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Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries: Start Here

This guide introduces you to key resources supporting your research on food law, policy, food science, international issues, business and marketing.


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March Citation Management Workshops

This is an introduction to citation managers, with an overview of citation management software, similarities and differences between the three programs supported by NU Libraries, and choosing, and installing and using a citation manager.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Snell Library Room 422
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:00-12:45pm Online
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

3:30-4:15pm Online
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Getting Started: Food and Food Industry Literature Searching

Tackling a new topic?

Look for review articles and topic overviews. Review articles summarize the current state of understanding on a topic, and summarizes previously published studies.  Many databases, including Medline, PubMed, Web of Science, Business Source Complete, Social Sciences Premium Collection, allow you to limit your search results to review articles.
Overview articles often provide background information, historical context, chronology, pro/con arguments, bibliographies leading to earlier research and major researchers on the topic.  For topic overviews, try searching in dictionaries and encyclopedias.  For in-depth overviews, try CQ Researcher
Try these search terms: 
      food safety
      food policy debates
      genetically modified food
      farm policy
Check out our streaming videos in Academic Video Online, Kanopy, and more.
Try these search terms (include quotation marks)
      "food safety"
     "food industry"
     "food labels"
     "food movements"
     "food in business"
     "food regulation"

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Sandy Dunphy
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