Key databases

Most important databases for nutrition, dietetics and food science =

Important: Please see the ‘reference resources’ section of the ‘Professional associations, references sources, specialist libraries and websites’ page for some further key resources that are of a reference nature rather than journal databases.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Database of journals from all subject areas, including science. However, access to the current year is not available for many journals.

  • American Chemical Society online journal and archive package
    Browse or search peer reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences. Particularly relevant to food science.

  • American Society for Microbiology
    Full text of peer reviewed journals. Particularly relevant to food science. Some relevant titles in this collection are: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology, and Journal of Clinical Microbiology

  • The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane covers health, health care and medicine-related issues. The database is a collection of six databases including: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).

    Full-text psychology database covering journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

  • PsycINFO
    Produced by the American Psychological Association, this primarily bibliographic database covers journal articles, book chapters and theses in psychology and related areas. Limited full-text is available.

  • PubMed
    PubMed, an international bibliographic database with millions records of biomedical literature from MEDLINE and life science journals. Content covers all aspects of medicine, health and related subjects, including food science, nutrition, public health and dietetics.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Archive 1841 - 2007<
    Access to the full text of journals up to 2007 from the RSC in chemistry and related fields. Includes content relevant to food science.

  • Science Direct
    This database contains journals published by Elsevier and affiliated publishers. It covers all the subject areas of science, technology and medicine, including biomedical sciences, food science, nutrition and dietetics. There are many full text articles available from 1995 onwards, though not all.

  • TRIP
    This is actually a medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, rather than a database, but is a key subscribed resource.

  • Web of Science (WoS)
    This is a key source for final year undergraduate dissertations, MSc, MPhil/PhD and staff. It is an international database which covers world literature in all areas of science, including food science, nutrition and dietetics.

  • Wiley Online Library
    This database contains journals published by Wiley and affiliated publishers. It contains journal articles in all areas of science, including biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, food science, nutrition and dietetics. Full text access is available to many, but not all journals articles.
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