Food Science

The Food Science department emphasizes the sensory evaluation & profitable, safe processing of food. Rice, edible oils, fruits, vegetables & nutraceuticals are strengths. We cooperate closely with the Animal and Poultry Science Departments on meats.

Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me. Click the Email me button or use

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment

Finding relevant, important articles

For most assignments, you will need to find and cite articles from reputable professional journals. The databases below index many of them, and some are linked in the "Some Important Journals" box, on the sidebar.

If you aren't finding what you hoped for, try changing search terms, (sometimes it's just the difference between mouth feel OR mouthfeel), check the thesaurus for better search terms, or try a different database. Coverage varies in depth, quantity and quality.