NUTRITN 572 Community Nutrition
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General Tips: Research Takes Time
One of the most important things is to give yourself adequate time to research the different types of information to better develop and present your project. You need to find information about your community organization and the resources available in your community. You need demographic data - about your community and possibly more broadly about folks affected by nutrition-related health issues. You need evidence-based research to support your project.
This guide provides some suggestions for where & how to find these various types of information. If you struggle to find the right information for your project, don't hesitate to use the links in my profile box on the left to email me or to schedule an appointment!
Databases for Evidence-Based Nutrition Research
Look in these databases to find journal articles and evidence-based research about your topic. Research studies can provide various types of information about the issue.
A good tip when researching is to look at the reference section of sources you find useful. This may help aid your research by directing you to new and applicable sources you may not have found otherwise.
- PubMed This link opens in a new windowNational Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles, with links to UMass-subscribed full text, 1946-present. PubMed includes all MEDLINE content, plus content from additional journals and books in the life sciences.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- Web of Science This link opens in a new windowIndex to articles from peer-reviewed journals in all disciplines.Search by cited reference, topic, author, and more. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- PsycINFO This link opens in a new windowPublished by the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed journal literature in psychology, behavioral science and mental health - 2,500 journal titles indexed - 2.8 million records - 1887 to present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- AGRICOLA This link opens in a new windowCovers agriculture; plant and animal sciences; forestry; entomology; soil and water resources; agricultural economics and engineering; alternative farming; nutrition, 1970-present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- Education Database This link opens in a new windowArticles from 550 journals in the field of primary, secondary and higher education, 1988-present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
Find CRS (Congressional Research Service) reports on current Nutrition topics using the ProQuest Congressional database.
TIP: Uncheck "Search All Content Types" and then check CRS reports so you only get these reports.
CRS Reports are written by Library of Congress librarians and subject matter experts for members of Congress about various issues. They can be useful in identifying federal-level initiatives about various health/nutrition issues and often include helpful reference lists.
- ProQuest Legislative and Executive Publications This link opens in a new windowHearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, Executive Branch docs to 1939, and the Serial Set.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
In the News
Look at what is in the news. While most news articles may not be appropriate to cite, it may direct you to a study that was just released or conversations that occurring that are relevant to your topic.
- New York Times - Health sectionCreate an account using the directions below, then you can browse the Health section.
New York Times Online
UMass Amherst Libraries have purchased access to the New York Times Academic Pass program for the UMass Amherst campus. To register for your academic account to the New York Times, you'll need a UMass Amherst email address.
Follow the Registration instructions on our New York TImes Online guide to set up your account.
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