Resources for Nutrition Undergraduates  

Getting Started



  1. So why use eJournals? Journals contain academic research which is not found in textbooks. Information is published on a monthly or weekly basis and consists of breakthroughs and reports on current research.
  2. DIT Library nutrition eJournals can be searched by journal title or subject. Or search the entire journal collection including hardcopy titles on the Library Catalogue using Journal Title Search. Click on a title to open the fulltext or use the Kevin St Library guide Finding fulltext journal articles


  • Browse via the eBook link: most of the biomedical titles are located in MyiLibrary or NCBI. Or search for a specific etextbook on the Library Catalogue.

Subject Links

Subject Databases for Nutrition and Biomedical Science

Why use these as opposed to google or other search engines? Subject databases index current scholarly research on various topics published in thousands of academic journals and are the ideal way to find out what’s new in your subject. You may need to use several to locate the information you need as no single database indexes every journal publication.

Academic Search Complete Medline Food Science & Technology Abstracts
Science Direct Europe PubMed Central Web of Science

Try the following Kevin St Library Guides to get started:

 Search Engines

Citing Your Sources

Citing and referencing the information sources used in research is essential to avoid plagiarism. See the Kevin St Library Referencing and citing guide for introduction purposes. Another useful link is How to Avoid Plagiarism. Each subject has its own citation style and the School of Biological Sciences often uses a version of the Harvard Referencing Guide (DIT Library Kevin St)) - check with your course co-ordinator if in doubt.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Citation Style

Certain DT223/225 classes maybe advised to follow the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition citation style for assignments. An expanded inhouse version is available at EJCN Citation Style Examples

Please contact Julie de Foubert with any citation queries.

Journal Abbreviations

It's also important to know how to abbreviate Journal titles in a Reference List. Some useful tools which 'translate' the full journal title into the abbreviated version are:

  1. National Library Medicine Journals List
  2. Web of Science Journals
  3. BIOS

Bibliographic citation software

This freeware can be used to manage and store your citations:

Back Up Resources

 For resources not held in DIT Library see Using Other Libraries & Inter Library Loans


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