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ENGS 107: Rhetorics of Food - Miles (Fall 2020)

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This research guide is designed to help you conduct successful research for this course.


Contact me directly via e-mail or telephone to ask a question or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation. I am always happy to work one-on-one with you to help you with your specific research topic.

What's in this Guide?

  1. Background:  individual subject encyclopedias, subject companions and dictionaries.
  2. OED (Oxford English Dictionary): history, scope, how to search.
  3. Websites: links to digitized cookbooks, menus, careers/occupations, USDA nutrition information.
  4. Oral History: guides for conducting successful oral history interviews.
  5. Library Research Tutorials: selected list of interactive library research tutorials.
  6. Keyword Searching: help with developing keywords for a topic, using variant spellings and synonyms, creating a keyword search.
  7. Books: Library Catalog part of CATQuest. Links to guidance on searching the catalog. Information on checking out and renewing books.
  8. Articles: databases for locating articles in scholarly journals and magazines. 3A. Sub-tab Substantive Magazines & Newspapers: selected list of substantive magazines and newspapers; how to find articles in them.
  9. Call Numbers & Subject Headings: directions on how to find print books in the Howe Library main circulating collection (2nd and 3rd floors).
  10. Evaluate Sources: guides, charts and videos to help you evaluate your sources for usefulness, credibility, and quality.
  11. Cite Sources: style and citation guides: Associated Press, New York Times, BBC News, Chicago, APA.

Contact Your Librarian

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Christie Silkotch
David W. Howe Memorial Library
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-8130

Working Off Campus?

Click on (in the top red bar of the Library homepagebefore you begin your research. Enter your UVM Net ID and password.
This enables you to use UVM Libraries electronic resources, e.g., journal article databases, electronic journals, e-books, etc.

NOTE:  UVM affiliates only after a database name indicates that it is a licensed library database, restricted to UVM affiliates.