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Using Databases

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You can also search the library's Ebscohost database for articles about the Slow Food Movement.  Online resources like Ebscohost are common to libraries, and can provide you with more options for researching your topic.

 

What is an Ebscohost database, and what is it used for?

 

To get materials for your research. Ebscohost provides a platform for searching online content that is quite often not freely available on the Internet at large.  Databases can have journal articles, books, newspapers, or other types of documents. Each database may have more than one kind of material – journal articles AND books, for example. Sometimes databases contain a copy of the document that you can read online (this is called full-text), and sometimes databases have only a description of an item, meaning you still have to locate the item yourself (this is called a citation). If you need help accessing an article, please see us for assistance.

 

Why use databases?

 

Lots of reasons – let’s consider a few.

 

1. You will get materials that are not available for free on the internet.

2. You can search a subject specific database – meaning we have may have databases that deal only with the subject areas in which you are interested, be that Native Studies, or History, or Newspapers, or whatever. This can help you do research much more quickly.

3. To find specific types of materials – books titles or reviews, articles from magazines, scholarly (ie. "peer-reviewed") articles, and so on. Journal articles and newspaper articles are not usually found in the standard library catalogue. 

 

For example:  in the Advanced Search screen, using the search terms "slow food" and Subject Terms in the dropdown menu yields results like these:

"Slow Food Revisited" from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Information
"Slow" from Natural Life magazine
"Savouring the Seasons" from Native Peoples Magazine 

"How Slow Can You Go?" from Current Teen Health

 

and many more.

 


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33 Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly | Healthland | TIME.com

33 Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly | Healthland | TIME.com | Growia.org | Scoop.it
The sustainable food movement is sweeping the country. Farmer’s markets, organic produce, genetically modified foods, cage-free eggs — they’ve all become part of the cultural lingo.
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Boycott these Organic & “Natural” Traitors.

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Big Brands buy Organic Sell-Outs, donate to anti-GMO labeling bill.
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Search terms

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There are many words associated with the Slow Food Movement, and using some of them when you search will help you get better results.  Here's some keywords to consider:

 

ecogastronomy                     biodiversity                100-mile diet

sustainable agriculture        locavore               slow food movement

Carlo Petrini                          local food                    sous-vide

Terra Madre                         Ark of Taste              Presidia

Community Shared Agriculture                             Earth Markets

 

You may also combine two or more terms to narrow your search, or use other words.  You can always tailer the search to suit YOUR research needs.

 

More detailed search tips are included in the section entitled Help! at the bottom of the page.

 


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Nutrition Education Project -- Visiting a farmers' market is one of the easiest ways to educate students about local food. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism

Nutrition Education Project -- Visiting a farmers' market is one of the easiest ways to educate students about local food. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Growia.org | Scoop.it
http://www.healthiersf.org/nutrition/Action6/1-Teach_Students/fieldtrip.html ; Teach Students Plan a Field Trip Field trips are a wonderful way to engage students in hands-on learning about the natural world, our food supply and nutrition.
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Praise for community colleges - by Thom W. Conroy - Helium

Praise for community colleges - by Thom W. Conroy - Helium | Growia.org | Scoop.it
Community Colleges serve the educational needs of any given locale in a personal and economically friendly manner, and as such are well deserving ..., Thom W.
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