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About this Guide

This guide will aid researchers interested in collection materials related to food, cooking, alcohol, and bartending. Food and drink are often pillars of a culture and community, and as such LSU Libraries Special Collections want to highlight some of the relevant books, manuscripts, and even audio-visual materials. Further, this guide will provide insight into the search terms best used for researchers to dive further.

Using Subject Headings

Each page of this guide will hold a brief listing of recommended key subject headings for browsing the library's online catalog. To use these in a search, follow one of the three steps below.

  1. Begin a new catalog search and type the terms into the "Find these words" field and select "Subject" in the Field drop down menu.
  2. If using the advanced search, these terms will be entered next to a drop down option listing "All Fields". Change the drop down menu to "Subject".
  3. If beginning a new search from within an earlier search results, type the key terms into the search bar at the top of the page with "Subject" selected from the drop down menu. 

These subject terms will not be an exhaustive list but will represent most common options for each topic. The subject terms are organized to be as specific as possible relating to each topic. Adjustments to specificity can be made by adjusting or dropping the final phrase.

A full listing of top level subject terms is available through the Library of Congress.

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