culinary

Food and Culture

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LIBRARY CATALOG

LIBRARY CATALOG: Search for materials in the COD library or in libraries worldwide. In this online catalog you can conduct a KEYWORD search by using the search statement "food and culture" and come up with many items. A good SUBJECT search is FOOD HABITS, or a try a KEYWORD search using FOOD HABITS AND [here type in the name of the country or culture group].

To find cookbooks, you can do a KEYWORD search. In one search box type in the name of the group, location, or topic, and in the second search box type in: cookbook or cookery.
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to arrange its books on the shelves)
I-SHARE (formerly Illinet Online): Get books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries
Interlibrary Loan, to get books and journal articles from other libraries around the country.


REFERENCE BOOKS

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

ATLASES
.....The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where, and Why. Reference HD 9000.5 .M 52 2008
.....Atlas of World Hunger Reference G 1046 .E 59 B 38 2010
.....Food Access Research Atlas U.S. Department of Agriculture
.....Food: An Atlas . Reference TX 353 .F 547 2013
.....The Foodlover's Atlas of the World. General Collection TX 355 .S 48 2002.
.....Food Environment Atlas U.S. Department of Agriculture
.....The Penguin Atlas of Food. Reference HD 9000.5 .M 52 2003
.....The World Atlas of Beer. Reference TP 577 .W 393 2012
.....The World Atlas of Food: A Gourmet's Guide to the Great Regional Dishes of the World. General Collection TX 725 .A1 W 66 1974
.....The World Atlas of Wine. Reference TP 648 .J 66 2013

The A - to - Z Encyclopedia of Food Controversies and the Law. Reference KF 3869 .W 53 2011.

American Food by the Decades (the 20th century). General TX 360 .U 6 A 755 2011.

Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. (2015)

Asian American Food Culture. (2015)

Cambridge World History of Food Reference TX 353 .C 255 2000.

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia Reference TX 360 .U 63 C 4534 2017

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

Dictionary of Food Science and Technology

Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Reference AE 5 .E 363 2005

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. (2014)

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Encyclopedia of North American Eating and Drinking Traditions, Customs, and Rituals. Reference GT 2853 .U 5 G 39

Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food

Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl : An Encyclopedia. (2008)

Ethnic American Food Today: A Cultural Encyclopedia. (2015)

The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion. General TX 725 .A 1 Z 46 2001

Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat. Reference TX 370 .S 635 2012

Food: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World. General Collection TX 349 .R 58.

The Food and Culture Around the World Handbook. Reference TX 353 .B 6985 2011

Food and Drink in American History: A "Full Course" Encyclopedia. Reference TX 349 .F 5716 2013

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

Food, Feasts, and Faith : An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions.

Food History Almanac. Reference TX 353 .C 568 2014

Food: In Context

Food in the Ancient World, from A - to - Z. Reference GT 2853 .G 8 D 35 2003

Foods that Changed History Reference TX 349 .C 86 2015

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

Gluttony: A Dictionary for the Indulgent

Green Food: An A to Z Guide. (2010)

International Cookbook of Life-Cycle Celebrations

The International Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. Reference TX 349 .A 236 1993

Menus from History: Historic Meals and Recipes for Every Day of the Year

Multicultural Cookbook of Life-Cycle Celebrations.

The Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Nectar and Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology. Reference GR 498 .A53 2000

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. Reference TX 349 .O 94 2007

The Oxford Companion to Beer. Reference TP 570 .O 94 2012

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Reference TP 421 .O 94 2015

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.

Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. (2015)

Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Sweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. (2014)

They Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from Around the World

We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States

The World Cookbook for Students.
1. Afghanistan to Cook Islands.
2. Costa Rica to Iran.
3. Iraq to Myanmar.
4. Namibia to Spain.
5. Sri Lanka to Zimbabwe.
For each country there is a discussion of foodstuffs, styles of eating, typical dishes, and the demographic outlines of society.

World Cultures Encyclopedia / Countries and Their Cultures Encyclopedia

The World Encyclopedia of Food. Reference TX 349 .C 69 1982

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence. Reference TX 349 .S 66 2013

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life. Reference GN 333 .W 67

You Are What You Eat: People, Culture, and Food Traditions. Ref. GT 2850 .B 37 1999

ARTICLE DATABASES

You need a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

MOST IMPORTANT ONES

Academic OneFile. An index to over 2500 magazines and journals covering a variety of topic areas including anthropology as well as food and culture. This database provides references, abstracts, and many times the full-text of articles.

Academic Search Complete. Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science.

AnthroSource. AnthroSource is a full-text collection of anthropology journals available online spanning the discipline for almost 100 years. Anthropologists study the food and dining activities of individuals and ethnic groups.

CultureGrams. Culturegrams is a core reference resource on understanding the world's peoples through the documentation of the unique details of their customs, traditions, and daily life.

SocIndex with Full-Text articles. The database features more than 1,700,000 records with subject headings from a 15,600 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 740 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this database provides data mined from more than 540 "priority" coverage journals as well as from over 2,800 "selective" coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other content sources is included.

OTHER ONLINE JOURNAL ARTICLE RESOURCES

Google Scholar. This provides access to many free full-text articles, as well as citations to many other articles.

Handbook of Latin American Studies. Citations-only database from the U.S. Library of Congress.

JSTOR: JSTOR is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700's to the early 2000's. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC). No full-text articles.

Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles)

Project MUSE. Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

More COD Library journal and newspaper article databases
Does the COD Library own the journal that I need?
Explanation of Scholarly Journals
Explanation of the Difference between Journals and Magazines
How to Read a Research Study Article
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BACKGROUND READINGS

Food: A Cultural Culinary History Series. (online video)

Cuisine in a Global Context.
Foodways, from the Encyclopedia of American Studies.
Foodways, from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
Food, from the Encyclopedia of Anthropology.
Food, from the Encyclopedia of Community.
Food,” from the Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Food, from Key Concepts in Leisure Studies.
Ethnic Cuisines, from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
Food and Politics, from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
Food as a Symbol, from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
Food in Folklore and Literature
Food Security, from Food: In Context.
Feasts, Festivals, and Fasts from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
Food, Geography of, from the Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
Geography, from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
"Consumption, from Key Concepts in Urban Geography. Scroll down to the section on “Foodscapes.”
Meal from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
The Sociology of Food and Eating.

