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Guide to Research in Food Studies: Overview

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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchangea database provided by the Penn Libraries, provides access to visual, manuscript, and printed materials from the collections of libraries, company archives, and trade organisations around the world. These original sources will aid with research that can benefit from the history of fifteen major commodities and the ways that these commodities have changed the world.

Political Divisions of the World from Global Commodities

The fifteen commodities are: Chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine and spirits.

Books of Interest at the Penn Libraries

New Books PLUS

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Books - Full Text Online

A selection of books available online concerning various aspects of food studies.

NPR Food

Food news stories from National Public Radio.  For more articles, click "View Feed" below.

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Lauris Olson

Social Sciences Bibliographer


Rebecca Stuhr

Coordinator for Humanities Collections


Lynne Farrington

Curator, Printed Books, Rare Book and Manuscript Library



A selection of databases relevant to food studies.


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