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Culinary Arts: Getting Started

Getting started on your Culinary Arts research


Encyclopedia articles are a great way to gather background information as you begin your research.

Once you have a good encyclopedia article, 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.

As always, if your research is taking too long or you have questions use the Ask Us button on the right hand side of this page to contact your Librarians for further assistance.


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Remember: encyclopedia articles from Credo are preferred over Wikipedia articles by your instructors.  They also come with properly formatted citations for you to copy into your bibliography!

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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

Larousse Gastronomique
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

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