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Key databases for Food Science and Nutrition

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Food Science and Nutrition. You can also see a complete list of databases for Food Science and Nutrition available from the Library.

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science

Medline

Search for journal articles and other reference types in medicine, dentistry and nursing, including biomedicine, medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, pre-clinical sciences. This includes material from across the biological and environmental sciences, psychology, and chemistry. The database is updated frequently and can be searched back to 1950. A current awareness service provides alerts for newly added content.

Guide to using Medline

FoodNetBase

Full-text food science dictionaries, handbooks and text-books from CRC Press and Woodhead Publishing. Includes books on food chemistry, food microbiology and safety, and functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Guide to using FoodNetBase

Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Guide to using Scopus

British Standards Online

The full text of British Standards, covering: specifications for products, dimensions, and performance; methods; codes of practice; guides and glossaries. Also find BS equivalents to ISO and EN standards. Updated daily.

Guide to using British Standards Online

CAB Abstracts

Covers human health, food and nutrition, agriculture, environmental issues, genetics, plant and animal science. CAB Abstracts includes information about research articles, books, conference proceedings and reports.

Guide to using CAB Abstracts

SciFinder

The online version of Chemical Abstracts. It is widely considered to be the best database for any chemical research and also includes the major medical database Medline. It includes journal references, patent information and chemical substance and reaction data. The full CAS Registry file, containing the chemical structures and dictionary information for the 24 million substances identified by the CAS Registry System, is also included. You must register for access. Updated daily.

Guide to using SciFinder