for background information
These books are kept in the Reference Collection. We will photocopy your encyclopedia articles for free, including the information you need for your bibliography. If you're off campus, these articles can be faxed or emailed to you at home.
Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink
REF TX 349 .M266 1999
REF TX 349 .M613 1988
The Master Dictionary of Food and Wine
REF TX 349 .R83 1996
The Oxford Companion to Food
REF TX 349 .D39 1999
The Visual Food Encyclopedia
REF TX 349 .E48 1996
Webster’s New World Dictionary of Culinary Arts
REF TX 349 .L33 2000
Wikipedia is a very popular online encyclopedia that may be appropriate for background research, especially if the articles has a good bibliography. Be aware that some YCCC faculty will not allow you to use Wikipedia as a cited source.
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