Regional Information

Food, from the Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures: The Midwest.
The Midwest, from the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
United States – the Midwest, from Food Cultures of the World.
Chicago, from the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.
Foodways, from the Encyclopedia of Chicago.
Restaurants, from the Encyclopedia of Chicago.

EATING DISORDERS

Background Readings
Eating Disorders Overview
Anatomy and Physiology of Hunger
Anorexia Nervosa
Aversion to Food
Binge Eating
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorders and Body Image
Obesity
Psychosocial Disorders

General call number area: RC 552 .E 18
Eating Disorders: A Reference Sourcebook.
Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.
List of COD Library books on Eating Disorders
List of COD Library videos on Eating Disorders

WEBSITES
Eating Disorders, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Psychology library research guide

HUNGER AND FOOD SECURITY

COD FUEL/FOOD PANTRY
What is Food Security?
Ethics library research guide
Nutrition library research guide
Social Problems library research guide

Background Readings
Agricultural Ethics and Social Justice
Dietary Guidelines
Effects of Malnutrition
Famine
Food and Bioethics
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Food Banks
Food Deserts
Food Ethics
Food Justice
Food Pantries
Food Policy
Food Security
Food Spoilage
Food Stamps
Food Waste
Government Food Assistance
Homelessness
Hunger
International Food Aid
Malnutrition
Meals on Wheels program
Poverty
Soup Kitchens
Summer Food Service Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Reference Books
Encyclopedia of World Poverty. (2006)
Food and Famine in the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia.
Poverty and Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia. (2009)
Poverty in the United States : An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy. Reference HC 110 .P 6 P 598 2004
Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. (2015)

Internet Sites
DuPage County Department of Community Services - Client Services (formerly Human Services)
DuPage County Food Pantries
DuPage County Poverty Information
Feeding America - Illinois
Feeding Illinois
Food & Community from the Kellogg Foundation
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Hunger Coalition
Map the Meal Gap
Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN)
State of Food Insecurity in the World (FAO).
The United Nations and Food Security Task Force.
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food Security information.
World Food Security Indicators (FAO)
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OTHER COD LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES

Hospitality Guide

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This guide has been created to help anyone interested in pursuing a career the Culinary Arts, Hospitality or Tourism industry. It is designed to give you some excellent sources on career development, trends and issues within the various hospitality fields, and an overall look at the hospitality industry.

  1. Books & Videos
  2. Databases & Articles
  3. Websites

Call Number Range

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection, Career & College Information Collection (CCIC), and the Reference Collection.

TX341-TX641 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
TX642-TX840 Cooking, history, Cookbooks, kitchen equipment and methods
TX851-TX885 Dining-room service
TX901-TX946.5 Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service
TX950-TX953 Taverns, bar rooms, saloons
TX955-TX985 Building operation and housekeeping

Use the Library Catalog to identify books that the library has, as well as journal titles, trade magazines and videos about hospitality administration. Books and videos are excellent sources for background information on a topic. The following list are some sources to get you started researching in the field.

College and Career Information Collection (CCIC)

Hospitality Careers
Culinary Arts
Tourism

Reference books

Atlas of food : who eats what, where, and why / Erik Millstone and Tim Lang ; foreword by Marion Nestle;
Reference HD9000.5 .M52 2008
A-Z encyclopedia of food controversies and the law / Elizabeth M. Williams and Stephanie Jane Carter;
Reference KF3869 .W53 2011
Best customers;
Reference HC110.C6 B47 2012
Bowes & Church's food values of portions commonly used;
Reference TX551 .B64 2010
Cook's dictionary and culinary reference : a comprehensive, definitive guide to cooking and food / Jonathan Bartlett;
Reference TX349 .B355 1996
Culinary biographies : a dictionary of the world's great historic chefs, cookbook authors and collectors, farmers, gourmets, home economists, nutritionists, restaurateurs, philosophers, physicians, scientists, writers, and others who influenced the way we eat today / edited by Alice Arndt ; with contributions by numerous experts;
Reference TX649.A1 C85 2006
Cupboard love : a dictionary of culinary curiousities / Mark Morton;
Reference TX349 .M67 2004
Dictionary of leisure, travel and tourism;
Reference G155.A1 D53 2006
Dictionary of travel, tourism and hospitality / S. Medlik;
Reference G155.A1 M397 2003
Encyclopedia of food sciences and nutrition / editor-in-chief, Benjamin Caballero ; editors, Luiz C. Trugo, Paul M. Finglas;
Reference TX349 .E46 2003
Encyclopedia of foods : a guide to healthy nutrition / prepared by medical and nutrition experts from Mayo Clinic, University of California Los Angeles, and Dole Food Company, Inc;
Reference TX349 .E475 2002
Encyclopedia of North American eating & drinking traditions, customs, & rituals / Kathlyn Gay, Martin K. Gay;
Reference GT2853.U5 G39 1995
Food & beverage market place 3 vols.;
Reference HD9003. T48 2018
Food and culture around the world handbook / Helen C. Brittin;
Reference TX353 .B6985 2011
Food composition and nutrition tables / founded by S.W. Souci, W. Fachmann, H. Kraut ; on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten, Bonn ; edited by Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Lebensmittelchemie, Garching b. München
Reference TX551 .S733 2000
Food in the ancient world, from A to Z / Andrew Dalby;
Reference GT2853.G8 D35 2003
Ingredients / created by Peter Mirams ; original text by Loukie Werle ; text revised and extended for the UK by Jill Cox;
Reference TX357 .I54 2000
International dictionary of food & cooking : ingredients, additives, techniques, equipment, menu terms, catering terms, food science and outline domestic and production recipes / compiled by Charles G. Sinclair;
Reference TX349 .I6 1998
Internet guide to food safety and security / Elizabeth Connor;
Reference TX531 .C613 2005
Larousse gastronomique : the new American edition of the world's greatest culinary encyclopedia / edited by Jenifer Harvey Lang;
Reference TX349 .M613 1988
Nation's restaurant news. Top 100 chain and company rankings;
Reference TX909.A1 N375 2017
Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology / Tamra Andrews;
Reference GR498 .A53 2000
New food lover's companion : comprehensive definitions of nearly 6,000 food, drink, and culinary terms / Sharon Tyler Herbst;
Reference TX349 .H532 2001
Oxford companion to food / Alan Davidson ; consultant editor, Jane Davidson ; research director, Helen Saberi ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone;
Reference TX349 .D36 2006
Penguin companion to food / Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone;
Reference TX349 .D38 2002
Plunkett's airline, hotel & travel industry almanac; General Collection G155.A1 P586 2014
Plunkett's food industry almanac; General Collection HD9003 .P57 2014
Prentice Hall essentials dictionary of culinary arts / Steven Labensky, Gaye G. Ingram, Sarah R. Labensky ; illustrations by William E. Ingram;
Reference TX349 .L34 2008
Restaurant industry operations report ... for the United States / National Restaurant Association;
Reference TX909.A1 R47 2016
Top 100 exotic food plants / Ernest Small;
Reference QK98.5.A1 S62 2012
Travel weekly. Ultimate hotel guide;
Reference TX907 .T728
Trends in the Hotel Industry USA edition;
Reference TX 909 .A1 H3 2017
Wenzel's menu maker;
Reference TX820 .W43 1979b
Who's buying alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages;
Reference HC110.C6 W423 2013
Who's buying at restaurants and carry-outs;
Reference HC110.C6 W48 2014
Who's buying entertainment;
Reference HC110.C6 W43 2011
Who's buying for travel;
Reference HC110.C6 W495 2014
World food : an encyclopedia of history, culture, and social influence from hunter-gatherers to the age of globalization / Mary Ellen Snodgrass;
Reference TX349 .S66 2013

