SOC 202 The Sociology of Food

Holman Library Books (online and hardcopy)

1. FIRST, click on the link above to access the Holman Library One Search which searches for books, videos, journals and more.
 
2. THEN, design an initial search and perform at least a couple different, subsequent searches. 
  • You may wish to start with this search first:
    [enter your food name]
    AND
    history OR industry OR economics OR commodity OR agribusiness OR chain 
     
  • For subsequent searches, try formulas for other search designs

 

Example:
  • Click on all images below to enlarge them:

1. In the first search boxy, type your food 2. “And” narrows and focuses your search to the specific aspect of food you want to know more about  3. If there are synonyms or related words to the concept, you have the option of to add them with “OR” (within the second search box)

 
3. AFTER YOU SEARCH, filter in the left column by source type = BOOKS

4. NEXT, choose a relevant book
If a result shows a location of a book, that means it is available on library shelves.  If the campus is closed, you can click on the book and follow directions to request it via curbside pickup:

book: coffee talk

 
If a result shows "view online" you can read the book online:

book: the coffee paradox

6. FINALLY, manipulate the book to locate the info you need
  • you do not have to read a whole book; find chapters that are most relevant to you
  • use the "search within" feature (for online books) to find specific words in the book. Examples:
    • if the book is a general book about food, type in the name of your food to see if the book covers your specific food
    • if the book is specifically about your food, type in an aspect about that food that you want to know more about.  Examples: "distribution"  "farmers"  "ethnic"
  • Note that these features may look slightly different in different database platforms, but the strategy is the same:

Other Methods to Find Books

Google Books

Find previews and chapters of books:

1. Search Google Books to find full text or partial text of books online

2. Choose books that indicate "Preview" You may not see entire text of the book, but many of the chapters may be included. You can often find great information in these chapters.  You can also limit by publication date.

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image showing search strategies for Google Books

3Are there pages missing from your preview that you would like to read?
Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the following link so that the book can be sent to Green River's Holman Library for you to borrow:
NOTE: this process may take one week

4. To see an example of how to make a request, click below:

Interlibrary Loans

Get Books and Articles from other Libraries:

1. Click on the link above. Enter search words to find books that are owned by libraries across the United States

2. Note down the author, title, publisher, publication date and ISBN number of the book

3. Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the following link so that the book can be sent to Green River's Holman Library for you to borrow:
NOTE: this process may take one week

4. To see an example of how to make a request, click below:

Video: How to Use the Library One Search to Find Sources

Source: "Primo One Search - Holman Library, Green River College" by Holman Library is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

In this 10-minute video you will learn how to find books, videos and articles through the Primo One Search Discovery Tool.