HIST 103D: Food in American History

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Research Guide for History 103D, Instructor: McLennan

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Selected Background Sources

These are just a few examples of possible background sources on the general subject of Food.  To find more, search OskiCat by keywords (example:  food encyclopedias, food united states bibliography, etc.) or browse the reference collections of Doe Library and the Biosciences Library.

Note that in OskiCat,  "Doe Reference - Reference Hall" refers to the hall that includes the reference desk; "Doe Reference" refers to the North Reading Room; see floor plan.


Larousse gastronomique : the world's greatest culinary encyclopedia


The Oxford companion to American food and drink


Encyclopedia of junk food and fast food


Encyclopedia of food and culture


Encyclopedia of foods : a guide to healthy nutrition An e-book...but partly sponsored by Dole?


The Oxford encyclopedia of food and drink in America (e-book)


Encyclopedia of American social history

Prisons and prison systems : a global encyclopedia /
Author: Roth, Mitchel P., 1953-
Call #: Doe Reference Reference Hall HV8665 .R67 2006
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Catalogs

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OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

What's the difference?  more details here

For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Sample Searches in OskiCat

Search OskiCat for both primary and secondary sources.  Examples:

Search by keywords, look at long forms of items to find official subject headings:

american diet

subject:  diet united states

subject:  diet united states history

keywords:  hamburger*

subject:  hamburgers

migrant agricultural labor*
migrant agricultural labor* california
migrant agricultural labor* illegal
migrant agricultural labor* undocumented
food service labor*
upton sinclair biography
food relief united states history

* = truncation symbol/wildcard for variant word endings
ex:  immigra* = immigrant, immigrants, immigrating, immigration...

advanced search

cookery american
year of publication:  after 1949 before 1961

if you know the name of a person or organization, search it both as an author and as a topic:

author:  sinclair, upton

author:  united states food and drug administration

Try out these OskiCat features:

To find more, use MELVYL (all 10 UC campuses!)
prisons food service

SMS and QR Codes in OskiCat

You can now text yourself a call number or use a QR code reader to find the location of an item in the UCB Library. Just click on a title in your OskiCat search results, and both options will be displayed on the right.

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Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

About JSTOR!

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > JSTOR

Everyone Loves JSTOR:

CAUTIONS:

Searching Article Databases

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > H > History > America:  History and Life (scholarly secondary sources)

advertis*   (select a field - optional)
food* (select a field - optional)

advanced search

Historical period from:  1949 to 1961

athlet* or sport* (select a field- optional)
diet* or nutrition*  (select a field - optional)

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Agriculture > Agricola

food* or agricultur*  (keywords)
prison* or jail* or correctional facilit* (keywords)

look for official terms and other related terms, try again:

food* or agricultur*  or nutrition*(keywords)
prison*   (descriptor)

food* or agricultur*  or farm*(keywords)
prison*   (descriptor)

Search Results

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

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For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

In order to avoid plagiarism, you must give credit when

Recommendations

 

This content is part of the Understanding Plagiarism tutorial created by the Indiana University School of Education.

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, organize and store your PDFs, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but all are easier than doing it by hand!

  1. Zotero: A free plug-in for the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service. Zotero is also available as a stand-alone application that syncs with Chrome and Safari, or as a bookmarklet for mobile browsers.
  2. RefWorks - web-based and free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies, then works with Word to help you format references and a bibliography for your paper. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up.
  3. EndNote: Desktop software for managing your references and formatting bibliographies. You can purchase EndNote from the Cal Student Store

Tip: After creating a bibliography with a citation management tool, it's always good to double check the formatting; sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.

Citing Your Sources

The UCB Library Guide to Citing Your Sources discusses why you should cite your sources and links to campus resources about plagiarism.  It also includes links to guides for frequently used citation styles.  Also:

Zotero Tips

If you've never used Zotero before, use the QuickStart Guide to get started.

Change your preferences if you want  Zotero to

To use Zotero to find specific articles in our library's databases, set up the Open URL resolver with this link: http://ucelinks.cdlib.org:8888/sfx_local? 

An in-depth discussion of the relative virtues of Endnote and Zotero,

 

Why Can't I Just Use Google?

If you want to use Google for research, use Google Books or Google Scholar.

Use the Advanced Search for more searching options.

Remember that Google Books search results do not necessarily include the full text of the book; some include no text at all, some include a limited preview (only some pages of the book).

When you use Google Scholar, make sure to update your Scholar Preferences (see below) so you'll be able to use UC e-links to find the UC Berkeley library locations/online availability of the articles.

Step 1: If you haven't already done this, set up your proxy server access by following the directions at http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/. When you get to a point where you are accessing resources that the Library pays for, you will be prompted for your CalNet ID and password. For more help see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/tutorials/proxy.html

Step 2: Change your “Scholar Preferences.” Access these by clicking on the small icon in the upper right of the screen.

Step 3: In search box next to "Library Links," type in University of California Berkeley and click on “Find Library”

Step 4: Check all the boxes next to "University of California Berkeley"

Step 5: Click on "Save Preferences" at bottom of page

And When You Find It...Evaluate It!

You already know that you should evaluate anything you find on the Internet.  Here are some reminders of what to look for.

Primary Sources

Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:

For specific search strategies, see the Library's Guide to Finding Historical Primary Sources

Learn more about your topic in advance:

Use the bibliographies of secondary sources and reference sources to find citations to specific primary sources; search OskiCat to locate them on campus, or ask for assistance at the Library.

Searching OskiCat for Primary Sources

Search OskiCat for primary sources using keywords and adding terms that denote primary sources, such as:

-correspondence
-sources
-diaries
-personal narratives
-interviews
-speeches
-documents
-archives
-newspapers

Examples:

puerto rican* interviews
african american soldiers personal narratives
irish american* newspapers

Selected Primary Source Databases

UCB Library Primary Sources and Guides

Regional Oral History Office series

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Food and Wine

Calisphere

Gateway to digitized images from the libraries and museums of 10 University of California campuses and more than 100 cultural heritage organizations in California. Includes more than 150,000 photographs, diaries, documents, oral histories and other resources. Serves as a single point of access for more than 300 UC-created websites and collections.

Finding Aid to the Paul Schuster Taylor papers

No online items but the finding aid (guide or index) to the collection is online. This allows you to find the box, carton, etc. that you will need to request when you go to the Bancroft Library to see the actual materials.

Guide to Research on the United Farm Workers

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 

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Getting Help

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