Reference eBooks

Bender's dictionary of nutrition and food technology/ David A. Bender 
Cambridge world history of food / editors, Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas
Dictionary of food: international food and cooking terms from A to Z / Charles Sinclair 
Dictionary of food ingredients / Robert S. Igoe, Y.H. Hui;
Dictionary of leisure, travel and tourism
Encyclopedia of food and culture/ Solomon H. Katz, editor in chief ; William Woys Weaver, associate editor 
Food cultures of the world encyclopedia / Ken Albala, editor; 
Food: in context / Brenda Wilmoth Lerner & K. Lee Lerner, editors;  
International encyclopedia of hospitality management / chief editor, Abraham Pizam;
Oxford encyclopedia of food and drink in America / editor in chief, Andrew F. Smith;
They eat that? : a cultural encyclopedia of weird and exotic food from around the world / Jonathan Deutsch, editor ; with Natalya Murakhver, contributing editor;

Checking out Materials

Most books, videos and software in the general collection can be checked out and brought home with you for free.

  • DVDs, Videos, and audio CDs can be checked out for 7 to 14 days depending on the video.
  • Most books can be checked out for 28 days.

The only books that cannot be checked out have the letters REF on the label on the side or front of the book. REF means the book is a Reference book and can only be used in the Library. Some items in the CCIC (College and Career Information Collection) may also be in-Library use only.

You need a COD Library Card to check things out of the library. You can get a Library card at the Circulation Desk located near both entrances to the Library.

Use this link to find the databases related to Hospitality careers, research, and trends.

Here is a sample list of possible academic journals, trade publications, and magazines related to many of the fields under Hospitality:

  • Beverage industry 
  • Chef Magazine
  • Condé Nast's traveler 
  • Cooking light 
  • Cook's Illustrated
  • Food & Wine : The Guide to Good Taste
  • Food Arts 
  • Food Engineering
  • Hospitality Design
  • Hotel Management
  • Illinois Magazine 
  • Journal of Convention & Event Tourism
  • Lodging hospitality 
  • Lodging 
  • Meetings & Conventions 
  • Midwest Living 
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Nation's Restaurant News : The Weekly Newspaper of the Food Service Industry
  • One+ 
  • Restaurant Business 
  • Restaurant Hospitality 
  • Sunset 
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Travel Weekly

Careers

  • COD Library's Career and College Information can start you off when seeking information about a career choice or landing your first job.
  • Hcareers has been the world's #1 job board for the restaurant & hospitality industry as measured by site traffic and the number of jobs and resumes online.
  • COD's own Culinary, Hospitality Management & Tourism program can help with a career in the hospitality industry.
  • The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) was founded in 1946 as a non-profit association for those involved in educating employees for the foodservice and hospitality industry. Members are schools, colleges, and universities that offer programs in hotel and restaurant management, foodservice management, and culinary arts. Check out the “Just for Students” pages. There is information on the HcareersCampus, a hospitality careers job database.

Culinary

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
    ACF is a non-profit organization for chefs. It was founded in 1929 in New York City. The group works to promote a professional image of American chefs worldwide. Its focus is education, apprenticeship, and certification. There are more than 230 chapters and some 20,000 members in the U.S.
  • American Institute of Baking (AIB)
    Promotes education and research in the science and art of baking, bakery management, allied sciences, food processing sanitation and safety.
  • American Institute of Wine and Food (AIFW)
    AIFW is a non-profit educational organization with membership open to all. It was founded by chef Julia Child, winemaker Robert Mondavi, and others to improve understanding and appreciation of fine food and drink. AIFW encourages the exchange of information and ideas through conferences, publications, and chapter programs.
  • The Bread Bakers Guild of America
    The Guild is a non-profit group of professional bakers, baking educators, home bakers, and ingredients and equipment suppliers. The Guild’s goals are to support education and training of young bakers, communication between group members, professionalism, and recognition of excellence. Discounted student memberships are available.
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
    The IACP is a non-profit association that works as a resource for food professionals around the world. The association provides educational opportunities for its members. There is a Career Center with job listings.
  • James Beard Foundation (JBF) is based in New York City. It is located in the former home of the famous chef and cookbook author, James Beard. JBF provides a variety of education programs and scholarships. Student memberships are available.
  • Les Dames D’Escoffier (LDEI) is an organization of professional women who are leaders in the field. Members include chefs, restaurant owners, cookbook authors, food writers and publicists, wine professionals, culinary educators, and hospitality executives. There are currently 26 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Check the website for the locations.
  • Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) supports women in the field. It focuses on education and helping women advance in the industry. It was founded in 1993 by eight top women chefs and restaurant owners. Check WCR website for information on membership, scholarships, and job listings.

