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Culinary Arts Resources

Electronic Journals

The following contains a short selection of e-journals around your subject area to get you started. To access DIT Library's full list of e-journal titles go to the E-Journals Portal.

Internet Links

Teagasc - Irish agriculture and food development authority

Restaurants Association of Ireland

Euro-Toques Ireland

Wine Pages

Into Wine

Epicurious - for people who love to eat "For all things vegetarian."

Food Online: safe processing and packaging


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How to locate exam papers on the library OPAC


Subject Databases




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Hospitality and Tourism Complete

EBSCO database for the hospitality and tourism industries. Areas covered include food and beverage management, hotel operations, leisure and business travel, market trends, company rankings and more.


 DIT IS access

Food Science and Technology Abstracts

Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) is an extensive collection of abstracts from the world's food science, food technology and food related human nutrition literature. It contains over 600,000 bibliographic records from 1969 to the present. It is an excellent source of literature dealing with topics such as food safety.

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Leisuretourism incorporates a whole array of useful information resources specifically tailored to meet the needs of the leisure, recreation, sport, tourism and cultural industries community, including:  regular news, reviews, conference proceedings, jobs, calendar and access to a searchable database with records selected from CAB ABSTRACTS® database, many records with linkage to full text journal articles. Each year articles from over 400 publications are abstracted in this subject area.

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Emerald Insight                     Emerald Management Xtra is very useful for management topics, such as Human Resources  DIT IS access 

Mintel Irish Reports

Access to over 50 full text Irish reports from Mintel International, a leading supplier of consumer-based market research. Our subscription is for their series of Irish reports, covering the retail, market, leisure, and finance sectors. Typical titles include "Irish lifestyles" "Pubs and clubs" "Golf in ireland" "Hotels in ireland" "Yogurts" "Soft drinks" "Online shopping" etc, etc. Click on "Logon" to view.

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Mintel Food and Drink

UK market and industry reports

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Product Launch Analytics

The world's largest database of new consumer packaged goods spanning more than two decades.

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