FACS 330: Community Nutrition
Popular -v- Scholarly
Background: books | online reference
sources | ADA papers | vital
Popular -v- Scholarly
There are three categories of nutrition literature:
popular, professional, and peer-reviewed. Each type of literature
serves a specific purpose and may assist you at different phases
in your research process. Compare
charaterisitcs of popular & peer reviewed literature.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings (used to classify books)
- Diet Scope note: "Works on the
food and drink regularly consumed by an individual or group of
people are entered under Diet."
- Food supply
- Nutrition Scope note: "Here are
entered works on the sum of the physiological processes involved
in the assimilation and utilization of nutrients for proper body
functioning and health. This heading may be subdivided by place
to indicate the nutritional status of a group of people in the
- Nutrition policy
Online Reference Sources
: Science encyclopedia and dictionary
Health Source Consumer Edition
: Access to 300 full-text consumer health periodicals, pamphlets and books
American Dietetic Association (ADA)
"ADA Position Papers explain the Association's stance on issues
that affect the nutritional status of the public. Positions, which
consist of a position statement and a support paper, are based on
sound scientific data." (from http://www.eatright.org/Public/index_7705.cfm)
- Go to the ADA homepage
- From the menu on the left, choose "Postion Papers"
- Browse alphabetically or by category: Food Choices, Food Supply,
Life Span, Nutrition Management, Public Health
- Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)
Center for Health Statistics-National Vital Statistics
System: "... inter-governmental data sharing in Public
Health ... collects and disseminates the Nation's official
vital statistics. These data are provided through contracts
between NCHS and vital registration systems operated in the
various jurisdictions legally responsible for the registration
of vital events--births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and
and Statisitcs: "As the lead federal agency for protecting
the health and safety of people, CDC ...compiles statistical
information to guide actions and policies to improve the health
of the Nation....We collect data from birth and death records,
medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical
exams and laboratory testing....providing credible information
to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through
- Search for "nutrition"
- US Census Bureau
and Household Economic Topics
Estimates: "publishes total resident population estimates
and demographic components of change (births, deaths, and
migration) each year. We also publish the estimates by demographic
characteristics (age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin) for
the nation, states and counties."
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
: Recommended by librarian, Pam Greenlee!
: >Corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
: Includes nursing and allied health articles from worldwide, scientific literature presented for the needs of health professionals.
All databases: alphabetical
list | by subject
"Health Sciences: Nutrition and Dietetics" journals at
Benner | All
print journals at Benner (search by title) | Connect
from off-campus (use ONU username and password)
This page was created by Jasmine
Cieszynski, Instructional Services Librarian, on August 29,
2005. Last updated February 11, 2008.