Foodservice Administration

  • Food Management provides ideas for foodservice directors, managers and chefs through coverage of industry issues and events, operational topics and food trends that affect the noncommercial foodservice industry, such as schools, hospitals, prisons, etc. (from the website)
  • Foodservice.com provides market price reports for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood, dairy, produce, canned and frozen food, and others.
  • Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) the society for financial and MIS professionals in the hospitality industry. This site includes jobs and current issues of the society's publication, The Bottomline.
  • National Restaurant Association includes information and links valuable to the Food Service and Hotel/Motel Management student.
  • NRN Online The web site for Nation's Restaurant News, the newsweekly of the foodservice industry, offers news stories and features such as Food Trends, Chef Close-Up, and Digital Chef Recipes of the Week.
  • Restaurant Hospitality is dedicated to the success of full-service restaurants and edited for chefs and other commercial foodservice professionals on a monthly basis, including those operating full-service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, and other commercial foodservice operations. (from the website)
  • Restaurant Owner a business resource center for independent restaurant owners and operators.
  • Restaurant Report is a free weekly e-mail newsletter that includes feature articles, reader feedback, restaurant industry news & links, pointers to other resources, and more, including the Top 100 Hospitality Sites.

Hotel/Motel Management

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association includes information and links valuable to the Hotel/Motel Management student, especially the Educational Institute (EI) and the American Hotel Foundation (AHF).
  • Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association BLLA is an Association created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive, yet extremely fragmented sector, within the hospitality industry. Its goal is to unite the world's collection of boutique & lifestyle properties and the suppliers that sustain them, offering them the opportunity to successfully compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies.
  • The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association is a Federation of Associations, encompassing 35 national hotel associations from around the region. The diversity that characterizes the federation of CHTA throughout the Caribbean offers its members the opportunity to benefit from the strengths of its colleagues from other countries and other national hotel associations.
  • International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) has a webpage linking to the various hotel associations in the different states inside the United States.
  • Chicago Hotel Concierge Association is a professional association dedicated to supporting the professional and ethical growth of the hotel concierge community. The measure of a concierge is not only what they know, but who they know.

Tourism & Travel

  • The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is on the forefront of the development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, and educational resources.
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to enhance the quality, value, effectiveness and use of research in travel marketing, planning and development.
  • The Tourism Society is an organization for people working in tourism and travel, including educators and students, and others interested or involved in the visitor economy across all its sectors worldwide.
  • U.S. Travel Association connects, promotes, advocates, and researches the diverse areas of the travel industry.
  • The World Food Travel Association is the world’s leading authority on food tourism. The Association maintains an array of cutting-edge products and services that meet the needs of today’s food, drink, travel, hospitality and media professionals.

Other Hospitality Areas (Clubs, Casinos, Resorts, Event Planning)

  • American Gaming Association (AGA) opened its office in Washington, D.C., in June 1995 with the fundamental goal of creating a better understanding of the gaming entertainment industry by bringing facts about the industry to the general public, elected officials, other decision makers and the media through education and advocacy.
  • Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) is a professional association for managers of membership clubs. It has nearly 7,000 members who run country clubs, golf clubs, athletic clubs, military clubs, and other types of private clubs. CMAA provides career services, student scholarships, grants, and more.
  • Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA) is to develop and execute programming to keep professional recreators and educators in the know and on leading edge trends within the recreation industry.
  • Nightlife Association The purpose of this association is "To improve the image of nightlife entrepreneurs and the hospitality & nightlife industry. To assist businesses and communities promote safe and vibrant activity in support of the City's social experience. To promote dialogue and collaboration between the nightlife entrepreneurs and their regulatory agencies. To simplify international standards on security, environment, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, road safety and minors. To share new trends and promote the quality of service in the nightlife and hospitality establishments." [from the website]

Anthropology

COD ANTHROPOLOGY ACADEMIC PROGRAM

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WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?
WHAT IS CULTURE?
WHAT IS A CUSTOM?
WHAT ARE TRADITIONS?
WHAT IS ETHNOGRAPHY?
WHAT IS ETHNOLOGY?

LIBRARY CATALOG

COD LIBRARY CATALOG: Books and Videos in the COD Library only

I-SHARE (formerly Illinet Online): Get books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries
Interlibrary Loan, to get books and journal articles from other libraries around the country.
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what C.O.D. uses to arrange its books)
List of new COD Library books on Anthropology or Ethnography or Ethnology
List of new COD Library videos on Anthropology or Ethnography or Ethnology

ONLINE TEXTS
ANTHROBASE: Multilingual Database of Anthropological Texts
Country Studies - Area Handbooks (Library of Congress) Textbooks about most of the countries of the world. While not current, they can provide historical/ethnographic information. Many of the books are also in the Library's collection.
Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology online texts.
Studying Visual Communication, by Sol Worth. Full text book.
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture, by Clifford Geertz.

VIDEOS
Academic Videos Online (a large collection of streaming videos, many of them Ethnographic or Sociological, not listed in our Library Catalog)
The Archaeology Channel, for streaming videos
Ethnographic Videos, Volume II (for more Ethnographic videos not inthe Academice Videos Online database)
Internet Archive - Cultural Videos.
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REFERENCE BOOKS

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

Anthropology Theories. From the University of Alabama.
Atlas for Anthropology. Ref. G 1046 .E 1 S 1 1968.
Biographical Dictionary of Anthropologists.
Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology. General GN 20 .B 56 2004
Biographies of Anthropologists. From Indiana University.
Celebrating Life Customs from Around the World: An Encyclopedia.
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers . General GN 388 .C 35 1999.
The Complete Encyclopedia of Signs & Symbols : Identification and Analysis of the Visual Vocabulary that Formulates our Thoughts and Dictates our Reactions to the World around Us. Reference AZ 108 .C 65 2011
Cultural Anthropology Glossary.
Definitions of Anthropological Terms. From Oregon State University.
Dictionary of Anthropology from Anthrobase.
Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology. Reference GN 307 .W 56 1991.
Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture .
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Print editon Reference AE 5 .E 363 2005
Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World .
Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. Reference GN 307 .E 52 1996
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society .
Encyclopedia of Global Studies
Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History. Reference TT 957 .S 46 2006
Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms .
Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Reference HT 1521 .E 63 2008.
Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People. Reference E 169 .E 5 1997
Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Etiquette and Taboos around the World : A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs.
Faces Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face .
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family .
Key Concepts in Ethnography.
Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity. Reference GN 495.6 .M 445 2014
Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies .
Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence.
Student Atlas of Anthropology. Reference GN 25 .S 78 2004
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ARTICLE DATABASES

Print journals in the Current Periodicals section on the Lower Level:
American Anthropologist, Current Anthropology, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, National Geographic, Native Peoples

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

MOST IMPORTANT ONES
Anthrosource. This provides citations and texts for articles in the professional journals and newsletters of the American Anthropological Association. Look at the top right side for the journal citation search feature.

