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Databases for Nutrition, Agriculture and Food research

Where to start?  You might start with Web of Science, below, since it's a very large, interdisciplinary database.  However, you may need to search your topic across several databases depending on the interdisciplinary nature of your topic.  Or try CINAHL and add other databases to your search under CHOOSE DATABASES once you're logged in.

  • Web of Science (includes Biological Abs, Medline and Web of Science Core Collection)  
    Covers the Web of Science Core Collection databases (Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index), Medline, BIOSIS, and Zoological Record. Includes info on # times an article has been cited by other studies.
  • AgEcon Search
    An open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural & applied economics, including working papers, conference papers, and journal articles. Covers agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
  • Agricola  
    Agricola is a bibliographic index for agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition.
  • Business Source Complete  
    Business Source Complete covers business, management, finance, accounting, international business, and economics topics with full-text articles, images, and bibliographic citations. Use for researching business and industry related topics (agri-business, food industry, etc.).
  • CAB Direct International Coverage of Food, Agriculture & Nutrition  
    International coverage of agronomy, biotechnology, crop protection, dairy science, economics, environmental degradation and remediation, forestry, genetics, herbicides, irrigation, leisure, recreation and tourism, microbiology, nutrition, parasitology, rural development, veterinary medicine, and much more.
  • CINAHL  
    Covers nutrition & health related topics (nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and consumer health). NOTE link to CHOOSE DATABASES above search boxes; you can select several databases to search at one time.
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  • Medline on Web of Science (links to MSU Journal holdings)  
    Use for nutrition & health related research: it's the premiere medical database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.
  • PsycInfo  
    International literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics. Includes info on # times an article has been cited by other studies.
  • PubMED (no links to MSU Journal holdings so use JournaList)
    The National Library of Medicine's interface to the Medline database, the premiere medical abstracts database (open web version of the Medline database).
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  • Dissertations & Theses from MSU and beyond
    Find the full text of theses and dissertations done at MSU and beyond. If a thesis or dissertation from another institution isn't available full text in our database (pre 1997) inquire about making an Interlibrary Loan Request: 406-994-3161.
  • Other Agriculture, Crop and Food related databases  
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  • Journal Citation Reports
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  • CatSearch
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