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Images: various cocoa advertisements.
Citation & Writing Help
Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.
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Additional information on researching history and on writing.
Starting Points: Books & eBooks
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.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Best database to articles written on modern world history (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe & Latin America from 1450 onward)
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.