Major Research Tools



Full text of journals from the American Anthropological Association from their first issues through current issues.

Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

Full-Text, Reference

Dictionary containing entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health.

Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Full-Text, Reference

Articles on issues pertaining to the full range of topics in the area of food and agricultural ethics.

Food and Drink in History

Coverage: 16th-21st centuries

Primary sources from the U.S., UK, and Australia on global food history.

Food Environment Atlas


Create and save maps illustrating 168 indicators on the food environment covering food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics in U.S. states or counties. Indicators include store/restaurant proximity, food prices, and food and nutrition assistance programs. Data is drawn from numerous sources including the Decennial Census, County Business Patterns, and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Global Commodities

Data, Full-Text

Primary sources such as manuscripts/diaries, rare books, maps, paintings, advertisements, company records, etc., covering the global history of 15 major commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, energy, opium, porcelain, silver & gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine & spirits. Also includes data on energy production, consumption, and reserves by country from 1965 to the present.

Historical Abstracts

Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1955 to present

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia covering events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected food and drink preparation and consumption in America.