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  1. Databases
  2. Books
  3. Journals
  4. Selected Web Sites
  5. Associations and Organizations



    Comprehensive source of U.S. agricultural and life sciences information, containing over 3.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles, monographs, theses, and more, from 1979 to the present.

  • Find articles and other materials on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.
  • An interdisciplinary database that offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

  • CINAHLwith Full Text - ELECTRONIC
    Indexes/abstracts books, journals and dissertations in nursing, physical therapy, medical technology and allied health areas including the nutrition literature. Filter options include nutrition as a special interest area.
  • Abstracts to literature relating to food science and technology, prepared by subject specialists. Provided on the Thomson Web of Knowledge platform.


    NLM's search service to access MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.

  • Nutrition Evidence Library
    The NEL is a state-of-the-art methodology and web-based system designed to review, evaluate and synthesize food and nutrition-related research. The rigorous, protocol-driven, transparent methodology is designed to minimize bias and ensure relevant, timely, and high-quality evidence-based reviews to inform Federal nutrition-related policies, recommendations and programs.
  • ODS and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed. The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset succeeds the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, 1999-2010, which was a collaboration between the two U.S. government agencies, ODS and United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library.

  • Full text of journals covering sport, physical fitness, sports medicine, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, occupational health & therapy, public health and more.

  • Also consider these multi-disciplinary databases:
    • Expanded Academic - ELECTRONIC

      A searchable database providing access to humanitities, social science, science and technology journals.

    • Proquest Research Library indexes more than 3,880 journal titles?over 2,620 in full text?from 1971 forward.

    • Summon - ELECTRONIC

      A resource discover layer which allows users to search all subscribed resources. Users can narrow their searches by subject using the menus on the left hand side of the screen.

    • Web of Knowledge (ISI) - ELECTRONIC

      ISI Web of Knowledge is a Web portal the ISI Citation databases through Web of Science: Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index, as well as Current Contents and Journal Citation Reports.


Searching the catalog for books on nutrition:

Try a keyword search: nutrition AND assessment sport* AND nutrition*

Try a subject search: Malnutrition in Children Vitamins — analysis

Browse the stacks:

  • Physiology-Nutrition — QP141
  • Energy Metabolism/Calorimetry -- QU125
  • Nutrition/Vitamins -- QU145
  • Home Economics-Nutrition — TX341- (HAGERTY only)
  • Diet Therapy/Nutrition Therapy -- WB400- (HEALTH SCIENCES only)

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Selected Web Resources

  • ben:BiosciEdNet – Digital library portal for teaching and learning in the biological sciences.  The BEN Portal provides access to education resources from BEN Collaborators and is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Over 12,930 reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics are available.  Access to some images and movies require registration, but all are free and well worth the extra effort.
  • Dietary Supplements Labels Database -- Developed and managed by the United States National Library of Medicine.  The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about ingredients in more than three thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. The Database can be searched by brand names, uses noted on product labels, specific active ingredients, and manufacturers. Warnings and Recalls from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), related to specific ingredients and supplement brands have also been provided.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center — The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
  • Institute of Medicine – The IOM was established under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences.  The IOM provides information on many aspects of public health, including Food and Nutrition.  Many of the IOM reports and projects are available for reading online free from the National Academies Press.  Just follow the “Read and Purchase” link.
  • United Nations Data -- Here find numerous links to data and statistics on food and agriculture from FAO as collected by the United Nations.

Associations and Organizations

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