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Food Cultures and Company Information

Lots of students were coming by the Research Help Desk this week to learn about the history and culture of certain foods: from kimchi to plantains and everything in between.  Good thing the library has many resources to help out, including an online copy of The Cambridge World History of Food.

Other topics crossing our paths this week include:

  • US Intervention in Haiti
  • State funding levels for education
  • Commodity trading
  • John Wycliffe

And, an in-depth look at a conversation we’ve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:

Question:  Hi!  How can I get access to the database Hoover’s?  I’m researching the companies like Razorfish.

Answer: While the library doesn’t subscribe directly to Hoover’s there are Hoover’s company profiles in the database LexisNexis Academic.  In LexisNexis, click “Get Company Info” and enter the Company’s name.  Additional information can be found in the database Business Source Complete​.  Find “More” at the top of the page, and choose “Company Profiles” to search by company name. 

 This Week in Reference: February 13th, 2015

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