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Food Theory HOSP105 & Theory of Food COOK105

Finding journals and their articles

Because these courses have the potential to dig in deep, you will want to access quality and dependable resources that will increase the research value of your tasks.  While there are many kinds of information sources, articles in journals are supported by in-depth research, and opinions considered over years of experience.

In this section, you will be introduced to a few ways to navigate the journal landscape.


Let's See What They Have...: What Consumers Look For in a Restaurant Wine List


How did that happen?

Separating the journals from other types of publications

The Let's See What They Have article was published in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.  Many journals are often connected to universities, colleges and professional associations, and sometimes carry the institution's name in the journal's title.

In order to surface these kinds of articles, follow the instructions on the Introduction page of this guide, under the heading, Stepping in it... the library's collections that is!

Select a collection (database) of journals and magazines with a hospitality and/or culinary focus.  Here are some examples:

Sage Premier, Taylor & Francis eJournals, Business Source Complete, Research Library, Academic Search Premier, Culinary Arts Collection and Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Once you open up a database, such as Business Source Complete, try to identify ways of isolating articles in journals, as opposed to other types of publications.



►Look for a way to filter articles in "peer review" or "scholarly journals."  Most of the library's collections have a filter like this in the Advanced Search interface.

►In any set of results, the name of the publication is listed in each article record.  Look for publication names that say the word "Journal" and/or include the name of a university or college.  Here are a few examples: Journal of Food, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

►In addition to scholarly articles, journals often carry other types of written work such as introductory letters from the journal editors or reviews of books.  If you are looking only for scholarly articles, keep in mind that the majority of scholarly articles are longer. (often more than five pages)

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