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OskiCat: enter keywords: cooking American
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cooking, American - western style
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food habits - California
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year of publication: after 1945 before 1990
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Nutrition information and clinical tools for health care professionals. Includes nutrition care for specific conditions; nutrition calculators; supplement formulary; client education materials and sample menus; and additional resources. (ADA Nutrition Care Manual)
Provides research-based nutrition information and clinical tools. Provides nutrition care processes for specific diseases; nutrition calculators; nutrition therapy foods and sample menus; and more.
"Access to encyclopedias, references works, e-books, images, and more."
"Content reflects the interdisciplinary nature, and resources for studying food, in history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies.
Includes: Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, the Cambridge World History of Food, Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Food and chapters from Food History: Critical and Primary Source. Image collections including the Culinary Arts Museum, USA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA."
Digitized collection of original manuscript and printed documents from around the world to support the study of fifteen major commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, and wine and spirits.
Provides original sources materials to help explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that these have changed the world. The commodities include: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, and wine and spirits.
Examines how social movements and other historical events impacts how food and drink is viewed, prepared, and consumed in America.
Articles cover American cuisine as it relates to people, advertising, historical eras, holidays and festivals, ingredients, and geographical regions.
Dissertations & Theses
The ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database indexes graduate dissertations from over a thousand graduate school and universities, and includes full-text access to dissertations published since 1997. The database also includes full-text dissertations from the University of California from:
September 1962 - December 1970 and
December 1975 - present
If you can't find a specific UC Berkeley dissertation on ProQuest, go to Oskicat and choose to limit your search to "Dissertations/Theses" using the dropdown on the far right of the search page:
If you're not on campus, and you are not a UC Berkeley student, faculty or staff member, you may be able to access UC Berkeley dissertations for a fee from ProQuest's Dissertation Express or, for items in our collection, using our photoduplication services.