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Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books

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Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books

 

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  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: chinese restaurants history. On the results screen use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any articles that were found.
     
  • By Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "chop suey usa". If you don't see the book on your list of results then use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any book reviews that were found.
     
  • By Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the  name of the author.  For example: paul freedman. On the results screen use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any book reviews and articles that were found.

Note down the library name and call number -- you need this information to locate the book.

History eBook Collections

Use "Resource Type" option in UW Libraries Search to limit your search results to eBooks. Additional collections of eBooks can be found on eBook Collections guide. The following collections have strong history content:

Finding Books Beyond the UW

If you can't find the books you need at the UW or through our Summit partner libraries (Summit material can be found in UW Libraries Search), use the following catalogs. Books not available at the UW can be requested through Interlibrary Loan

Food Subject Headings

There are a number of subject headings used to find books in the UW Libraries about food history. In addition to broad terms such as food there are also narrower terms focused on a specific type of food (sugar, tea, chocolate, etc.). These are a selection of subject headings that may be useful when searching for books on food-related history. Use the terms in conjunction with the word history when searching for books. Many terms can also be used with place names. For example: 

  • chocolate history 
  • food habits japan history
  • cookery american history

baby foods

beverages

can foods

cookbooks

cooking 

cookery 

diet

dietaries

dinners and dining

food habits

food supply

foods

frozen foods

gastronomy

groceries

home economics

junk food

nutrition

restaurants

vegetarianism

Browsing Food History

The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. LGBTQ history and studies are primarily located under the following call number range.

S Agriculture Allen S. 1
TX 642-840 Cooking Allen S. 1
TX 901-953 Restaurants Allen S. 1


For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online.