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Web Resources

  • Nutrition Facts
    A nonprofit organization that created video-based explanations of peer-reviewed scientific literature. The site also includes links to the articles in PubMed.
  • MedlinePlus
    This is a consumer health resource from the National Institutes of Health. It includes patient-friendly, current information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.
  • Healthy People
    A 10-year national program for improving the health of all Americans. Use this resource to find clinical recommendations, evidence-based interventions and data from nationally representative sample surveys.
  • America's Health Rankings
    A comprehensive perspective on our national health issues, state by state. The 2010 Rankings features an interactive map where you can explore statistics and compare states side-by-side.
  • National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
    NCCAM is the lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
  • PHP Partners
    Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources.
  • Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic
    Works with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to recommend food laws and policies aimed at increasing access to healthy foods and assisting small farmers and producers in participating in food markets.

How to Use This Guide

On each page of this guide you'll find web-based and print resources, plus tips on how to get the most out of them.  Many resources and topics overlap, and when you see a resource on multiple pages that means it's a versatile title.

This Getting Started page offers resources for getting to know Nutrition topics and concepts.

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New Nutrition Materials

Getting to Know Your Topic

  • ADA nutrition care manual
    NCM is consistent with the ADA’s Evidence Analysis Library, ADA position papers, and the Nutrition Care Process. It includes research- and evidence-based nutrition care information for more than 100 diseases, conditions, and topics.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center
    Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
  • Internation Food Information Council
    Provides up-to-date information about timely issues (such as food safety), clear explanations of nutrition concepts and definitions, and dietary guidance, along with a great deal of other information suited for nutrition professionals and consumers.
  • Nutrient Data Laboratory
    Home to the USDA National Nutrient Database; the authoritative food composition database. The Lab's mission is to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods and dietary supplements.
  • Credo Reference
    Helps define your topic and then use the links on topic pages to discover more in-depth information in books and journals, find thousands of art images and connect your ideas using concept mapping.

Databases for the Health Sciences


More on Your Topic

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CRC desk reference for nutrition
Call Number: QP141 .B523 2005

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Nutrition almanac
Call Number: RA784 .N837 2002

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