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ANTB64: Are You What You Eat?: The Anthropology of Food

Professor Lena Mortensen - Fall 2020

What is the Library Catalogue?

The catalogue lists all of the resources in the University of Toronto Libraries' collection. You can use it to search for:

  • Books and ebooks
  • Print and online copies of newspapers, magazines, and journals
  • Audiovisual materials (including DVDs and streaming video)
  • Cartographic material (maps and atlases)
  • Microfiche and micoform

How to Search the Catalogue

To search the catalogue, use the search box in the top left corner of the library homepage

Don't type out your complete research question. Break down your topic into the most important concepts - they are people, places, time periods, or issues. If you need help, check out the library's help page on choosing good keywords

Screenshot of a search on the library homepage for food and culture.

Combine your search terms using Boolean operators: AND, OR, and NOT. 

  • AND tells the catalogue to give you search results that contain all of the terms you entered. Use this to combine main concepts.
  • OR tells the catalogue to give you search results that contain any of the words you entered. Use this to combine synonyms and related terms.
  • NOT tells the catalogue to exclude search results that contain the word you entered. 

You can also click on advanced search for other search options, like subject, author, etc.


Viewing Results by Item Type

Search results from the catalogue are grouped by item type (articles, books, journals, videos & DVDs, etc.). To see the complete list of results for a specific item type, click on the All button at the bottom of the item type's section (e.g. All Books). 

Screenshot of the book results for a search for food and culture. Highlights the location of the All Books button to see all book results.

How to Limit Results to Online Resources

The catalogue includes print books and online books (eBooks). To limit results to online books only, check off the box next to Online under the Refine Your Search area along the left side of the screen.

Screenshot of the search results page, with the location of the Online limit in the "Refine your results" section highlighted.

HathiTrust Emergency Access Service and Curbside Pickup

During the COVID-19 library closure, we also have access to online versions of certain print books in our collection through HathiTrust's online library. To check if a book is available online through HathiTrust, select a book from your search results. On the book's record, click on the Get Help button underneath the cover image.

Screenshot of a record for a book, with the location of the Get Help button highlighted.

The system will automatically link you to the book in the HathiTrust library if it's available. If not, the system will tell you if you can request the print book for curbside pickup (this service is currently available at Robarts Library on the St. George campus, at the UTSC Library, and at the UTM Library).

Screenshot of the curbside pickup request screen.

To learn more about the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, see this help page.