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Food for Thought

Resources for Research on Food & Culture

A Recipe for Good Research

  Good research involves many ingredients, including quality resources, flexible search strategies, and an open mind. Cook up your own unique creation with some helpful tips and resources from the University at Albany Libraries.

Information Comes in Many Flavors

Your research will benefit from multiple perspectives, which may come from a variety of resources. 

Use the tabs to the left to learn about searching for news sourcesscholarly articles, websites, and popular sources such as magazines, fiction and films.

Did you know...?

You can access the University Libraries' electronic resources from wherever you are - on campus, at home, or in your dorm. 

For off-campus access all you need is an internet connection and your NetID and password .

A Glimpse into the Past: Browse historic menus in the NYPL digital collections


Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. SUPPER [held by] FRANKLIN CLUB [at] "PARKER HOUSE, BOSTON,MA (HOT.)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1861 - 1876. 

Cooking up something new?

The following resources provide media that is openly licensed or in the public domain, meaning you are allowed to reuse it. Make sure you adhere to the usage terms and provide proper attribution.

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Image SourcesMixer by Vectorstall from the Noun Project. All other images are in the Public Domain.