Course Guides
Insects as Food: Taboo, Curiosity, or Sustainable Diet for the Future? (HNR 094-002)

2012 Winter

Daniel Potter — dpotter@ucdavis.edu

Librarian Subject Specialist

Ruth Gustafson
ragustafson@ucdavis.edu — (530) 752‑1883 — Research Support Services

Librarian Subject Specialist for: General Biology; Animal Science; Avian Science; Entomology (including Bee Biology and Pollination); Environmental Science & Policy; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution and Ecology; Forensic Science; Nematology; and Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Winter Quarter Office Hours (January 9-March 20): Mondays 11am-12noon (excluding holidays, Jan 16 & Feb 20); Wednesdays 11am-12noon (excluding Jan 25); Fridays 11am-12noon

Research Help

Library Resources for Undergraduate Students (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/student.php)
Library Research Aids: How Do I...? Guides (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/guides/)
These guides include Choose a Research Topic, 5 Steps to Better Library Research, Find a Book, and more.

Entomology Publications Collections

Entomology publications are found in two areas at Shields Library: The Biological & Agricultural Sciences (3rd Floor) and Government Information (Lower Level) collections. In addition, the Carlson Health Sciences Library holds veterinary-related titles pertaining to entomology and titles concerned with human diseases caused by insect vectors in the field of medical entomology.

Please note: Food Science collections are extensive and are located on the Shields Library BioAg (3rd) floor.

Biological & Agricultural Sciences, Shields Library (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/bioag/)
The BioAg Sciences collections are located on the 3rd floor of Shields Library.
Date: Monday-Friday 1-5pm (530) 752-2143
Government Information Collection [UC Davis] (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/govinfo/)

The UC Davis Library is a federal and state depository library with extensive historical and current collections in print, microform and electronic formats. We collect extensively from major international, intergovernmental organizations, selectively from local jurisdictions, and on a very limited basis from foreign governments. Agriculture, forestry, the environment and ecology are areas of strength. We collect comprehensively from the U.S. Congress and California Legislature, along with federal and state laws and regulations. The Library's collection of technical report literature is extensive. We emphasize statistical data in all collecting areas. Most government documents and maps are listed in the Harvest UC Davis Library Catalog.

Of particular interest are USDA publications (including pamphlets and field guides) on pests and beneficial insects.

Health Sciences Libraries Collections (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/hsl/about/collections/)
The Carlson Health Sciences Library is near the SouthWest corner of the UC Davis campus and the Blaisdell Medical Library is in Sacramento at the UCD Medical Center.

Connect From Off-Campus

Connect from Off Campus (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/)
Instructions for UC Davis students, faculty, and employees to access our licensed resources from off campus. VPN is the preferred method for remote access in most cases.
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    PubMed and multiple browser tab/window users: the new VPN client works best for you. Please see the Install guides listed from this link. Other reasons to install the VPN Client are when you: often connect to PDFs which have URL links; want to use the "Find Full Text" feature in EndNote; use MyNCBI in PubMed; rely on licensed resources not accessible via the Web VPN; prefer uninterrupted access to licensed resources from your own computer; prefer operating system (OS)-level rather than browser-level access to licensed resources

Library Catalogs

Because of extensive collections in entomology and food science, the UCD Libraries have a good selection of books on insects as food. Browsable subject headings that bring up these types of publications include: Edible insects ; Cooking (Insects) ; Entomophagy
Harvest UC Davis Catalog (http://harvest.lib.ucdavis.edu)
Harvest is the UCD library online catalog of the collections of all five UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your library card number and PIN, you can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Entomology [via Springer] (http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4020-6359-6) [Restricted] VPN
Author: John L. Capinera (Editor)

Note: Entries are short, dictionary-like rather than encyclopedic.

The Encyclopedia of Entomology includes contributions from 450 entomologists from 40 countries which provide a worldwide overview of insects and their close relatives. Coverage includes insect classification, behavior, ecology, genetics and evolution, physiology, and management, and references to relevant literature. All of the major arthropod groups are addressed, along with many important families and species. Special emphasis on insect relationships with people, medical entomology, biological control and insect pathology. Presents biographical sketches of hundreds of entomologists who have made important contributions to the discipline since its origin. Valuable source of information for scientists and students in agronomy, botany, disease biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, forestry, genetics, horticulture, parasitology, toxicology, and zoology.

