Skip to main content

Food History and Culture - English Composition Courses: Home

COVID-19 Updates

Please note: while we try to keep our guides as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on WSU Pullman Library operations and Services can be found at the links below:

Places/Tips/Tools for Food History and Culture

Library of Congress Classifications

TX = Home Economics
TX 341-641 = Nutrition. Foods and food supply
TX 642-840 = Cooking

(Stack 625, 3rd Floor, Holland Library)


GN = Anthropology.
GN 406-442 = Technology. Material Culture including food

(Stacks 260, 261, Ground Floor, Terrell Library)


GT = Manners and Customs
GT 2400-3390.5 = Customs relative to private life including eating and drinking
GT 3400-5090 = Customs relative to public and social life including festival and holidays

(Stack 262, Ground Floor, Terrell Library)


Subject Headings

Food history
Food production
Food technology
Food processing
Food Export
Food Import

Databases for Food History and Culture

Search It = WSU's central resource discovery system

Oxford Reference Online = collection of 180+ reference books for historical and background information

For humanities and social science scholarly journal articles:
Historical Abstracts (history)
AnthropologyPlus (anthropology)
Sociological Abstracts (sociology)
PsycINFO (psychology)
ComAbstracts (communications)

For science scholarly journal articles:
AGRICOLA (food science and nutrition)
PubMed (human health)
Web of Science (hard sciences)

For newspaper articles:
Lexis Nexis Academic
ProQuest Newsstand

For magazine articles:  
Academic Search Complete
Reader’s Guide Retrospective

Google Scholar, Google Books,

Instruction and Assessment Librarian

Corey Johnson's picture
Corey Johnson
WSU Libraries, PO Box 645610, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5610, 509-335-9671, Contact Us