You are starting your research project on the farm-to-table movement. Using the links below, decide which source is best to gather background information:
Farm-To-Table Movement, Gale Reference
Reference sources are:
We also have a Reference Sources Research Guide that lists out our available reference sources. The guide contains resources available online and in the library. From our OneSearch tab there is also a link to our Reference Sources Research Guide.
Credo is an online reference database that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographies and more.
An alphabetical source that defines terms. It might list all of the words of a language or it may specialize in terms related to a field such as biology, education, or psychology. There are dictionaries that give the history of words and others that list slang terms and new words that have begun to appear in the language.
They aim to offer a compact yet fact-filled overview of a wide range of topics. In addition to general online resources such as Credo Reference, CQ Researcher, Gale Virtual Reference, and Oxford Reference, there are dozens of specialized encyclopedias on all subjects. Encyclopedias usually present a topic factually, without bias or commentary. Sometimes titles use the terms dictionary and encyclopedia interchangeably.
Annual publications containing statistical and general information.
Take a look at a map. You can learn about more than geography. You can learn about people, history, economies, and social movements. In addition to maps, many atlases include informative articles about the map and the content it displays.
Examples: Atlas of Medieval Europe, Atlas of Medieval Man
Provide a list of other sources such as books or articles on a particular topic. They cover a specialized topic like a writer (Mark Twain), historical or literary periods (Elizabethan), or a national literature (Irish, Middle Eastern). Sometimes bibliographies offer annotations–short summaries of each listed source.
Examples: A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology, Bibliography of American Literature Television and Film: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Materials
When you want to know what happened when, these are your best guides. They provide facts about what happened on any date. They may be general or specialized.
Reference Guides, Companions:
Similar to other reference books, but are usually highly specialized. They may focus on the work of a particular author, a historical event, or a national culture at a certain time in history.
Examples: A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature, A Companion to Chaucer