Welcome to University Libraries at Virginia Tech! The resources listed on this page will help you successfully complete the work that you will encounter in Communicating with Food. If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Miller, the Library Liaison for HNFE. My contact information is available on the right side of this page.
For this class, I have created an ePortfolio: Social Media for Nutrition and Food. Use this guide to explore various social media options, find resources that discuss using social media appropriately, access tools that can help you manage your social media products, and locate excellent examples of social media for nutrition and food.
Created by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed covers the fields of nursing, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Includes literature from 1950-present.
CAB Abstracts includes literature related to agriculture, agricultural economics, forestry and the forest industry, rural sociology, hospitality and tourism, and tropical medicine. Includes literature from 1900s-present.
The Science Citation Index, as part of the Web of Science databases, includes information on many science-related subjects. Includes information from 1975-present.
The NCM includes research-based nutrition information and clinical tools for dietitians, dietetic technicians, and other healthcare professionals. It offers comprehensive guidelines for specific conditions, and lots of excellent references.
Often, even when you use University Libraries databases, you will only find a citation, or a citation and an abstract, of an article that you're interested in. This means you need to hunt down the full text of the article. It's possible that we may only have the article in print, so don't forget to check Addison to see which years we may have of a particular journal.
Get VText is an option that allows you to easily grab the full text of an article that you may find in a bibliographic database or through Google Scholar. Use the tutorial below to see how this works.
If we do not have access to the full text of an article you need (i.e., if Get VText doesn't find your article), then you need to order it through Interlibrary Loan. This is our system for gaining access to items we don't own: we borrow them from other libraries, and deliver them to you.
Once you are signed into ILL, you can use the "New Request" forms to ask for the items you need. In databases, the "Get VText" button also has an option to request items from ILL once you have determined we do not have the item electronically or in print. "Get VText" fills out the form for you.
Remember, Interlibrary Loan does take time to find and deliver articles to you. Most articles will be delivered electronically in 3-5 business days, while books and other objects make take longer, 5-7 business days.
For this course, you are required to use the APA Style Guide. University Libraries offers a list of print and electronic style guides that can help you correctly cite your sources; additionally, we also support EndNote and Zotero bibliographic managers:
Schedule a one-on-one appointment with your subject librarian if you have any other questions or concerns. Information for all College Librarians can be found here. Additionally, the 4th floor reference desk (Science & Technology Reference Desk) is staffed during normal library hours, if you have a question that needs immediate assistance. You can drop in, or use our Ask a Librarian system for virtual service.
For HNFE-specific information, visit the HNFE Research & Resources blog: http://hnfelibrarian.blogspot.com