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Addictive Junk Food (Engl 101 - Bento): Home

Use this guide for your research on American eating habits and health

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Search Terms

image of a checklistIn Gale eBooks, use broad terms such as:

  • junk food
  • food addiction
  • obesity
  • food additives
  • salt 
  • sugar

In the larger databases (Gale Databases and EBSCOhost as well as Google Scholar), try combining terms or using specific terms inside quotation marks:

  • sugar and obesity
  • sugar and addiction
  • "food additives" and addiction
  • "food additives" and obesity
  • etc.

Using & Finding Books

Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.

 

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process requests for materials from other libraries. We'll have this service up and running again as soon as campus opens and we're fully operational.

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the MJC Library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.

Recommended eBook

Citation Styles

Your instructor should tell you which citation style he or she wants you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.

Read background information

One of the best places to start a research project is with overview articles from specialized encyclopedias. That's what is in the Gale eBooks database.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Explore your topic in Videos

MJC Library collection contains films that you can access online.                            Films on Demand logo

These resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in with your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Find additional relevant films by entering "processed food" or other search terms in our Films on Demand database:

Research questions

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Key Search Words at the top of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

Ask a Librarian

Getting help has never been easier. Your MJC librarians are here to help.

 

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 Text: (209) 710-5270
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Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

Google Scholar Search

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Research 101: Need More Research Help?

If you'd like much more in-depth instruction about the process of conducting research, please check out our guides:

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