Academic OneFile (formerly Expanded Academic Index ASAP). An index to over 2500 magazines and journals covering a variety of topic areas including anthropology. This database provides references, abstracts, and many times the full-text of articles. A COD library card is required for off-campus use.

Academic Search Premier/Complete. [EBSCOhost]1984 to present; 1990 to present- full text). Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science. A COD library card is required for off-campus use.

The American Museum of Natural History Publications, full-text online. The free site has the contents of the following publications: American Museum Novitates, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, and the Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History.

Border and Migration Studies This database has streaming videos and other print content on various aspects of life along borders.

CultureGrams Culturegrams is a core reference resource on understanding the world's peoples through the documentation of the unique details of their customs, traditions, and daily life.

SocIndex with Full-Text articles. The database features more than 1,700,000 records with subject headings from a 15,600 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 740 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this database provides data mined from more than 540 "priority" coverage journals as well as from over 2,800 "selective" coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other content sources is included.

OTHER ONLINE JOURNAL ARTICLE RESOURCES

The Annual Review of Anthropology. Index of citations only. The paper copies are in the Library's General circulating collection with the call number of: GN 1 .A 623, from volume 1 on. Some full-text articles are also available in the Academic Search Complete database in the previous section of this list of databases.

The Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute. This is a free index of citations, but there are no full-text articles connected to the citations. No COD Library Card needed for this service.

Handbook of Latin American Studies. Citations-only database from the U.S. Library of Congress.

JSTOR: Scholarly Journals Archive of Older Issues.

Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC). No full-text articles.

Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles)

Project MUSE. An archive of older articles from scholarly journals.

INDIVIDUAL ONLINE JOURNALS

Common Ground. Full-text journal from the U.S. National Park Service (NPS).

CRM (Cultural Resource Management): The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. Full-text free journal.

The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. A free peer-reviewed journal.

Micronesia Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. From Charles Stuart University in Australia.

Museum Anthropology Review. A free full-text online journal.

More COD Library journal and newspaper article databases.
Does the C.O.D. Library own the journal that I need?
Explanation of Scholarly Journals
Explanation of the Difference between Journals and Magazines.
How to Read a Research Study Article.
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ASSIGNMENT HELP GUIDES

Citing Sources
College Success Skills
Evaluating Sources
Research Fundamentals
Write an Annotated Bibliography
Native American Artifacts assignment
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OTHER RESEARCH GUIDES

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INTERNET SITES

Geosource. International sources on geography, demography, environment.
Global Rural - Urban Mapping Project.
Global Urban Research Unit (GURU).
Google Earth! Combine satellite images with maps and photos to visually explore the world.
Google Maps Mania blog!
Graphs - How to make them tutorials.
Local Hometown Information.
Population and Demography Sites from the Librarian's Index to the Internet
Regional Studies Sites from the Virtual Library
Sprawl City: Consumption Growth and Population Growth information.
State and Local Government web sites directory.
Statistics selected by your Geography from Federal Stats/Map Stats.
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INFORMATION RESOURCES ON ETHNIC/CULTURE GROUPS

look up resources about individual countries here, which will include information about ethnic/culture groups within those countries.

Africa
Asian Americans
Asian / Pacific Cultures
Current Issues
Diasporas
Other Ethnic Reference Books
List of COD Library from the series Culture and Customs of.. about different countries.


AFRICA
...Africa: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society
...Africa and the Americas : Culture, Politics, and History : A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia
...African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations
...Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience Reference DT 14 .A 37435 2005
...Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia Reference HT 147.5 .C 574 2007
...The Companion Encyclopedia to Middle Eastern and North African Film Reference PN 1993.5 .A 65 C 66 2001
...The Continuum Encyclopedia of Native Art : Worldview, Symbolism, and Culture in Africa, Oceania, and Native North America
...Diverse Peoples: Nigeria. General GN 653 .G 67 2003
...Diverse Peoples: South Africa.
...Encyclopedia of African History
...Encyclopedia of African History and Culture Reference DT 3 .P 27 2001
...Encyclopedia of African Nations and Civilizations Reference DT 14 .E 43 2002
...Encyclopedia of African Peoples. Reference DT 15 .E 53 2000
...Encyclopedia of African Religion
...Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa : Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures, and Environments Reference DT 2 .E 53 1997
...Encyclopedia of South Africa Reference DT 1714 .E 53 2011
...Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East. Reference GN 645 .E 53 2009
...Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture. (2008)
...Encyclopedia of the Yoruba.
...Endangered Peoples: Africa and the Middle East. General GN 635 .N 42 E 53 2002
...Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia. . (2011)
...The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide: The Middle East and North Africa Reference HQ 1115 .G 7 2003 v.4
...The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide: Sub-Saharan Africa Reference HQ 1115 .G 7 2003 v.6
...The New Encyclopedia of Africa Reference DT 2 .N 48 2008
...Peoples of the World: Africans South of the Sahara. Reference DT 352.42 .M 67 1991
...Peoples of the World: Middle East and North Africa. Reference DS 58 .M 67 1992
...The New African Diaspora. (2009)


ASIAN AMERICANS
...Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
...Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms.
...Asian American Encyclopedia. Reference E 184 .O 6 A 827 1995
...Asian Americans : An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History.
...Chinese Americans : The History and Culture of a People.
...Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today
...Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature Reference PS 153 .A 84 O 37 2007


