These resources contain basic overview information and definitions that can be useful when you're just beginning your research.
Once you have a good understanding of your topic and have selected a few keywords, OneSearch is a great place to start your research! OneSearch is a convenient way to search most of the library’s resources - regardless of format - using a single search box.
Below are a few Food Studies journals available at the USM Libraries. To see more journal titles, see our Journals by Title page and select "Title contains all words" from the Title drop-down menu. And remember that you can get articles from non-subscribed journals via ILLiad.
Below are just a few of our databases useful for food studies research. For a complete list of databases available at USM, check out our Databases A-Z page.
You can search for books in our library and other libraries using the links below. If you're not sure how to find what you're looking for, ask us!
URSUS is the combined library catalog for the entire University of Maine system. You can search the entire system, or select University of Southern Maine Libraries in the drop-down.
Other helpful tips:
Most databases, as well as URSUS and MaineCat, assign subject headings to books and articles. A subject heading is a designated word or phrase that describes an idea or concept and is used to group all articles or books about that concept together.
There are many ways you can get research materials from other libraries. In the vast majority of cases, there is no charge to you for this service!
Flowchart used with permission of Cardiff University Library.
The resources listed here provide assistance in following correct citation methods and in avoiding plagiarism.