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Culinary & Baking Arts: Finding Videos

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

YouTube Video Clips on Culinary Topics

You may be able to find many useful videos on culinary topics through free Internet sites such as YouTube

Example search: plated desserts

Example search: chef career advice

Remember that anyone can post YouTube videos. While there are many videos with accurate, high quality information, videos with inaccurate or misleading information have been posted as well. Before citing a YouTube video in a paper or incorporating it into a presentation, it is highly advisable to check with your instructor concerning the acceptability of the video for the assignment.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand logo

Films on Demand presents films in many subject areas, including culinary topics. Films can be viewed in their entirety or section by section, making them ideal for presentations. These resources are accessible from any campus computer and by logging into the database from off campus (help in connecting from home).

Example search: catering skills

Example search: food safety

Videos in the STLCC Libraries Catalog

STLCC Libraries carry quite a few videos, including some on culinary and cooking-related topics. Certain videos and dvds may be requestable from campus to campus. Other materials (marked in the catalog with a notation such as "LIB USE ONLY") are not requestable, and must be viewed on the campus where they are housed.

NOTE: Make sure to notice what format the video is in. In the library catalog, look for "VHS" or "DVD" after the call number of the item. You can limit your video search in the catalog to "DVDs" or "Videocassettes," using the Specific Video Recording dropdown menu located at the bottom of the Advanced Keyword Search page. If you do not have the ability to play either format at home, you may view them on a player in the multimedia section of your library.

Example search: french cooking, limited to DVDs

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