ASIAN / PACIFIC CULTURES
...The Continuum Encyclopedia of Native Art : Worldview, Symbolism, and Culture in Africa, Oceania, and Native North America
...Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. (2012)
...Encyclopedia of Modern Asia Reference DS 4 .L 48 2002
...Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas. Reference DS 732 .E 53 1999
...Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania. (2009)
...Endangered Peoples: Southeast and East Asia. General GN 635 .S 58 E 5 2000
...Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia: An Encyclopedia. (2014)
...Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific: An Encyclopedia. (2012)
...The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide: Asia and Oceania Reference HQ 1115 .G 7 2003 v.1
...Pacific Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend Reference GR 380 .K 63 1992
...Peoples of the World: Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reference GN 625 .M 67 1993
...Religion in Southeast Asia: An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Cultures
...South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia Reference GR 302 .S 68 2003
...Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia Reference DS 524 .S 68 2004


CURRENT ISSUES
.....African Americans at Risk : Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice. (2015)
.....American Indians at Risk : Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice. (2014)
....Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today. (2013)
.....Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today (2010)
.....Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts. Reference GN 496 .E 56 2003
.....Health and Social Issues of Native American Women. (2012)
.....Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia. Reference GF 50 .J 65 2003
.....Latinos and Latinas at Risk : Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice.
.....U.S. Latino Issues.


DIASPORAS
.....Disasporas background reading
.....Africa
.....Encyclopedia of Diasporas : Immigrant and Refugee Cultures around the World. Reference DS 134 .E 63 2004
.....Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture. (2008)
.....Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas. Reference DS 732 .E 53 1999
.....Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora. Reference DS 432.5 .E 53 2006
.....The New African Diaspora. (2009)
.....The Penguin Atlas of Diasporas. General GN 370 .C 43 1997
.....You can find books or articles on diasporas for individual groups by combining Diaspora and the name of the group, such as: Greek and Diaspora


Reference Books
Atlas of World Cultures: A Geographical Guide to Ethnographic Literature. Reference G 1046 .E 1 P 7 1989
Cassell's People's, Nations, and Cultures . (2005)
Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. (2012)
Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology. Reference GN 562 .S 74 1999
Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook Series
...Canada. General F 1035 .A 1 B 86 2003
...Iran .
...Nigeria. General GN 653 .G 67 2003
...South Africa.
...The Former Soviet Union. Reference DK 33 .M 54 2004
...The Former Yugoslavia. General DR 1246 .K 59 2004
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History.
Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples. Reference F 1006 .E 63 1999
Encyclopedia of European Peoples. Reference D 1056 .W 35 2006
Encyclopedia of Historical Warrior Peoples & Modern Fighting Groups.
Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. Reference CB 201 .E 53 1997
Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Ref. E 184 .S 75 O 97 2005
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures . Reference RA 418 .E 354 2004.
Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History. (2010)
Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World.
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East. Reference GN 645 .E 53 2009
Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Modern Fighting Groups.
Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities. Reference GN 495 .E 63 2005
Encyclopedia of World Cultures. .
Endangered Peoples: Struggles to Survive and Thrive series:
Africa and the Middle East. General GN 635 .N 42 E 53 2002
Arctic. General GN 673 .E 72 2000
Europe. General D 1056.2 .E 85 E 63 2001
Latin America. General E 65 .E 57 2001
North America. General E 98 .E 85 E 53 2002
Southeast and East Asia. General GN 635 .S 58 E 5 2000
Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: An Encyclopedia. (2012)
Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia. . (2011)
Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia. . (2011)
Ethnic Groups of the Americas. . (2013)
Ethnic Groups Worldwide: A Ready Reference Handbook. . Reference GN 325 .L 46 1998.
Ethnic Relations: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference GN 307 .E 64 E 8 1994
The Ethnopolitical Encyclopedia of Europe. Reference GN 492 .E 86 2004.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Reference E 184 .A 1 G 14 2000.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes through World History. General NA 7105 .S 74 2009
Latino America: A State - by - State Encyclopedia. Reference E 184 .S 75 L 35555 2008
Marriage Customs of the World : An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions. (2013)
Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey. Reference DS 35.625 .A 1 M 87 1984
Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Cutlures and Peoples. .
Peoples of the Caribbean. Reference F 1619 .S 38 2005
Peoples of the World: The Culture, Geographical Setting and Historical Background series:
Africans South of the Sahara. Reference DT 352.42 .M 67 1991
Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reference GN 625 .M 67 1993
Eastern Europe and the Post-soviet Republics. Reference DJK 26 .M 67 1993
Middle East and North Africa. Reference DS 58 .M 67 1992
Western Europeans. Reference D 21.3 .M 67 1993
They do What? : A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from Around the World.
What do You call a Person From....? Reference PE 1582 .A 3 D 5 1990
World Cultures Encyclopedia / Countries and Their Cultures Encyclopedia.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life. 4 volumes. Reference GN 333. W67.
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BUSINESS/APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY

Society for Applied Anthropology website
Anthropology Research Methods guide
Library guide for Social Science Research

Background Readings
What is Applied Anthropology?
What is Business Anthropology?
What is Consumer Anthropology?
What is Organizational Culture?
What is Organizational Ethnography?
Anthropology and Business
Cross-Cultural Research Methods and Theory with Organizations
Objectively Understanding Your Corporate Culture

Journal of Business Anthropology (open access)

Reference Works
Business Insights of Cultural Transformation (2013)
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society Reference HF 5387 .E 53 2008
Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World. (2009)
Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture Reference HC 79 .C 6 E 53 2011
Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Encyclopedia of Power
Etiquette and Taboos around the World : A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs.
Handbook of Cultural Transformation (GALE Business Insights)
International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)
Key Concepts in Organization Theory. (2013)
Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence. (2015)
Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia.

Business Information for Other Countries
Library Guide to International Business Be sure to look at the A to Z World Business database and the globalEdge website, along with the websites of the embassies of other countries, for business and cultural information about other countries.
CultureGrams Culturegrams is a core reference resource on understanding the world's peoples through the documentation of the unique details of their customs, traditions, and daily life.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) country information. The EIU has information on various political and economic factors for each country. On the individual country page, look under the Business tab, for a link to information on the Business Environment.
GlobalEdge. The Global Insights section allows you to find business and cultural information for all of the countries in the world.

