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History : Food: Home

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for food history.


Cadbury chocolate advertisement
Images: various cocoa advertisements.

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Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For more citation info see Citing Sources.

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Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: chocolate history
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "chocolate in mesoamerica"
  • By Author - Type in the name of the author. For example: marcy norton

Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles on food history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with food history. Additional sources are listed under Primary Source sections of this guide.

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