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Key Websites

The following websites are great places to get information and statistics about your food item:

    Statistics from the FAO. Choose Production or Trade from the top menu, then Countries by Commodity, and finally use the drop down menu to select your item.
  • U.S. Census - Per Capita Food Consumption
    The tables listed here will give you U.S. Food Consumption Data for Beverages, Major Commodities (meat, dairy, fats, flour, sweeteners, coffee, etc.) and Commercially-Produced Fruits and Vegetables.
  • USDA's Economic Research Service
    Look for reports on your food item under Animal Products, Crops, Policy, or Trade.
  • USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
    Lots of agricultural information focusing on, but not limited to, the United States.

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Resources for Assignment - Finding Articles

This guide is designed to help students taking the NCC course NCLC 102, Global Networks & Communities.  The suggested sources listed below should help you with many of your topics.  If you are having difficulty finding information on your topic, then get in touch with us for more help.

Finding Articles:



  • Academic Search Complete
    General Magazine & Periodical Articles
    Use this to search for journal and magazine articles.
    Multidisciplinary database of core scholarly journals in Anthropology, Ecology, Economics,Finance, History, and many other subjects.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Use this to search for journal, magazine and newspaper articles.

    Business & Company Information
    In-depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information, and a wide variety of other topics.
  • EconLit
    Indexes and abstracts 400 journals as well as working papers, dissertations and books in the field of Economics.
  • Business Source Complete
    Business & Company Information
    Provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals for business topics.

  • Environment Complete
    This collection offers coverage in the areas of ecosystem ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, etc.
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Mgmt
    Search Environmental Abstracts for articles and government documents on a wide range of topics, including: energy, air pollution, toxicology, land use and pollution, water pollution, wildlife biodiversity, population/sustainable development, global warming, waste management, and agriculture.
  • Agricultural Sciences
    Coverage: 1979-present
    Includes the AGRICOLA and Plant Science databases.

  • PolicyFile
    Public policy research and analytical papers on governmental and legal topics can be accessed here, representing the work of think tanks, research groups and academic institutes.
  • Public Affairs Information Service
    Formerly PAIS Decade, this database consists of articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration.


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