Where to start your research? You might start with Web of Science since it's a very large, interdisciplinary database that includes the MEDLINE database (i.e. much of the PubMed content). However, you may need to search your topic across several databases depending on the interdisciplinary nature of your topic. Or try CINAHL as it indexes many of the key nutrition and dietetics journals. OR start with PubMed and if you're not linked right to full text of an article, search the library's Journals By title database to see if we subscribe to a particular journal from which you need an article.
Looking for grants to fund your work? See what your Regional Medical Library has to offer. Wherever you live and work in the US, there's a member library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and these NNLM Regional Libraries often offer funding for various Education and Outreach Projects, Technology Improvement Awards, etc. And the grant-writing process is not too arduous for these grants!
The MSU Library will always be available to you for research assistance once you're no longer connected to MSU (visit our ASK the Library link!).
You'll also always have access to research assistance from your Regional Medical Library, part of the National Library of Medicine's National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Follow this link for access to your RML: http://nnlm.gov/
OR feel free to contact one of us directly! We are happy to field research questions from you long after you've left MSU!