Date: 2008
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia [Gale Virtual Reference Library] (http://find.galegroup.com/gvrl/infomark.do?type=aboutBook&prodId=GVRL&eisbn=9780787677503&version=1.0) [Restricted] VPN
Extensive, completely revised and updated 17-volume version of the original work published in Germany in 1960. Incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. Volume 1 covers Lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes and volume 2 is on Protostomes. VOLUME 3 IS ABOUT INSECTS. Volumes 4-5 are both concerning Fishes. Volume 6 pertains to Amphibians and volume 7 is about Reptiles. Volumes 8-11 are all concerning Birds. Volumes 12-16 are on Mammals and lastly, volume 17 is the cumulative index.
Date: 2003
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  • Each entry by family includes taxonomic placement and brief details including thumbnail description, size, number of genera/species, habitat, conservation status, and distribution map.
  • Detailed sections describe: evolution and systematics; physical characteristics; distribution; habitat; behavior; feeding ecology and diet; reproductive biology; conservation status; significance to humans; and end with lengthy species accounts.

E-book Collections

Springer eBooks Package (http://springerlink.com/books/) [Restricted] VPN
UC-wide licensed three-year (2013-2015) package for Springer eBooks and includes more than 55,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. This online interface enables all books to be searchable at the full-text level. Scope (textbook areas are starred) ranges from Architecture and Design, *Behavioral Science, *Biomedical and Life Sciences, *Business and Economics, *Chemistry and Materials Science, *Computer Science, *Earth and Environmental Science, *Engineering, *Humanities & Social Sciences and Law, *Mathematics and Statistics, *Medicine, *Physics and Astronomy, to Professional and Applied Computing. NEW books are added monthly.
Coverage: 2005-2014
Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection (http://wileyonlinelibrary.com) [Restricted] VPN

NOTE: Interface does not separate ebooks from Wiley ejournals.

Over 2,000 books with 2011-2014 publication dates. The Wiley ebook license comes with broad and favorable rights for scientific, scholarly and educational uses. The collection serves a wide range of research needs in the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. EXCLUSIONS to the Wiley collection are textbooks, major reference works, some professional and trade titles, and consumer books. The 2014 books continue to be added to the collection throughout the year as they are published simultaneously in both online and print.

Coverage: 2011-2014

Websites

Insects as Food website (http://www.food-insects.com)
Author: Dr. Gene R. De Foliart (editor)

Includes links to The Human Use of Insects as a Food Resource: A Bibliographic Account in Progress. Self-published by Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Subject Guides

There is a subject guide matching nearly every department on the UC Davis campus. Find the Subject Guide which best matches your major!
Subject Guides (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/)
Use the Subject Guides to identify additional databases to search for information on your topic. Entomology-related Subject Guides include: Agriculture & Related Fields; Ecology and Conservation Biology; Entomology

UC-eLinks

UC-eLinks (http://www.cdlib.org/services/info_services/instruct/ucelinks_guide.html)
Brought to you by UC libraries! UC-eLinks helps to link you to *choices* to find the item(s) you are interested in. UC-eLinks appears in most library literature databases and provides a consistent way of getting to online articles (if licensed) or to information about which print issues of a journal we own. If we do not own a journal or book, you can use the UC-eLinks service to Request that the item be sent to you for free from another UC library -- often using Web delivery if the item is an article or book chapter.

Databases -- Cultural aspects

Academic Search Complete [via EBSCO] (http://uclibs.org/PID/126936) [Restricted] VPN
Academic Search Complete (ASC) provides coverage of multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals to support scholarly research in all areas of the arts, humanities and the social, life and physical sciences. The database includes the full-text articles from 9,100 journals, with an additional 13,690 journals indexed and abstracted. Searches can be restricted to peer-reviewed articles.
Coverage: 1887-present
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Anthropology Plus [via FirstSearch/OCLC] (http://uclibs.org/PID/34670) [Restricted] VPN
Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals.
Date: Late 19th century to present
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  • Fact Sheet (http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/databases/dbdetails/details/AnthropologyPlus.htm)
Access World News [via NewsBank] (http://uclibs.org/PID/23120) [Restricted] VPN
Access World News from NewsBank provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Access World News also includes a selection of Spanish language newspapers from the United States and other countries. Date coverage varies with individual newspaper.
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Databases -- Economic aspects

Business Source Complete [via Ebsco] (http://uclibs.org/PID/126938) [Restricted] VPN
"Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 25,000 most-cited authors in the database." Business Source Complete is an upgrade from Business Source Premier
Coverage: coverage varies by title with some going as far back as 1886.
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LexisNexis Academic (http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic) [Restricted] VPN
One of the largest web-based full-text databases for current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research, LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.

