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ENGS 005C: Food & Writing - Miles (Fall 2017)

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The Library Catalog locates books, journals (not articles), microfilm, dvds, cds, and U.S. documents (1976->) owned by the UVM Libraries. There are two versions of the catalog: CATQuest version and the Classic Library Catalog.


Note:  The best way to perform a Keyword search ON A TOPIC in the CATQuest version of the Library Catalog, is to use the Advanced Search function.


  • cook*, cooking, cookbooks, cook book, cuisine, food habits, food
  • immigrants
  • assimilation
  • ethnic group/region (eg., irish, ireland, british, scotland, scottish, mediterranean, african american, africa, african, italy, italian, scandinavia, scandinavian, jewish, poland, polish, france, french, india, indian, middle east,  south america, latin american, spain, spanish, etc.)
  • types of cuisine: vegan, vegetarian


Use the Library Catalog (CATQuest version) to determine whether or not the UVM Libraries owns a book. Use the Advanced Search mode and follow this technique.

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