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Culinary Arts  

Library and web resources for culinary and baking students.
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This page provides tips for choosing the best resources to assist with your culinary research.


Resources for Your Culinary Studies

Deciding What You Need

1. Does your assignment require recipes?  Books? Journal articles? 

  • If your syllabus asks you for recipes, these can be found in the library's large collection of cookbooks, or on the web.  To find cookbooks, click on the Books tab above, and learn how to find books in the library catalog. If you want to search for recipies on the web, click on the Web Sites tab.  This page lists helpful web sites on many culinary  topics.

  •  If your syllabus  asks for articles, click on the Articles tab above, and learn how to find articles in ProQuest.

  • If your syllabus  asks for web resources, click on Web Sites. These pages list helpful web sites on many accounting topics. 

2. If no formats are specified, think about the age of the material you need.

  • If you are researching a recipe or something that is a established fact, try books (found in the RTC Catalog) or encyclopedias (found in the RTC Catalog) or Credo Reference (found on the RTC Library Database page). Examples of established facts include topics like "the chemistry of cooking", or "the life of Antonin Carême".

  • If you are reseaching something new, like "the latest restaurant trends" or "new legislation affecting the food industry", try journal and newspaper articles (found in ProQuest.)

Need More Help?

 If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 232-2331, or email us at We'll be glad to help.

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