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NUTR 108 (Basile) FA20: Library Resources

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MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

Library Help

  • Keep them brief and concise.
    • "chinese food"  or try  "chinese cuisine"
  • Spelling counts! Make sure you don't misspell your keywords.
  • Join multiple terms with "and" & "or"
    • food culture AND Vietnam
    • chilis OR peppers
    • dutch OR Holland OR Netherlands AND food
  • Avoid using words from your assignment such as "core foods" or "flavor principles". These are not terms that work in the databases. Instead, you will need to use other keywords to discover the "core foods" and "flavor principles" for the country you're studying. 

Keep in mind that keyword searching is not an exact science and you'll need to experiment with many different combinations to get the results you want.


Using Keywords in a Database

  1. Go in broad by searching with your main topic only. Then narrow your results by adding in additional keywords.

  2. Search for each aspect of your topic separately.

  3. Don't assume you're going to find one book or article that covers all aspects of your topic.

Enter your SURF ID & password when prompted to access databases when off-campus.


Reference Database


Academic Database

Cross-search all EBSCO databases (over 30); magazines, journals, ebooks, news and primary sources, covering multi-disciplinary topics.

Need more? Check out our OneSearch! It searches across many of our library databases at one time.

 

MLA

To cite a personal interview treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then identify the type of interview. Lastly, list the date of the interview.

In-Text Citation Format: (Last Name of Person Who Was Interviewed)

In-Text Citation Example: (Palmer)

Note: If the name of the person who was interviewed is mentioned in the sentence leading into the quote or paraphrased content, you do not need to repeat it in the in-text citation:

Example: Palmer explained that "the Maori culture had a profound impact" on her family's traditions.

Works Cited Format:

Last name of interviewer, First name of interviewer. Interview type [email, phone, personal interview].

Works Cited Example:

Palmer, Sherry. Personal interview. 4 Mar. 2018.

For more information, check out the MLA Style Center.


APA

No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator's name, the phrase "personal communication," and the date of the communication in your main text only.

In-Text Citation Format: (First initial, Last name, type of interview, date of interview)

In-Text Citation Example: (S. Palmer, personal communication, March 4, 2018)
 
Note: If the name of the person who was interviewed is mentioned in the sentence leading into the quote or paraphrased content, you do not need to repeat it in the in-text citation:
 
Example: Sherry Palmer also stated that many of her family's food traditions stemmed from their New Zealand heritage (personal communication, March 4, 2018).

Reference List Format:

Last name of interviewer, First Initial interviewer. (Year, Month Date). Interview type [email, phone, personal interview].

Reference List Example:
Palmer, S. (2018, March 4). Personal interview.

For more information, check out the APA Style Blog.

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Latino Food Culture
Asian American Food Culture
Jewish American Food Culture
Food Culture in India
Food Culture in Italy
Food Culture in China
African American Food Culture
Food Culture in Great Britain
Food Culture in the Mediterranean
Food Culture in Germany
Food Culture in Scandinavia
Food Culture in the Pacific Islands
Food Culture in Russia and Central Asia
Food Culture in Belgium