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This page has links to information that may be useful for the FOOD Research assignment.  Most of the links are for information from library databases.  Some links are for government information.  All of these links should lead to good quality sources.

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Information about Countries

Pikes Peak Library District (Public Library) Databases  You will need a PPLD library card to use these databases outside of PPLD Libraries' buildings. If you use a guest computer inside a PPLD Library, you can use any of their databases

Encyclopedia of Food & Culture

Countries & Their Cultures 

Cities of the World

CultureGrams Online  

Web sources

CIA World Factbook

US State Department Country Background Notes  

Food articles

Food related books from the PPCC library databases

Links to over 500 eBooks on food topics. Type in your food keyword into the second or third search box.  Sometimes you'll need to broaden your search and use a more inclusive keyword, such as grains instead of wheat, or beverages instead of soda.  You can read these books immediately on your computer screen (choose full-text), or login and download them to read offline. 

Look in the top left corner of the book screen & choose Search Within to find pages that refer to specific food keywords.

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Links to reference books such as the Cambridge World History of Food, Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, and The Atlas of Food.

Browse the contents, or look for this box to search within a book.Search within this title

Statistics &/or Demographics web sources

United States Statistics/Demographics

  • US Census
    • Use the Census Bureau's American Fact Finder 
    • Get population, housing, economic, and other kinds of data
    • Get statistics about the nation, states, cities, or city blocks 
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    • Data about crimes, criminals, victims, arrests, etc. 
  • National Center for Educational Statistics
    • Find education statistics about all levels of education and the schools that teach at each level
    • Also has stats about libraries
    • Compare educational institutions
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Data covering every aspect of employment and unemployment

Colorado Statistics 

International Statistics 

  • United Nations Statistics 
    • Find economic, demographic, social, environmental, and gender statistics
    • Often able to filter by country or by the entire world

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