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NUR 239: Nutrition & Wellness

Spring 2012
This guide will point you toward good resources for your nutrition paper and presentation. Questions? Contact Anna ( or talk with a librarian at the reference desk!

Professor: Lynnea Myers
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg

Table of Contents:

Finding Articles
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing),uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rzh

    Provides indexing for over 3,800 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health dating back to 1937; includes full text for more than 750 of those journals. Also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hch

    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

    The National Library of Medicine's index to scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system, from 1994-present. MEDLINE links to the ProQuest interface; this database can also be searched through the NLM's free PubMed web interface.
  • PubMed

    The primary source for scholarly information in the health sciences. This database is provided by the National Library of Medicine and indexes scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Many links to full text are included for articles older than six months. Most of this database may also be searched in the ProQuest interface as MEDLINE.
Overviews by Topic - Reference Books
  • Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
    A source of highly technical, scientific articles on all aspects of nutrition, covering topics in depth.
    • Location(s): Ref QP 141 .E526 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food
    This encyclopedia illuminates social concerns, economic trends, policy influences, and ecological terms to provide a comprehensive overview. It covers key trends, activities, and themes in organic, sustainable, and local food through topics such as consumers, organizations, farming, policies, and more.
    • Location(s): Ref HD 9005 .E645 2010
  • Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease
    A classic textbook, recently updated.
    • Location(s): Ref QP 141 .M64 2006
Statistics & Overviews by Topic - Federal Websites
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

    The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. Provides information on Diseases & Conditions, Healthy Living, and Data & Statistics.
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    Published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center

    From the National Agricultural Library, this site contains information on food safety, dietary guidelines, USDA reports and more.
  • Health, United States

    Annual report on trends in health statistics. Published by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Medline Plus

    A consumer website full of reliable information for non-specialists prepared by the National Library of Medicine.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

    A portal to government information on nutrition, food safety, dietary guidelines, and more.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Other Library Resources
  • Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library Subject Guide for Nursing

    Resources in the library and online for research related to nursing. Includes a listing of subscribed print journals, book browsing tips, key print reference works, and recommended online databases and websites.

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