Key electronic resources for Nutrition and Food Science

  • Use databases to search for details of articles, published in all the most important journals in a particular subject area.

    Databases recommended for finding articles in Nutrition and Food Science are:

    • Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge)

      This host service provides a single route to many of the key scientific databases subscribed to by Brookes. These are: the Web of Science Core Collection (including the Science Citation Index); MEDLINE; Biosis Citation Index; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science; and Journal Citation Reports. Databases can be searched individually or together and bibliographic records will link to any full-text content available via Full Text Finder.

    • Academic Search Complete
      A full-text database providing full articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, across a wide range of subjects, including nutrition and food science. 

    • BioMed Central Databases

      A catalogue of more than 1100 sites covering a wide range of biomedical topics from Alzheimer disease to zebrafish anatomy. Some of the databases contain experimental data; others provide synopses of published information. Most of the databases are freely accessible and should be of interest to researchers, teachers and students.

    • Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

      A collection of animated, seminar style talks by leading world experts on all aspects of biomedical and life sciences. The talks can be searched as a whole but are arranged into series such as Apoptosis, Cancer, Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Obesity, Retroviruses, Stem Cells etc for focussed browsing. There are around 1000 talks, which vary in length from about 20 minutes to an hour. The collection will be regularly expanded and updated as new series and talks are added.

    • BIOSIS Citation Index

      Life sciences and biomedical research - includes agriculture, animal studies, bio-engineering, bio-physics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, zoology and experimental clinical medicine. Over 18 million records. 1969 to present.

    • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

      Nursing, health care. The CINAHL Database covers the following allied health fields: Athletic Training, Audiology, Cardiopulmonary Technology, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Services, Health Information Management, Medical Assisting, Medical/Laboratory Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Physician's Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Social Service in Health Care, Speech-Language Pathology, Surgical Technology. Covers material published since 1982. In total, more than 1200 serial publications are regularly reviewed and indexed. Since 1986 abstracts have been included and are now available for 600 journal titles. Full text for selected items is available.

    • ISI Proceedings - Science and Technology

      ISI Proceedings (formerly : Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings) is an index to the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions held in the areas of science, technology and medicine. ISI Proceedings contains approximately 2 million records from more than 60,000 conferences from 1990 to present. More appropriate for dissertation work.

    • MarketLine
      Provides accurate and up-to-date research reports on companies, industries and countries for every major marketplace in the world.


      Biomedicine and health care. Compiled by the National Library of Medicine (USA), MEDLINE contains bibliographic information drawn primarily from life sciences literature, published since 1966. Specifically, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains over 12 million bibliographic citations and abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals. Full text links may be available for some records.

    • Mintel
      Access to UK market research reports. Includes industry, leisure, market, and retail reports, plus consumer lifestyle data.
    • PsycINFO

      A broad based Psychology database, coverage includes abstracts of books, journal articles and dissertations. Covers material published since 1887 Contains more than 1.5 million references.

    • Passport 
      Contains international country, economic and market research reports from Euromonitor International.
    • PubMed
      The PubMed database contains bibliographic records for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and some other life science journals.

    • ScienceDirect Freedom Collection
      Contains around 2500 full text journals published by Elsevier, mainly in science, technology and medicine. Full text coverage for most journals in the collection is available from 2002 to present.
    • Zetoc: electronic table of contents from the British Library

      This database covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance and the humanities. It covers material published since 1993 and is updated daily.

    N.B. The Library's electronic databases page provides a complete list of all our databases with brief details of subject coverage and access information.

    The Library has full-text access to over 10,000 journals, the vast majority of which are available over the internet.

    Looking for a particular electronic journal? Search for the journal title or browse on E-journals by title.

    Looking for a particular print journal? Search for the journal title on the Library Catalogue.

    Looking for journal articles on a subject? Use a database - see the suggestions above.

    Find our electronic books by searching the Library catalogue.  You can then refine your search to the electronic books catalogue.
    Another electronic reference work that may be of interest to you:

    Oxford Reference Online - About 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.