Reference Sources: Food Science Research Guide

Dictionaries, handbooks, and encyclopedias provide basic definitions, synonyms, factual information or an overview of the field, often with bibliographic citations to sources offering more detailed information.

Guides to the Literature

  • Information Sources in Agriculture and Food Science. Lilley, G. P. 1981.
    D. H. Hill Ref S494.5.I47 I53 1981 Natural Resources S494.5.I47 I53 1981
  • The Literature of Animal Science and Health. Olsen, Wallace C. 1993.
    D. H. Hill Ref SF22.5 .L58 1993 Vet Med Ref SF22.5 .L58 1993

Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedia of Agricultural Science. Arntzen, Charles J., and Ellen M. Ritter. 1994. 4 v.
    D. H. Hill Ref S411 .E713 1994 Vet Med Ref S411 .E713 1994
  • Encyclopaedia of Food science, Food Technology, and Nutrition. Macrae, R., R.K. Robinson, and M.J. Sadler, eds. 1993. 8 v.
    D. H. Hill Ref TX349 .E47 1993
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology (4 volumes)
    D. H. Hill Ref TP368.2 .E62 2000

Dictionaries

  • The Agriculture Dictionary. Herren, Ray V., and Roy L. Donahue. 1991.
    D. H. Hill Ref Desk S411 .H47 1991

    Illustrated. Good for laymen or professionals.

  • Dictionary of Agriculture: From Abaca to Zoonosis. Lipton, Kathryn L. 1995.
    D. H. Hill Ref S411 .L55 1995

    Has good appendices.

  • Dictionary of Food Microbiology
    D. H. Hill Ref QR 115 .F6813 1992
  • Food Science Sourcebook. Second ed. Ockerman, Herbert W. 1991. 2 v.
    D. H. Hill Ref TX349 .O3 1991

    Part 1 is a dictionary. Part 2 contains tabular and general information that "broadens the base of Part 1 with factual data."

Handbooks

  • CRC Handbook of Microbiology 9 v.
    D. H. Hill Ref QR 6 .C2 1977
  • Food Safety Information Handbook. Roberts, Cynthia A. 2001.
    D. H. Hill Ref TX531 .R57 2001
  • Food Safety Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information... Matthews, Dawn D., ed. 1999.
    D. H. Hill Ref TX531 .F5685 1999

    For students and consumers, this handbook provides an overview of food safety issues and regulations, a directory of organizations, and other resources.

  • Food Science Sourcebook. Second ed. Ockerman, Herbert W. 1991. 2 v.
    D. H. Hill Ref TX349 .O3 1991

    Part 1 is a dictionary. Part 2 contains tabular and general information that "broadens the base of Part 1 with factual data."