Library Databases

Use online library databases to search for timely journal articles, newspaper articles, reference materials, and more.

NECI databases are restricted to students, faculty, staff, and other New England Culinary Institute authorized individuals under the terms of license agreements established with the database vendors. Passwords will be needed for access outside of the Library.

Need help? Please email or call the Library, 802.225.3318.

You can also search NECI Databases by Title.

Vermont Online Library (VOL) Databases

A fantastic resource for finding accurate information quickly, the VOL is a collection of over twenty databases covering many topics. Millions of articles are available—many in full text and with images—pulled from newspapers, reference books, magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications. See the descriptions below each database for more specific details. New databases recently added to the VOL collection include:

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context - A great starting place to do research for persuasive writing or opinion projects. This database presents different opinions on social issues, including many related to food and sustainability. It has articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books, as well as lots of videos and pictures. How to use the Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database.
  • Career Transitions – an online career guidance center that walks users through the job search process. From exploring your career interests to uploading and emailing your resume and cover letter, Career Transitions breaks the sometimes daunting task of job hunting into manageable steps.
  • PowerSpeak Languages – a fun and interactive way to pick up new language skills. Working through different modules at your own pace, learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English as a Second Language.
  • Small Business Resource Center – view sample business plans from bakeries, hotels and motels, restaurants, and other food service venues. Read “How to…” articles on starting a small business, buying or selling a business, as well as financing, marketing, and growing your business.

Credo Reference is an excellent starting point for basic information on a given topic. Results are gathered from encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and image libraries. The full text of food and beverage titles being searched include:

  • Bender’s Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology
  • Dictionary of Food: International Cooking Terms From A to Z
  • The New Food Lover’s Companion
  • The New Wine Lover’s Companion
  • Oddbins Dictionary of Wine

Environmental Studies and Policies Collection – Provides well-researched information covering all aspects of the impact of humans on the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles address topics like global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides abstracts for more than 384,000 records and access to full text for more than 4,700 records.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection – Look here for research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for many publications, including periodicals, company and country reports, and books.