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Need to Know Resources for Food Science and Nutrition
Welcome to the FSN 101 Library Research Guide!
This guide contains information about the library and links to resources to support your studies in Food Science and Nutrition. More tips and tutorials, frequently asked questions are available under General Library Tools and Resources. More research resources are available on the Food Science and Nutrition Guide. Both are linked in the menu on the left.
American Society for NutritionThe American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
Society for Nutrition EducationThe Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide.
American Public Health AssociationThe American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872.
International Society of Sports NutritionThe International Society of Sports Nutrition is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the science and application of evidence-based sports nutrition and supplementation.
The process of peer review is one way in which credibility is established in scholarly literature. Peer-reviewed journals submit manuscripts for critique by scholars in the author's field before publication. This peer review is intended to ensure the articles reflect solid scholarship and advance the state of knowledge in a discipline.
1. Look for limits/filters
Many databases allow you to specify that you want to search only in “peer reviewed” or “refereed” sources.
2. Records for the journal in the Onesearch library catalog, , identify them as peer reviewed where applicable.
3. Search the web for information about the journal. Publishers maintain a website for each journal. Look for sections like “about this journal” or “editorial policies” to read whether the journal is described as being peer-reviewed/refereed.
An example can be seen under Overview on this journal's webpage.