Two search statements to try in the Library Catalog for books:
1. In the first search box, type in this whole phrase: SU: Business Etiquette AND name of the country
or
2. In the first search box, type in this whole phrase: SU: Corporate Culture AND name of the country

Doing Business (from the World Bank). Reference K 563 .D 87 D 65
Essential Do's and Taboos : The Complete Guide to International Business and Leisure Travel.
Global Business Etiquette: A Guide to International Communications and Customs. General HF 5389 .M 375 2006
Other COD Library Reference Books with Country Information
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CLOTHING

Library Research Guide for Fashion

Background Readings
Clothing, the Body, and Society.
Clothing and Religion.
Cross Dressing
Fashion System
Military Uniforms as Street Art

Reference Books
Beauty Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Reference GT 507 .E 53 2005
Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World. Reference GT 507 .E 535 2013
Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cutlural Encyclopedia. (2015)
Fashion, Costume and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages. Reference GT 511 .P 46 2004
Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia. (2009)
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History: 1900 to the Present. (2008)
Hats and Hatwear around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia. (2013)
Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear. General GT 1900 .F 87 2002
Wedding Dress across Cultures. General GT 1752 .W 43 2003
World Clothing and Fashion: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence. Reference GT 507 .S 6 2013
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EVOLUTION

background Readings
Charles Darwin
Creation Myths
Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Evolution
Evolution and the Catholic Church
Evolution and Religion
Evolution - Creationism Debate
Intelligent Design

Reference Books
Arguing for Evolution : An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science. Reference QH 366.2 .C 735 2011
Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution. . Reference QP 34.5 .M 24 2005
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Reference GN 281 .C 345 1992
Encyclopedia of Creation Myths. Reference BL 325 .C 7 L 44 1994
Encyclopedia of Evolution. Reference QH 360.2 .O 83 2002
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory. Reference GN 281 .E 53 2000
Encyclopedia of Religion. Reference BL 31 .E 46 2005
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Reference BL 240.3 .E 53 2003
Human Evolution: A Guide to the Debates . (2004)
Icons of Evolution : An Encyclopedia of People, Evidence, and Controversies. (2008)
Life on Earth : An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution. Reference QH 541.15 .B 56 L 54 2002
Science, Religion, and Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy. (2007)
Student Dictionary of Human Evolution. (2015)
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FOLKLORE, LEGENDS, MYTHOLOGY, AND SUPERSTITIONS

What is Folklore?
What are Legends?
What are Myths?
What is a Superstition?
Most FOLKORE books are in the "GR" call number area, both in the REFERENCE and GENERAL collections.
Most MYTHOLOGY books are in the "BL" call number area, both in the REFERENCE and GENERAL collections.
COD Library research guide on Fake News
COD Library research guide on Psychology
COD Library research guide on Religious Studies
COD Library research guide on Why Do We Believe?
COD Library research guide on Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves

Reference Books
African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students.
American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Reference GR 101 .A 54 1996
Celebrating Latino Folklore : An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions Reference E 184 .S 75 C 455 2012
Chicano Folklore : a Guide to the Folktales, Traditions, Rituals and Religious Practices of Mexican Americans. Reference GR 111 .M 49 C 37 2001
Dictionary of African Mythology. Reference BL 2400 .S 24 2000
Dictionary of Classical Mythology. (2014)
Dictionary of Folklore. Reference GR 35 .P 53 1999
Dictionary of Superstitions. Reference BF 1775 .D 53 1989
Encyclopedia Mythica.
Encyclopedia of Fable. Reference PN 980 .S 66 1998
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends.
Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions. (2013)
Folklore : An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art. Reference GR 35 .F 63 1997
Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend. General GR 35 .F 8
Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend
Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore. Reference GR 35 .J 664 1996
The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture.
Pacific Mythology : An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend. Reference GR 380 .K 63 1992
South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Reference GR 302 .S 68 2003
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HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS

Background Readings
Ceremony
Fairs
Festivals
Global Events
Holidays and Rituals.
Traditions
COD Library Food and Culture research guide

Reference Books
African American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations. Reference GT 4803 .A 2 G 39 2007
America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories.
Celebremos! : Las Fiestas de México, Cuba, y Puerto Rico, y su Vigencia en los Estados Unidos General GT 4803 .M 4518 2002
The Christmas Encyclopedia. (2013)
Encyclopedia of American Holidays and National Days. Ref. GT 4803 .A 2 E 63 2006
Encyclopedia of Christmas and New Year's Celebrations. Reference GT 4985 .G 79 2003
Encyclopedia of Easter, Carnival, and Lent. Reference GT 4935 .G 85 2002
Encyclopedia of New Years Holidays Worldwide.
Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl : An Encyclopedia. (2008)
Fertility Goddesses, Groundhog Bellies & the Coca-Cola Company : The Origins of Modern Holidays. General GT 3930 .K 35 2006
Festivals of the World : The Illustrated Guide to Celebrations, Customs, Events, and Holidays. General GT 3930 .B 74 2002
The Folklore of World Holidays. Reference GT 3930 .F 65 1991
The Fourth of July Encyclopedia. Reference E 286 .A 1284 2007
The Halloween Encyclopedia. (2011)
Holiday Symbols and Customs. Reference GT 3930 .T 48 2003
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary. (2010)
Marriage Customs of the World : An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions. (2013)
Patriotic Holidays of the United States. Reference JK 1761 .H 46 2006
Religious Celebrations : An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations. (2011)
Religious Holidays and Calendars : An Encyclopedic Handbook. (2004)
Rituals and Ceremonies in Popular Culture. General E 169.12 .R55 1980
Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia. Reference GT 3925 .R 69 2005
We are What We Celebrate : Understanding Holidays and Rituals. General GT 3930 .W 37 2004
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MATERIAL CULTURE

What is Material Culture?
What are Material Culture Studies?
What are varieties of Material Culture?
What are Artifacts?
What are Economic Material Values?
What was the Material Shape of Early American Life?
What is a Consumer Society?
What is Consumer Technology?

