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Weird Food and Finding Certain Editions

Food Cultures of the World
This week students enrolled in the WRD 104 “Weird Food” section have started stopping by, looking for help researching their ‘weird foods’.  Luckily we have a great Research Guide specifically for these students: WRD 104: Food​.  It lists some wonderful country resources, encyclopedias, databases, and search tips for finding books and articles.

Some other interesting topics coming across our desks:

  • Disability Theory
  • Cyclops​
  • Heidegger
  • Google’s Corporate Culture

And, here’s a closer look at a question we’ve had over the phone, IM, or in person:

Question: How can I find a specific edition of a book?  DePaul owns the 11th edition, but I need the 13th edition.

Answer: If you are looking for a specific edition, using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is always a good start.  If you don't know the ISBN, searching in WorldCat Local will let you specify one specific edition in the results.  First, select "View all editions and formats":

Then, you'll be able to choose whichever edition you need from the list:

This Week in Reference, May 1st, 2015


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