Chemeketa Community College

Library Resources for Nutrition and Health (HE204)


Books are available through the library catalogThe default search in the catalog is by keyword. You can link search terms together with "AND," for example, "sports AND nutrition." Click on the title of a book to find more information, including its location.

For information on searching in the catalog, see How to use the catalog.

Electronic books are available through to Chemeketa students through the library catalog, or by going to our database pages. To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password.

Periodical Indexes

Academic OneFile, a Gale database that covers most subjects, indexes articles in periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and journals); it contains the full text of many. Access is available on the Database Page. If using databases from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.

Additional databases that relate specifically to health concerns are available:

Health & Wellness Resource Center [Gale]
This database contains over a thousand magazines and journals, many in full text. Also includes online reference books, fact sheets, drug information, and videos.
Health Reference Center Academic [Gale]
Index to over over 1200 periodicals, many in full text, covering a variety of medical fields. Also includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, as well as drug information and patient education material.
Indexes over 1,200 nursing and allied health periodicals. Does not include full text, but links to other databases with full text articles.
ScienceDirect College Edition Health & Life Sciences Collection
Access to the full text of over 900 journals, relating to health and sciences, broadly interpreted, including environmental science. ScienceDirect is not one of the Gale databases; it is searchable by keyword, author, title, or journal only.

You may need to combine multiple search terms to find articles on your topic. We have combined "carbohydrates" on the first search line with the words "exercise, physical fitness" on the second line. Notice that the words to be combined with our main term are separated by the word, "OR."

picture of Gale Advanced Search Screen

Tip: When using keywords, try truncating: theor* finds theory, theories, theoretical, etc. (* is the truncation character for Gale).

If you find an article that meets your needs, look at its description for additional terms you can use to search.

For further information on Gale databases, including printing and mailing articles, see Gale Databases: A Guide to the Basics.

Internet Sites

Arbor Nutrition Guide -
The Blonz Guide to Nutrition, Food Science and Health -
Large meta-site with groupings by type of site (academic, government, etc.) Maintained by nutritionist Ed Blonz.
Food and Nutrition Information Center -
Includes food composition, dietary guidelines, dietary supplements, etc.
International Vegan Union -
Articles on vegetarianism, famous vegetarians, recipes, vegetarian phrases in different languages; multilingual
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) -
Recipes and information, a vegetarian game

Citing References

Handbooks for citing references are available in the Reference collection:

A guideline for citing references in library databases is available on the library's Web site: Citing Sources from Online Databases.

Online guides for APA and MLA styles are available at Useful Sites: Writing.

A helpful article with the basics on plagiarism, what it is, and how to avoid it, is available on General OneFile: In your own words: James Geldard explains how you can avoid plagiarism--the most serious of academic sins.

For further help, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk 

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