Resources for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Research

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About this Guide

Students will find recommended print and electronic resources for research on Culinary Arts and Hospitality Topics.

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Online Reference

The library subscribes to many online reference books which can provide background information about your topic. To access this resource from off campus, you will need to log in with your Pipeline account information:


Journal and magazine articles usually provide the most current information on a topic. Journal articles are more scholarly while magazine articles tend to be shorter and more general. Newspaper articles are the most current of the three periodical sources and another good source of information.

To find articles on your topic, use one of the online databases listed below. To access this resource from off campus, you will need to log in with your Pipeline account information:

Library Catalog


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Search the library catalog (books+) for print books and ebooks on a topic or interest.
We have books about many different topics covered in Culinary and Hospitality courses, including:

  • business plans
  • catering
  • gastronomy
  • personal chef businesses
  • service
  • wine and beer


There is a HUGE collection of cookbooks in the Luria Library.
These include classic, new, and unusual titles. Browse the shelves to see what you can find.

Start at the number 641.5 or ask a librarian for help.
Suggest cookbooks or topics to add to our collection by contacting a librarian.

Can’t Get to Campus? Try eBooks!

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) is a collection of over 22,000 electronic books, in all subject areas, selected for the Luria Library collection.
  • Ebook Central College Complete (ProQuest) gives you more than 26,800 ebooks in a range of subject areas, such as business, computer science, and health.

Quality Internet Resources

Keep in mind, while you are searching, that there is a great deal of poor information online. Here are some quality websites you might want to examine.

Food and Beverage Industry

Food and Nutrition Information


    HospitalityNet provides industry news, job listings, and an index to other hospitality web sites.
    Hotel Online is a news service for the hospitality industry. It includes news, discussion forums, employment opportunities, classified advertising, and information on product pricing and trends.



  • Restaurant Report provides business news, feature articles, information on management issues, access to classified ads and suppliers of restaurant equipment, and contains a buyer’s guide.