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Tip for Beverage Course Assignments

  • Read the assignment instructions carefully.
  • The course textbooks, the reading materials, and the lecture files are great places to find information to do the assignment.
  • Wikipedia is also a good place for an overview, but please note that Wikipedia might not be considered a reliable source for academic papers. 
  • To explore a topic for the assignment, it is often easier to choose a type of beverage first, then the regions that produce the beverage.
  • Check out library books and reference materials on the beverage type of your choice. FSU Libraries have some books on beverages from various regions, such as Canadian whisky, and Australian wines. We also have books that provide global overviews on a type of beverage, such as "Tea: A Global History."
  • Check and see if there are any national or local trade associations or government websites on the beverage (E.g., Vietnam Specialty Coffee Association, or Guatemalan National Coffee Association). Local tourism agency websites (such as often provide information on the history of the beverages, maps,  fairs or festivals, and other useful information for the assignment. Travel columns of newspapers or other types of media coverage are also good sources to look up. (E.g., Top Five German Beer Destinations, covered by BBC)
  • To find and use non-English content on the web, check and see if the site has the [English] version. Or, use a free translater such as Google Translator, or at Windows, right-clicking for the "Translate to English" feature. 
  • To find the economic impact of the beverage on the region, check out the trade associations or research institutes of the country(e.g.,
     International Coffee Organization's Trade Statistics), and market or industry reports. Search newspaper databases or Hospitality databases for the latest statistics. 

Find, Use, & Cite Images

[Image Sources]

  • Google Advanced Image Search 
    Use this form to search images. Under [Usage Rights] select Creative Commons License. 
  • Creative Commons Search 
    Free photographs with no copyright restrict
  • Pixabay
    Millions of images and videos, available for completely free use under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. 
  • Flickr 
    Limit your search by "Creative Commons Only" to find pictures that anyone can use. 
  • Unsplash
    Free photographs published on Unsplash for you to use for free. Can be used for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
  • Canva 
    Some images and photos are free to use  

[How to Find Infographics or Data Visualization] 

  • Check out the trade associations' websites. 
  • Market or Industry Research Reports, such as Mintel Academic database
  • Run a search at Google Search or Google Images Search
    • infographics coffee  
    • (chart  OR figure) wine  
  • Canva has a collection of infographics. Free membership is available. 

[How to Cite Images in APA 7] 

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