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ENG 101 Marafioti: Library Guides

Suggestions for research projects on food-related issues.

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Mark Lenker
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Possible sources for a research paper on chocolate and health

Format Example
Library book

Wilson, Philip K. and W. Jeffrey Hurst. Chocolate and Health : Chemistry, Nutrition and Therapy. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015.

Newspaper article Kaplan, Karen. "Chocolate may be Sweet for the Heart: Study Links Cocoa Consumption to Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation." Chicago Tribune, Jun 14, 2017, pp. 4.
Government/organization website National Institutes of Health (NIH), Chocolate Health Claims: Sweet Truth or Bitter Reality?  NIH News in Health.  National Institutes of Health.  February, 2021.

Crittenden, Alyssa [A professor at UNLV!] The Science and Secrets of Chocolate. In Food Science and the Human Body [video]. The Great Courses, 2017.

Encyclopedia article Swain, Liz. "Chocolate Diet." The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, edited by Kristin Key, Gale, 2nd edition, 2013.
Podcast Weiss, Liz.  “Podcast Episode 115: Longevity Kitchen: Dark Chocolate Edition.” Liz’s Healthy Table [podcast].  March 8, 2022.


Where do you find this stuff?

Library books Use the QuickSearch search tool on the library website.  Once you have done your search, use the format filters on the right of the screen to limit to books.
News articles Use the US Newsstream database.  Use the filters on the left to narrow down your results.  Publication date lets you limit your results to the most recent articles.  Publication title lets you limit your results to news sources you have hear of, like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal.
Government/Organization Website Use Google Advanced Search.  Under Site or Domain (about 3/4s of the way down the screen), type .gov or .org.
Streaming Videos

YouTube works for this, but using a library database will give you access to videos you would otherwise have to pay for.  Try these databases for video on academic topics:


Encyclopedia article Use CREDO General ReferenceLook for longer entries, usually 500 words or more.  Encyclopedia articles are a great way to build background on a topic or idea.
Podcasts I recommend Google.  Type your search terms, then add the term podcast.


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