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Italian Cuisine Concentration: Introduction

Using Library Resources

Getting Help
Library Staff are here to
help you with your research, finding information, or using the library.
Contact the Reference Librarian, Raven Fonfa,

Off-campus access
Most online resources on the Library website are available from anywhere off-campus.
Some databases will ask you to login. Use your culinary email username and password that you use for the portal, Moodle, etc.

Interlibrary Loan
If there is an article that we do not have in the library, we will get a copy for you through Interlibrary Loan, a free service for all CIA students, staff & faculty.

Search tips

For research into the country and local region, use these search terms:

  • Apulia OR Puglia
  • "Southern Italy" or use South* Italy (with the * truncation symbol

  • use Italy to find information about the country,
  • use Italian to describe food, wine, other items, used globally
  • use Ital* (* truncation symbol) to find both

Online Resources for Writing & Research


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Reference & Information Literacy Librarian

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Raven Fonfa

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