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FSCI Food Science Subject Guide

A guide for finding Food Science information to support your academic research and coursework

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Explore Key Topics in Food Science

Explore Key Topics in Food Science

For a more streamlined search, click on the links below. The following is a list of curated, pre-made search strings in OneSearch for 10 popular Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for Food Science and related areas:

  1. Brewing: The process of making beer, ale, etc., by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops.
  2. Canning and Preserving: Methods of preparing food for long-term storage.
  3. Food Adulteration and Inspection: The process of ensuring food safety and compliance with standards, including detecting and addressing food contamination.
  4. Agricultural Biotechnology: Application of scientific tools and techniques to modify plants and animals.
  5. Agriculture: Cultivation of crops and livestock for food and other uses.
  6. Food - Analysis: Examination of food components, quality, and safety through chemical, physical, and biological methods.
  7. Food - Preservation: Techniques and processes to prevent food spoilage and extend shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.
  8. Food - Composition: The chemical makeup and structure of food items.
  9. Food - Microbiology: Study of the microorganisms that inhabit, create, or contaminate food.
  10. Food - Biotechnology: The use of cellular and molecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve food quality and production efficiency.


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