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When searching for:

 

* Books/Monographs - try the Library Catalog first.
* Newspaper Articles - try the Newspaper Databases
* Journal Articles - try the Databases.

* A specific Journal or a specific Newspaper - try the "Journal/Newspaper Title" field in the Advanced Search screen, but use this only when you know the EXACT title of the newspaper or journal you wish to search for.


Make sense? If not - we're always here to help.


Use AND, OR or NOT to narrow or broaden your search.

 

ie. Canada AND Manitoba (this gives you only results that have both words somewhere in the record = FEWER results)

Canada OR Manitoba (this gives you results that have either of your search terms = MORE results)

Canada NOT Manitoba (this gives results that have the first word but not the second word, anywhere in the record = FEWER results)

 

"Advanced Search" is useful when combining search terms, or performing complex searches.

 

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a study guide for public libraries on eating locally, consciously, and healthily
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Getting Started

Welcome to the Slow Food Study Guide. This guide serves as an introduction to some of the library's resources on this topic, and links to some other online sources that we think might interest you.  

 

The Slow Food movement began in Italy in 1986, and spread to North America in 2000.  In Canada, the Slow Food Movement has been active for over ten years, with especially strong presences in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.  There is a Winnipeg chapter of the Movement, and a link to their site is posted a little further down this page.
 

Within this guide you will find information on topics such as sustainability, local growing and eating, advocacy groups, and other initiatives connected with this movement. This guide is a starting point; a collection of resources which will help you get started with your research--as such, it is not definitive.
 

Doing research is a time-consuming process. We are happy to help you with this process, so please ask!

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Search terms

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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Books in the Library

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Slow Food Nation: Why our food should be good, clean and fair.

 

This book is by Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement. It is in the stacks at the Brandon branch of the Western Manitoba Regional Library, or available by inter-library loan from any other branch.  Its call number is  641.013 Pet.

 

You might also be interested in some of these books, which address the concepts of the Slow Food Movement, and are available to patrons of the Western Manitoba Regional Library:

 

Michael Pollan:  In Defense of Food:  An Eater's Manifesto
 

Mark Bittman:  Food Matters:  A Guide to Conscious Eating
 

Alisa Smith and J. B. Mackinnon:  the 100-Mile Diet:  A Year of Local Eating

 

If you are interested in finding other books, follow the tips below:
 

* Use the library catalog to search for books in our collection.
* You can search by keyword.
* Try to keep your search general to start, and narrow as you go.
*Try using alternate keywords, or synonyms.
* Some of the items in our catalog have a table of contents, or brief abstract in the long record.
* Click on the title of any item in our catalog to see more information.


We can help you make the most of your catalog search session, so ask us how!

 

 

 

 

 

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ebooks on Slow Food available from our library

ebooks on Slow Food available from our library | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

Electronic books are also accessible via the library's catalogue, by clicking on the eLibraries Manitoba link on the left side of the library's homepage.  That will take you to the eLibraries site, where you can search for digital media resources like this one:

 

The Slow Down Diet by Marc David presents an eight-week program allowing readers to shed excess pounds, with the new understanding that fully enjoying each meal is an important part of optimal health. Marc David presents a new way to understand our relationship to food, focusing on quality and the possibilities of pleasure in eating to transform and improve metabolism.

You may also search for ebooks directly in the library's catalogue.  Clicking on ebook links there will connect you with the eLibraries Manitoba site.

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The Statutes of Slow Food

These are the International Statutes of the Slow Food Movement, drafted and approved in 2007.  If you're interested in finding out in detail what the movement is about, it's all right here.

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Slow Food Canada | Preserving Canadian Food Heritage

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Official site for Canada's Slow Food movement.  Includes listings for regional groups (Convivia), an event calendar, and a list of the 13 uniquely Canadian foods that this organization has worked to preserve in the Ark of Taste.

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Slow Food Winnipeg

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Slow Food Manitoba is committed to supporting local, sustainable and ethical food in our province and around the world.

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Help!

Help! | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

When searching for:

 

* Books/Monographs - try the Library Catalog first.
* Newspaper Articles - try the Newspaper Databases
* Journal Articles - try the Databases.

* A specific Journal or a specific Newspaper - try the "Journal/Newspaper Title" field in the Advanced Search screen, but use this only when you know the EXACT title of the newspaper or journal you wish to search for.


Make sense? If not - we're always here to help.


Use AND, OR or NOT to narrow or broaden your search.

 

ie. Canada AND Manitoba (this gives you only results that have both words somewhere in the record = FEWER results)

Canada OR Manitoba (this gives you results that have either of your search terms = MORE results)

Canada NOT Manitoba (this gives results that have the first word but not the second word, anywhere in the record = FEWER results)

 

"Advanced Search" is useful when combining search terms, or performing complex searches.

 

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Slow food Iceland : bon, propre et équitable | Tam a Tam Voyages Sonores

Slow food Iceland : bon, propre et équitable | Tam a Tam Voyages Sonores | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

Que fait concrètement le convivium Slow Food Iceland ?

L’islande est un pays de production à la difference d’un pays de commerce comme le Danemark par exemple. Nous travaillons principalement à éveiller la conscience des producteurs.[...]

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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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ABC of Slow Food - About Us | Slow Food International - Good, Clean and Fair food.

ABC of Slow Food - About Us | Slow Food International - Good, Clean and Fair food. | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

Slowfood.com is the main online headquarters of the Slow Food Movement.  This page (the ABC of Slow Food) explains some key terms used in the discipline, such as:

 

Ark of Taste:  a project to rediscover and preserve forgotten and endangered food items, such as the Canadian-grown Red Fife wheat.

 

Terre Madre:  a network of people and communities who uphold the tenets of the Slow Food Movement, and seek to produce and consume food that is good, clean, and fair.

 

Convivia:  local chapters of the Movement, that build awareness by holding events and promoting sustainable farming and eating practices.

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Home - TerraMadre Rete delle comunità del cibo

Home - TerraMadre Rete delle comunità del cibo | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

Terra Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.  This includes food communities, cooks, and researchers who are working in this field (no pun intended).

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Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

The Slow Food Foundation is a non-profit organization that coordinates numerous projects that uphold Slow Food ideals and endeavours.  This site also lists all the Ark of Taste products, searchable by country, and outlines various initiatives like A Thousand Gardens in Africa and Earth Markets.

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Carlo Petrini: A Night At The Opera, part 1 (video)

Carlo Petrini: A Night At The Opera, part 1 (video) | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it
Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture on the road to a sustainable food nation.

 

A six-part video series, about the various tenets of the Slow Food Movement, from its creator.
 

Part One:  A Night at the Opera.

Part Two:  The Earth is Not a Finite Resource. 

Part Three:  Now We Have a Dilemma.  

Part Four:  Creating a Sustainable Community.  

Part Five:  Give Value to Food.

Part Six:  Good, Clean, and Fair.

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foodfarmerearth - YouTube

foodfarmerearth - YouTube | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

Video blog about food and sustainable agriculture.  

 

In the Kitchen:  recipes using homegrown or locally-sourced ingredients.

To the Field;  farm and greenhouse visits

Food Wisdoms:  discussion of issues facing agriculture today

Curated Content:  related content from around the web

 

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Carl Honore praises slowness | Video on TED.com

Carl Honore praises slowness | Video on TED.com | the Slow Food Movement | Scoop.it

This video expands the concept of Slow Food into other areas of life, emphasizing "slowness" and mindfulness as desirable goals.  TED Talks Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. 

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