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Welcome to the Library!

This guide will help you:

  • find books, ebooks, journal articles and other information sources
  • manage your references and avoid plagiarism. 

Getting Started

Information can come from many different places...books, journal articles, websites and social media to name a few.

It's good practice to include a variety of information sources when you are gathering information for an assignment. This shows that you have researched your topic thoroughly and have evidence to support your writing.

A good start is to find some information from

  • books
  • journal or magazine articles
  • websites

And remember, don't rely on one source only.

Our Top Resources for Culinary Arts

Start by searching the Library's Collection of books, ebooks, journal articles and more.


Recommended Databases for Culinary Arts

Hospitality and Tourism Complete

A full-text database covering all areas of hospitality and tourism, including hospitality law, market trends, food and beverage management and hotel management. Coverage: full-text journals, magazines, company and country reports, books and newspapers.

OmniFile Full Text Mega

Content: Full-text journal articles 

Subjects: A wide range of topics including hospitality, catering, nutrition and health and safety

Academic Search Complete

Content: Full-text journal articles

Subjects: A wide range of topics including hospitality, catering, nutrition and health and safety

Academic Search Ultimate

Featuring thousands of full-text journals, this covers a broad range of important areas of study including: biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, zoology, and many more

Vocational Studies Complete

This database contains full-text journals and a selection of full-text books. Key subjects include biotechnology, computer and data processing, cosmetology, electrical technology, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, paralegal studies, robotics and tourism.


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