Foodways: Food Culture, Cookery, Culinary Tourism

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
Dates: 1861 - present
Coverage: Indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. Offers full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.
Search by: thesis advisor, topic or title term, author, and other fields.

UC Berkeley Dissertations
To search for UC dissertations, go to Dissertations and Theses @ University of California (available in full text).

To locate dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.

Example: berkeley dissertations molecular and cell biology

Foodways: Sample Searches in OskiCat

other searches in OskiCat:

Limit to location:
Bioscience and Natural Resouces Library
use Keywords:

Holl gastronomy
(for materials in the Holl Gastronomy Collection

Or Environmental Design Library
search for keyword food / location envi
Food and the city: urban agriculture and the new food

Advanced search:
enter subject: food
subject tourism

Find Books, eBooks, Journals

Print & Electronic Books are cataloged in OskiCat and Melvyl. Some are included in publisher packages or special subject collections.

Use the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library eBooks list for full-text collections such as CRCnetBASE, The Prokaryotes, Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel Library.

Search the Library catalogs

OskiCat: UCB, use to renew your books online, find course reserves, request checked out or offsite items; restrict your search to a specific library, online items or available items only.

: Limit your search to Available Online.Journals: When searching on exact journal titles, change the search field to Title and limit the search to Journals / Magazines / Newspapers.

Melvyl: UC System,search for books, ebooks, journals, dissertations, and articles. Search libraries worldwide, request items UCB does NOT own, create and save lists, automatically format citations; use keywords or subject headings for title, subject, author.

For materials not owned by UC Berkeley: Borrowing from Other Libraries.

Electronic Books: are included in OskiCat, Melvyl,
Google Books
, Google Scholar.
Open Library

Use UC e-Links to link to the full text of articles ( if available).

Foodways: Sample searches

enter keywords:  cooking American

use truncation / wildcard for variant word endings
example:  cook* =cookery, cooking, cookbook(S)

subject searches: 
     cooking, American - western style
     cooking west
     cookbooks - west
     fireplace cooking
     food habits - california
     food habits - history
     food - history      gastronomy
     outdoor cooking
     Cooking western

broaden and narrow your searches: keywords:  Outdoor cooking california

advanced search cookery chinese language:  english
year of publication:  after 1945 before 1990

Search with the name of a person or organization, as an author or topic:
author:  Waters, Alice
author:  united states food and drug administration

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