Dictionary of Artifacts Reference CC 70 .K 55 2007
Artifacts and the American Past General E 161 .S 238 1996
Artifacts from Ancient Egypt
Artifacts from Ancient Rome
Artifacts from Medieval Europe General D 125 .T 73 2015
Artifacts from Modern America General E 161 .S 46 2018
Religious Cultures research guide
Technology and Society research guide

List of COD Library books on Material Culture.
List of COD Library books on daily, everyday life.
List of COD Library videos on daily, everyday life.
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RELIGION

  • COD Library Religious Studies Research Guide
  • COD Library Controversial Topics Research Guide
  • What is Anthropology of Religion? - a background reading.
    Background reading on Religion and Clothing.
    Traditions background reading
    The Society for the Anthropology of Religion

    Reference Books
    African American Religious Cultures. Reference BL 2500 .A 37 2009
    Asian American Religious Cultures. (2015)
    American Indian Religious Traditions. Reference E 98 .R 3 C 755 2005
    Encyclopedia of African Religion.
    Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Religious Culture.
    Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States.
    Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History.
    Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism.
    Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Reference BL 60 .E 53 1998
    Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals. Reference BL 31 .E 47 2004
    Food, Feasts, and Faith : An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions.
    Hispanic American Religious Cultures. Reference BL 2525 .H 57 2009
    Islam in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives. Reference BP 161.3 .I 74 2004
    Religion: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference GN 307 .E 64 R 4 1996
    Religion and American Culture: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity, and Popular Expressions. Reference BL 2525 .R 448 2008
    Religion and Anthropology: A Critical Introduction. General BL 256 .M 67 2006
    Religion and Violence : An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present. (2011)
    Religion in Southeast Asia : An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Cultures. (2015)
    Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Reference BL 80.3 .N 38 2011
    Religious Celebrations : An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations. (2011)
    Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions : An Introduction to the Religious Practices, Celebrations, Festivals, Observances, Beliefs, Folklore, Customs, and Calendar System of the World's Muslim Communities. Reference BP 161.3 .G 85 2004
    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices . (2014)
    War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict.
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    RESEARCH METHODS

    Social Science Research guide
    Posters, Presentations, and Displays guide
    Citing Your Sources

    Background Readings
    Cross-Cultural Research
    Cross-Cultural Research Methods and Theory with Organizations
    Ethnography
    Ethnology
    Ethnomethodology
    Field Methods
    Focus Groups
    Historical Methods
    Mixed Methods
    Nonparticipant Observation
    Participant Observation
    Qualitative Methods
    Quantitative Data
    Research Methods
    Surveys
    Visual Anthropology

    Books
    Advertising and Anthropology : Ethnographic Practice and Cultural Perspectives. General HF 5821 .M 26 2012
    Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research. General GN 450.8 .S 86 2007
    Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection. General GN 346 .D 65 2007
    Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research.
    Doing Ethnography Today: Theories, Methods, Exercises. General GN 316 .C 35 2015
    Ethnography Essentials: Designing, Conducting, and Presenting your Research.
    Exploring Everyday Life: Strategies for Ethnography and Cultural Analysis. General GN 345 .E 43 2016
    Fieldwork is Not What it Used to Be. General GN 34.3 .F 53 F 52 2009
    Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life.
    Key Concepts in Ethnography.
    Question Evaluation Methods: Contributing to the Science of Data Quality.
    Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. General GN 307.7 .E 44 2011
    Writing in Anthropology: A Brief Guide. General GN 307.7 .B 76 2017

    Videos
    Cross-Cultural Research Methods .
    More Tales from the Field (ethnography)
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    SOCIOLINGUISTICS

    What is Sociolinguistics?
    What is Language?
    What is Semantics?
    The Society for Linguistic Anthropology

    Reference Books
    Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger of Disappearing. Reference G 1046 .E 3 A 85 2001.
    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. (2011)
    The Color of Words: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Ethnic Bias in the U.S. Reference. E 184 .A 1 H 466 1997.
    Concise Encyclopedia of Lnaguage and Religion. Reference P 41 .C 65 2001.
    Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics. (2001)
    A Dictionary of Made-up Languages : From Adûnaic to Elvish, Zaum to Klingon-- the Anwa (real) Origins of Invented Lexicons. Reference P 120 .I 53 R 64 2011
    The Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics. Reference P 143 .T 727 2000.
    A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics. (2004)
    Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages. . (2006)
    Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-Speaking World. Reference PE 3724 .O 3 H 84 2006
    Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe. Reference P 380 .E 53 1998.
    Facts about the World's Languages. Reference P 371 .F 33 2000.
    International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. 4 vols. Reference P 29 .I 58 2003.
    Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language: An Encyclopedia.
    Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech. By Edwar Sapir. A printed copy is also available in the Library's General Collection at call number P 105 .S 2 1949.
    Language and Communication: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference GN 307 .E 64 L 36 1998.
    NTC's Dictionary of China's Cultural Code Words. General DS 721 .D 39 1996.
    NTC's Dictionary of Japan's Cultural Code Words. General DS 821 .D 467 1994.
    NTC's Dictionary of Mexican Cultural Code Words. General F 1210 .D 38 1996.
    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED). (for word histories)
    Reference PE 1625 .O 87 1991
    Word Origins Dictionary.
    The World's Writing Systems. General P 211 .W 714 1996

    Internet Sites

    "Do You Speak American?" from PBS.

    Ethnologue.com: Lanugages of the World.

    The Modern Language Association Language Map.

    Sociolinguistics: A Complete Guide to Facts and Resources.
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    TATTOOS/BODY ART

    Background Readings
    Bodily Marks
    Tattoo Removal
    Tattooing

    Reference Books
    Beauty Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia.
    Encyclopedia of Body Adornment. Reference GN 419.15 .D 46 2007
    Faces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face. (2012)
    Inked: Tattoos and Body Art from around the World. Reference GT 2345 .D 46 2014
    The Tattoo Dictionary: An A-to-Z Guide. General GT 2345 .A 395 2016
    Most books on Tattoos in the General collection are in the "GT 2345" or "GN 419" call number areas.
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    URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY

    What is Urban Anthropology?
    What is Urban Geography?
    What is Urban Sociology?
    Urban Studies Library Research Guide, with lots of reference books on this topic.
    Chicago Region Library Research Guide, with lots of reference books on this topic.
    Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology
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