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Nutrition

Fab Five

  • Nutrition Resource Guide
  • A more extensive list of resources available for nutrition research, including lists of key e-journals and e-books.
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Literature in agriculture, nutrition, animal health & natural resources.
  • e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)
  • The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions. It is a single point of reference for the latest nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information including supporting materials such as scientific evidence, background materials and commentaries from invited experts.
  • MEDLINE – PubMed@Tufts | Ovid MEDLINE
  • International biomedical journal literature
  • Web of Science
  • A large database containing citations from BIOSIS and more, WoS covers much of the basic sciences. Choose a cited reference search to find articles that cite an author or work, and view the bibliographies included in those articles.

Find E-Journals

Find Articles

  • Agricola
  • Compiled by the U.S. National Agricultural Library, Agricola covers the world's literature in agricultural research published in books, technical reports, and over 1,400 journals from 1979.
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Literature in agriculture, nutrition, animal health & natural resources.
  • Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
  • FSTA contains information on food science, food technology and food related human nutrition abstracts. FSTA covers journal articles, patents, theses, standards, legislation, books, reviews, and conference proceedings.
  • MEDLINE – PubMed@Tufts | Ovid MEDLINE
  • International biomedical journal literature
  • Scopus
  • An index to the scientific technical and medical literature covering 14,000 scholarly titles including 2,700 titles in Social Science, Psychology, and Economics.
  • Web of Science
  • Multidisciplinary coverage of high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings.

Policy Resources

  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
  • CNPP is an agency of the USDA charged with the "mission to improve the health of Americans by (1) advancing and promoting food and nutrition guidance for all Americans; (2) assessing diet quality; and (3) advancing consumer, nutrition, and food economic knowledge."
  • e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)
  • The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions. It is a single point of reference for the latest nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information including supporting materials such as scientific evidence, background materials and commentaries from invited experts.
  • Food & Nutrition Resource Portal
  • Created by the United Nations Systems Standing Committee on Nutrition, this site provides access resources published by the committee, as well as partnering organizations
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International
  • Provides a broad perspective on social and public policies, from historical to current times, referencing many types of sources includiong journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, and websites.
  • PolicyFile
  • U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature.

United States

  • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
  • Links to tables and charts of DRIs, tools for calculating daily nutrient recommendations, reports on the dietary reference values for the intake of nutrients by Americans and Canadians, and historical comparisons of current DRIs compare with historic RDA values.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center
  • Index to a wide range of nutrition resources, including international and foreign language sites.
  • CDC Nutrition resources
  • Contains links to "CDC nutrition efforts [which] cover a wide spectrum of related topics." Includes links to nutrition-related data and statistics, policy and legislation, and intervention evaluation.
  • The Food Environment Atlas
  • The Atlas assembles statistics on three broad categories of food environment factors: Food Choices, Health and Well-Being, and Community Characteristics. The Atlas currently includes 168 indicators of the food environment. Some data are from the last Census of Population in 2000 while others are as recent as 2009. Some are at the county level while others are at the State or regional level. The most recent county-level data are used whenever possible.
  • Nutrition Evidence Library
  • The Library evaluates, synthesizes, and grades research using rigorous and transparent methodology to define the state of food and nutrition-related science. NEL provides ongoing support to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s scientific review process for developing recommendations for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In the future, NEL will serve as a key resource for making food and nutrition research accessible to all Americans.

Global

  • Global Health
  • International database providing comprehensive coverage of the core public health literature, particularly in the areas of tropical medicine, human nutrition, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology.
  • International Food Information Council (IFIC)
  • Science-based information on food safety and nutrition for health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others, providing information to consumers.
  • USAID – Agriculture and Food Security
  • USAID is the United States federal government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. USAID adminsitrets programs around the world aimed at adressing issues of agricultural development, food secruity and sustainablity.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Health Topics
  • "Contain links to WHO projects, initiatives, activities, information products, and contacts, organized by health and development topics." Topics including diet, nutrition and nutrition disorders.

Research Writing

  • Find Funding
  • There are multiple databases available through the Office of Research Administration that allow you to search for grant funding. Individual Foundations also provide grants for research in the biomedical sciences.
  • NIH Grant Writing
  • This page provides information and resources for writing grant proposals and NIH submission guidelines.
  • Systematic Reviews
  • This page attempts to help answer the following: What's a systematic review? How much time will it take to complete one? How can I find information to get started?
  • Citation Management
  • There are multiple options when it comes to keeping track of your references during the research process. This page will introduce you to two of our most popular prgrams: RefWorks and EndNote.
  • Publishing & Open Access
  • There are many decisions to be made when it comes time to have your research published. Some questions you might have include: What's the advantage to Open Access? How do I decide where to publish? What's the deal with journal ranking metrics and Impact Factors?