Nutrition and Dietetics

The librarian for this subject is  Mr. Joseph LaRose.
See the Collection Development Policy for Nutrition and Dietetics.

Some of the databases listed on this page are for University of Akron students, faculty and staff only.
For detailed information on connecting from off-campus, see: Connecting to Online Resources.

Finding Books / Audiovisual Materials / Journals (by title)

The UA Libraries Catalog / OhioLINK / WorldCat

The UL Libraries Catalog provides information about books, audiovisual materials, periodicals, and other resources that are held in UA's Bierce, Science & Technology, Wayne College, and Law School libraries. For items not available in the UA libraries, check the OhioLINK catalog, where you can search for and request items from over 80 Ohio university & college libraries.

  • OhioLINK
  • UA Libraries Catalog
  • WorldCAT - A combined catalog of libraries from around the world. When you find an item you want, check to see if it is available in the UA Libraries Catalog or OhioLINK. If not, request the item with ILLiad.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Here are some major terms to use for topics in Nutrition and Dietetics when starting a subject search in a library catalog. You can use these terms to find books and other materials in the UA Libraries Catalog and OhioLINK.

Click on any heading below for access to it and its subheadings in the UL Libraries Catalog.

Finding Articles

Articles appear in periodicals (published journals, magazines, and newspapers). Magazines and newspapers are quality sources for up-to-date information and news, and journals provide peer-reviewed research.

The library's periodical databases provide your most extensive access to articles. In some cases, the databases will include a link to the full text of an article. When no full text is provided, check the library's catalog or the E-Journal Portal

for possible access to the cited periodical.

The following are selected periodical resources most appropriate for researching topics in Nutrition & Dietetics.

Article Databases

To use these article databases from off-campus you will need to use UA VPN or OhioLINK Remote Authentication.

  • Academic Search Complete - Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
  • Alt-HealthWatch - Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers an immediate resource of full-text articles, from more than 170 international, and often peer reviewed, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. 1990- present.
  • Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS Previews - Index and abstracts to international journal articles in biological and medical research. BIOSIS Previews also covers books and meetings. Includes or has links to full-text.
  • Business and Industry - Business and Industry is no longer updated; the 1994-2006 material will remain in place indefinitely. You may wish to search: Business Source Complete.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text - CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. CINAHL Plus with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses) - Index to doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North America and Europe. Includes or has links to full text.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition - Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Includes or has links to full text.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Index, abstracts, and full text focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes or has links to full text.
  • Infotrac Full-Text Articles (1,000 Journals) - Index to citations in 1,000 journals with full-text access to almost 900 journals. Covers many subject areas at the undergraduate level. Includes or has links to full text.
  • MEDLINE 2002 - present - Index and abstracts of journal articles in the health sciences. Includes or has links to full text.
  • RefWorks - RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. To sign up for a RefWorks account, point your browser to and view the quick start guide.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI Web of Science) - Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the sciences. Includes or has links to full text.
  • Vocational and Career Collection - Index, abstracts, and full text for 350 trade and industry related periodicals. Includes or has links to full text.

Journals available electronically in Nutrition and Dietetics

These subject categories contain lists of journals to which the library provides online full-text access. For information on print holdings of a particular journal, please check the library's catalog.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Guides to Doing Research

Internet Resources

  • American Society for Clinical Nutrition - The web site of the clinical division of The American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
  • American Society for Nutritional Sciences - The web site of the premier research society dedicated to the science of nutrition.
  • Ohio Dietetics Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Food and Nutrition Listservs
  • Mayo Clinic Nutrition Center - Reliable health and diet information, healthy recipes, reference articles, and an opportunity to email questions to a dietician.
  • Careers in Dietetics - The American Dietetics Association's career page, with answers to frequently asked questions about dietetics careers, information about programs and internships, classified position openings, and more.
  • Nutritient Data Laboratory - A unit of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, The Nutrient Data Laboratory provides authoritative food composition databases and composition data on foods available in the United States. The site includes a search engine for the USDA Nutrient Database.
  • Food Safety Web Sites - A collection of links to web sites dealing with food safety and food technology provided by the National Center for Food Safety and Technology.
  • FoodSafety.Gov - A gateway to food safety government information. Includes news and safety alerts, consumer information, and links to agencies and government resources.
  • Food and Drug Administration -- Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - The site of the regulatory agency responsible for foods, it includes links to information on such topics as consumer advice, food labeling, nutrition and dietary supplements, pesticides and chemical contaminants, women's health, and food additives. A good place to look for the latest regulatory alerts.
  • Yahoo - Health: Nutrition - A good starting point for links to sites containing all kinds of nutrition information. Information can be found on many levels: research, popular, elementary, and professional.
  • Food & Nutrition Information Center - This site is part of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. FNIC is a broad-based site that is a good jumping off point for other sources of nutrition information. It includes basic nutrition and dietetics information as well as access to databases, resources lists, and other sources of information encompassing a wide range of topics.