Search in the Library’s online catalog for books, DVDs and other library materials. Perform a general keyword search for your topic. Some useful keywords are listed below. Use the asterisk * to expand your search.
Restaurant* (Retrieves restaurant and restaurants)
Chef* (Retrieves chef and chefs)
Cook* (retrieves cook, cooks, cooking, cookbook, cookery, etc.)
Names of individual foods such as poultry, pasta, cheese, etc.
For types of cuisines, perform a search for cook* and the cuisine. For example: cook* Mexican or cook* French
Ask a librarian for help. Contact the staff at the Reference desk, call
910-362-7034 or send an e-mail to the reference desk.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Sometimes the Library does not own the magazine or journal you need and the article(s) are not available online. We can obtain most articles from another library at little or no cost. Ask at the Reference Desk for assistance or fill out an online ILL request form.
Allows you to create a list of companies by industry and geography.
If you know the name of the business, type it in "Company Name" on the basic search page. If you want to generate a list of possible businesses, choose the "Custom Search" tab.
The two search criteria to use are "Business Type" and "Geography."
Use the "Keyword/SIC/NAICS" option to get the types of businesses you need; then choose the geographic limiter, depending on how far you are willing to travel to conduct your interview.