Finding Journal Articles: Foods & Nutritional Sciences

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles.

Step 1

Use databases to find articles on a particular topic.

    
      

Robertson Library licenses databases for the campus community and they can be accessed directly through the campus network or if you are off campus you will be prompted for your UPEI credentials. Print indexes can be found in the Reference area on the Main Level, shelved alphabetically by title [note: some indexes are also shelved in compact storage].

Databases and print indexes pertinent to Food and Nutritional Sciences include:

Title Description
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Agricola (via National Agricultural Library) [Public Access] The National Agricultural Library collection of more than 3.5 million items covers all aspects of agriculture and related sciences.
BioOne Abstracts and Indexes (via Proquest) BioOne is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts of nearly 100 high-impact bioscience research journals from around 70 publishers.
CAB Abstracts (EBSCOhost) Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, human nutrition, and veterinary medicine.
CINAHL The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, occupational therapy, and other allied health fields. Nursing topics include clinical practice, nursing education and teaching, nursing research, patient care, health promotion, patient education, and rehabilitation. Contains more than 2.3 million records dating back to 1981.
Cochrane Library Contains information on systematic reviews of research on the effectiveness of health care interventions/therapies. Full text for completed reviews.
Health Evidence

Search healthevidence.org for access to 3,853 quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. We search the published literature and compile public health relevant reviews -- eliminating your need to search and screen individual databases. Use of the database requires registration which is free.

MEDLINE (via EBSCOhost) Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
PEN Nutrition Topics in PEN address the broad spectrum of practice in nutrition and dietetics including institutional care, primary health care, public/community health, consulting/private practice, food service management, professional education, food and the pharmaceutical industry and government. Recognized authorities on each topic or Knowledge Pathway addressed in PEN contribute to the identification of relevant literature from filtered and original sources and critically appraise, grade and synthesize that literature into key practice points or answers to practice questions.
PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.
Public Health +

Public Health + comes to you via the McMaster Health Knowledge Refinery. Every article from over 120 medical and allied health academic journals is critically appraised to identify those that are methodologically sound. Articles that pass this process are rated (maximum 7) by clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness, and are then sent to this website. The articles are updated weekly and a searchable archive is kept on this website.

PubMed Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals & online books.
ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

 

Step 2

 

Determine whether the library provides access to the journal in which the article is published.

Use the search box below to determine if the Library has the journal containing the article:

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Alternately you can browse the Journal Titles List for titles to which the Library has print or fulltext electronic access.

If the Library does not have the journal containing the article, the article can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan.

Print journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the Upper Level. Those in microfilm or microfiche format are located in Special Collections on the Main Level.

 

Please contact the Library's Information Desk, 566-0696, for assistance.
 

Donald Moses, MLIS
Date Revised: 24-August-2009 by