Nutrition & Food Science

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Online Encyclopedias

Key Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Over 6,400 active full-text journals, more than 5,700 being peer-reviewed titles, providing access to critical information unique to this database. Covering STEM research, including biology, and other topics.
  • ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine
    Search the health and medical journals within ProQuest databases, including Research Library, Physical Education Index, and Dissertations & Theses
  • Science Direct
    Nearly 30 full text, peer-reviewed food science & nutrition journals, covering topics like food processing and engineering, nutritional policies and nutrition biochemistry.

National Library of Medicine

    Oldest and still active citation database with links to full text, when available. MEDLINE can be accessed through Ebsco and shares the same searching format as other databases such as CINAHL. The database is notable for the careful journal screening process and the use of, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®), to index citations.
  • PubMed
    begins with MEDLINE and builds out from there offering a broader range of coverage with far more records, including additional full text coverage. You may limit your PubMed search retrieval to MEDLINE citations only by restricting your search to the MeSH controlled vocabulary or by using the Journal Categories filter called MEDLINE.
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
    Full-text archive for full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles. It is a repository for journal literature deposited by participating publishers, as well as for author manuscripts that have been submitted in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and similar policies of other research funding agencies. Some PMC journals are also MEDLINE journals.

For a complete understanding of these three databases go to the MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different? Fact Sheet.

Streaming Video

  • Films on Demand: Nutrition
    Over 300 videos on nutrition, including food safety, nutrition and fitness, nutrients and energy, and more.

Key Publications

Other Resources

    2,200 journals covering the agricultural sciences, including food science and human nutrition. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.
  • BioMed Central
    Open access journal articles covering diabetes and other medical conditions, nutrition, lipids, and metabolism. Free registration required.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Global: Health & Medicine
    Over 1 million downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including health care management.
  • AGRIS Search
    Literature related to agriculture and human nutrition from 1975 to the present. Material includes citations from scientific journals, grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, government publications, and more. Some links to full text.
  • Core Historical Literature of Agriculture
    Courtesy of Cornell University, this digitized collection includes select titles historically important to the fields of agriculture, food science, and human nutrition, published between 1800 and 2000.


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Citing Sources

National Library of Medicine Style
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND)

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Books on nutrition have call numbers in the 610's and 640's. 

Legal Resources

  • Google Scholar Case Law
    Free case law library includes state cases from 1950; federal, appellate, tax, and bankruptcy cases from 1923; and US Supreme Court opinions from 1791.