Databases -- Environmental aspects

Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ESPM) [via ProQuest] (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&db=envclust-set-c&db=eisft-set-c&adv=1) [Restricted] VPN
Major areas of coverage include aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology & engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, and risk assessment. Separately searchable subfiles include: ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality; Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B); Ecology Abstracts; Environmental Engineering Abstracts; Health and Safety Science Abstracts; Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A); Pollution Abstracts; Risk Abstracts; Sustainability Science Abstracts; Toxicology Abstracts; and Water Resources Abstracts. EIS: Full Text and Digests of Environmental Impact Statements are combined for cross-searching with ESPM.
Coverage: 1967-present (varies by subfile)
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BIOSIS Previews [via Web of Science] (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS) [Restricted] VPN
More than 23 million records in all life science areas, including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology. Indexes over 6000 journals, serials, books and book chapters, conference proceedings and patents.
Coverage: 1926-present
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Databases -- Health/Nutritional aspects

PubMed (http://uclibs.org/PID/17708) [Restricted] VPN
More than 23 million citations and abstracts for articles published in approximately 8,400 journals in medicine, life sciences, health administration, veterinary medicine, nursing, molecular biology and genetics. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine on the NCBI platform.
Coverage: 1946-present
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Food Science and Technology Abstracts(FSTA) [via OvidSP] (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=fsta) [Restricted] VPN

PLEASE NOTE: upgraded in May 2012 to 8 simultaneous users access -- please LOGOFF when finished. FSTA (Food Science and Technology Abstracts) is the world's largest database of food science, food technology, and nutrition information. FSTA covers topics relating to every aspect of the food chain including all the major food commodities plus biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. Covers over 1800 journals and patents, books, theses, conference proceedings, patents, standards, and legislation. Comprehensive coverage. IMPORTANT: default UCD Search Type is set to Advanced Ovid Search.

Coverage: 1969-present
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CAB Abstracts [via OvidSP] (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&PAGE=main&D=cabz) [Restricted] VPN

NOTE: default UCD Search Type set to Advanced Ovid Search. Citations and abstracts to the international agricultural literature, including veterinary medicine, human and animal nutrition, forestry, rural development, as well as other related topics such as tourism and human ecology. Covers over 11,000 journals & conference proceedings and selected books in agriculture. Produced by CAB (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) International (CABI) with more than 9.0 million records as of 10/27/10.

HISTORICAL SCOPE: Archive abstracts added in August 2005 go back to 1910 with 1,860,000 additional records.

CAB DATABASE PDFs: As of January 2009, hard-to-find literature may be available as CAB Database PDFs (so noted *below* the UC-eLinks button). Currently, ONLY Internet Explorer (PC platform) or Safari/Google Chrome (Mac platform) loads these PDFs. These CABI Full Text items give users automatic access to over 187,000 (as of March 2013) journal articles, conference papers and reports - 80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else.

Coverage: 1910-present [Archives added for 1910-1971]
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Peer-Reviewed Journal Databases

A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality -- by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor -- before being accepted for publication.

All CSA Illumina databases (such as Zoological Record) separate result sets into tabbed categories including "Peer-Reviewed" journals. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to locate your journal. To the left of your title, look for a vertical black/white symbol depicting a referee jersey and thus noting the publication is "Refereed".

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (http://www.ulrichsweb.com/) [Restricted] VPN

The standard source for information on virtually every active and ceased periodical, annual, irregular publication, and monographic series published throughout the world (plus thousands of newspapers). Indicates whether a publication is a refereed (peer-reviewed) title.

NOTE: search by journal title, NOT article title. Ulrich's provides information on the entire publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, annual review) NOT on the articles within.

Journal Ranking

Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive tool for assessing the importance of research journals in disciplines and subdisciplines. NOTE that review journals tend to be listed as top ranked titles, pushing rankings for original research titles lower, so use with caution.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) (http://uclibs.org/PID/36787) [Restricted] VPN

Journal Citation Reports is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters with each yearly data analysis being completed in the following year. The most recent edition is always published in the summer following the year analyzed.

Journal Citation Reports indicates the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the 5-year Impact Factor sort.

Coverage: 2007-2013 release
Date: 2006-2012 data
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