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Culinary & Baking Arts: Finding Books

This guide will help you find reliable information on the culinary and baking arts, in both print and online sources.

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Keyword Searching

Every book in print owned by STLCC Libraries is listed in the STLCC Library Catalog.  Each listing is called a record.  A powerful way to search for books on a particular topic is to perform a keyword search, which looks for records containing the words you use in your search. Example keyword searches:

  1. baking and profess*
  2. molecular gastronomy 
  3. nutrition and culinary
  4. vegetarian and ethnic
  5. restaurant and manag*
  6. sanitation and food

NOTE: The asterisk (*) truncates a term and will retrieve all forms of the word that follow the truncation symbol. For example, manag* will retrieve managed, managing, management, etc. 

Catalog search

 

Subject Searching

Library of Congress (LC) subject headings are special, standardized words and phrases which describe the primary subject(s) on which a book focuses.  Searching by subject heading rather than by keyword often allows you to look for books on a particular topic more efficiently. 

Since LC subject headings are included in a book's catalog record, looking at the records you get from a keyword search can help you identify appropriate subject headings. Ask A Librarian for help with LC subject searching.

Many foods and culinary items are subject headings, such as:

Below are a few examples of other subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog.

  1. Baking
  2. Quantity cooking
  3. Restaurant management
  4. Cooks -- training of  (view sub-headings under subject)

EBook Central Collection

Perform a keyword search and view results for: baking or pastry

View the selected title below:

Note: When accessing EBook Central from off-campus locations, you will be asked to authenticate first. See link below.

Need more help using the Library Catalog?

For more help using the STLCC Catalog, visit Searchpath, Module 3.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000