(1950 - ) PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations. PubMed is available to the public and includes some links to full text articles.
To ensure that you will be able to access articles on PubMed, you must access the database from the library website. (If you are off-campus, make sure to use the Off-Campus Sign In button first.) Either go to the HNFE Subject Guide and select PubMed, or use the Databases tab on the library homepage to search for PubMed. Accessing the database from the library website ensures that you are recognized as a Virginia Tech affiliate, and will be able to use the "Get VText" button to locate articles.
(1973 - ) Covers the areas of agriculture, agricultural economics, forestry and the forestry industry, nutrition, rural sociology, hospitality and tourism, and tropical medicine. Contains over 8 million citations and full text articles.
(1975 - ) This database includes citation databases for journal publications in science, social science, and arts and humanities.
As we discussed in class, the way that you put your search together can really help you manipulate your search.
While many databases operate slightly differently, there are a few searching tips and tricks that generally work across the board. These tips include:
Get VText | Get VText tutorial
Access the full text of articles from databases. Look for the "Get VText" icon whenever you are in a database that does not offer the full text of the literature that you need.
If you cannot access the full text of an article, or a book, through Get VText, use Interlibrary Loan to track down articles and resources that Virginia Tech does not have access to.
What is peer review? (From UT Austin)
Use Ulrich's Periodicals Index to determine if a journal is peer-reviewed
University Libraries offers a comprehensive guide to citation and style guides. In HNFE, students often use the JADA style, which is a slight permutation of the American Medical Association style.
JAND (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) Information for Authors (scroll to the very bottom of this page for information about style)
Which bibliographic manager is right for you? Check out this handy comparison chart from Wikipedia
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.