Skip to Main Content

CAHT 111 - Culinary Arts: Finding Books

Finding Books in Van Wagenen Library


choose Physical Materials from dropdown menu beside search box


Enter two or three keywords in the search box. You may need to try different combinations of words to find exactly what you're looking for. To limit your search to books, check the box next to "Books/eBooks" in the "Material Type" panel. 

choose Books/eBooks in Material type panel


Once you've found a book you're interested in, write down the "call number" provided. This is the address where that books lives on the shelves.

Call Number listed in a book record


Look for the signs on the ends of the rows to help you find the shelf that has your book.

Library shelf guide signscall number on book spine

Books about similar subjects are grouped together on the shelves, so take a look at the books beside the one you were initially interested. Chances are good you'll find other relevant sources nearby!

If you need help, ask a librarian or staff member at the main desk on the library's first floor.

Online Sources for Regional/Cultural Background Information

Print Reference Sources Available in the Library

Search Tips

 Try some of these keywords as you search:

  • Cooking
  • Recipes
  • Cookbooks
  • Cuisine
  • Food

Combine these terms with names of places, cultures, or geographic regions, for instance:

  • recipes southern American
  • French cuisine
  • Cajun cooking
  • Irish cookbooks

Selected Books at Van Wagenen Library