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ANTH 397AB Anthropology of Food and Nutrition

Research Tips

When searching databases or the Online Catalog, consider the following when entering your keyword search terms:

1. Are there multiple terms that could be used for your topic? 
    For example:  food or eating
                           archaeology or prehistory or antiquities
                           anthropology or culture
                           farming or agriculture   

2. Are there ways to "truncate" a term to pick up alternative spellings or singular/plural?
    For example:    anthropolog* for anthropology or anthropological
                             prehistor* for prehistory or prehistoric
                             cultur* for culture or cultural or cultures
                             diet* for diet or diets or dietary
                             ethnograph* for ethnography, ethnographies, ethnographic
                             food* for food, foods, foodways 

    Note: The most common truncation symbol used in databases is an asterisk *. The Online Catalog uses a question mark ?.
3. Use those additional terms and truncated words in your search statement.
    Examples of search statements:    food* and ethnograph*
                                                           food* and (anthropolog* or cultur* or ethnograph*)
                                                           cereal* and (domestication or agricultur* or cultivation or crops) 
                                                           food and (security or insecurity)
                                                           foodways and (ancient or prehistor* or archaeolog* or antiquit*)

Getting Help

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