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Article Databases and Indexes
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OVID, like PubMed, is an interface to search the MEDLINE database. It includes citations from the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology. The basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.
NO LONGER CURRENT. Due to budget pressures, we have canceled our subscription to BIOSIS Previews. Although you will continue to be able to access the database, no new articles will be added after January 2011.
Covers the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books from over 5000 publications.The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.
General Reference Sources
This dictionary is intended for anyone who enjoys food and would like a handy, non-technical guide to the terms they encounter on food labels, in advertising, or in the media. With entries on food groups as diverse as shellfish (abalone, whelks) and condiments (mignonette, salsa) and clear explanations of technical terms such as hyperalimentation and Zeocarb, the dictionary is the most comprehensive of its kind.
Handbooks and Manuals
Contents: Pt. I. Eat smart, live well: it’s about you! Food choices: a fit you! -- Pt. II. Healthful eating: the basics. Your healthy weight -- Fat facts -- Vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients: variety on your plate! -- Carbs: simply complex -- Fiber: your body’s broom -- Sodium and potassium: a salty subject -- Fluids: the power of water -- Pt. III. Smart eating: the consumer marketplace. What’s on today’s table? -- Planning to eat smart -- Savvy shopping -- The safe kitchen -- Kitchen nutrition: delicious decisions -- Your food away from home -- Pt. IV. Food for health: every age, every stage of life. Off to a healthy start -- Food to grow on -- For women only -- For mature adults: healthful eating! -- Pt. V. Healthful eating: special issues. Athlete’s guide: winning nutrition -- The vegetarian way -- Sensitive about food -- Smart eating to prevent and manage disease -- Supplements: use and abuse -- Pt. VI. Resources: more about healthful eating. Well informed?
1. Introduction: 1. Background. 2. Sources of data and methods of evaluation. 3. Arrangement of the tables. 4. The definition and expression of nutrients. 5. The variability of nutrients in foods. 6. Bioavailability of nutrients. 7. Calculation of nutrient intakes using the tables. 8. Potential pitfalls when using the tables. 9. Food labelling -- 2. Tables: 1. Cereals and cereal products. 2. Milk and milk products. 3. Eggs and egg dishes. 4. Fats and oils. 5. Meat and meat products. 6. Fish and fish products. 7. Vegetables. 8. Herbs and spices. 9. Fruit. 10. Nuts. 11. Sugars, preserves and snacks. 12. Beverages. 13. Alcoholic beverages. 14. Soups, sauces and miscellaneous foods -- 3. Additional tables: 1. Phytosterols. 2. Alternative ways of measuring dietary fibre. 3. Carotenoid fractions. 4. Vitamin E fractions. 5. Vitamin K₁ -- 4. Appendices: 1. Analytical techniques used for thetables. 2. Calculation of nutrient contents for foods 'as purchased' or 'as served'. 3. Cooked foods and dishes. 4. Recipes. 5. Alternative and taxonomic names. 6. References. 7. Food index.
Gateways & Megasites
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Official Agency & Organization Websites
Provides nutrient information on nearly 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature. You can now search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items. Reports give information on proximates, minerals, vitamins, lipids and amino acids.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
Contents Research, researchers, and readers -- Prologue: Becoming a researcher -- Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience -- Asking questions, finding answers -- Prologue: Planning your project - an overview -- From topics to questions -- From questions to a problem -- From problems to sources -- Engaging sources -- Making a claim and supporting it -- Prologue: Assembling a research argument -- Making good arguments: Overview -- Making claims -- Assembling reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants -- Planning, drafting, and revising -- Prologue: Planning again -- Planning -- Drafting your report -- Revising your organization and argument -- Communicating evidence visually -- Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations.
Pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract - How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section --How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographys -- Pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- Pt. VI. conference communications. How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career.