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Food Science (Providence Campus): Food Science Basics

This guide provides resources for the study of food science and the food production industry.

Helpful Books & DVDs @ the Harborside Library

Check out the Harborside Library shelves marked “Food Science” (TP1-TP500), “Food Safety” & “Food Analysis” (both in the TX500s section).

The following are also great food science resources:

The Science of Food

Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking, explains the chemistry of crema. Explore more everyday food science at NPR's Science Friday.

Science & Cooking Lecture Series @ Harvard

Learn about Harvard University's "Science & Cooking" course and free public lectures, featuring world-class culinary professionals such as Harold McGee, Ferran Adria, and Wylie Defresne or watch these amazing lectures online!

Featured Resource: Food Science Source

Find articles about Food Safety, Food & Beverage Science, Food Service, Processing, Packaging, Shipping, Culinary Innovation, and Product Development.

Culinary Databases

Search the Web for Free Articles


Google Scholar

This search engine locates scholarly literature including articles that are accessible online.


(Include the phrases “full-text” or “view HTML” or “view PDF” in your search to help identify articles available full-text.)



The Basics of Chemistry

Food Science Websites

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