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Food and Nutrition Databases
(see also Health Sciences - Articles, Health Sciences - Reference Books, and Nursing and Allied Health

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Indexes to Journals and Books:

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 other allied health disciplines, with indexing back to 1937, as well as the full text 337 of journals (some going back to 1937) plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials. Includes Pre-CINAHL, with the newest journal articles that are in the process of being indexed, and CINAHL Select, with the full text of an additional 170 journals. Also indexes health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and more. Includes searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides the full text of nearly 550 scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines, along with abstracts and indexing for an additional 850, with the coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong. It also includes 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets - written in lay language for consumers and covering more than 4,700 brand names - from AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: Diet and Nutrition - Food and Cooking - Beverages

Diet and Nutrition:

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Food and Cooking:

Cambridge World History of Food (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated from prehistoric times to the present, offering a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink. Includes nutritional makeup, prejudices, fads, taboos, policy issues, toxins, additives, labeling, entitlements, impact on cultures & demography, brief histories of over 1000 plant foods, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics, and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution, and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines. Entries range from 250 to 10,000 words each and are supplemented by 400 photographs and illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, timelines, and a comprehensive index.

Who's Buying at Restaurants and Carry-Outs (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on eating out by the demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying Groceries (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on food at grocery and convenience stores by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.


Beverages:

Who's Buying Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on drinks by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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