Health and Nutrition Sources for HE204

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Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to books by selecting the Books resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa printed books will show as Available, with a green disc indicator, followed by the location and call number. Chemeketa e-books will show as having Online Access. Click View It to see a link to the book. If you are off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.

You may have to do several searches to find books that might be pertinent to your subject.

Reference Books

The library has both printed and online reference books. Some that may be useful are:

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.
MEDLINE via PubMed
MEDLINE is the article database of the National Library of Medicine. You can filter your search results by Chemeketa journals. Links to articles in other databases.

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."

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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 

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
Food and human nutrition information from U.S. government sites
Nutrition Source
A site provided by the Harvard School of Public Health
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) -
Recipes and information, a vegetarian game


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Citing References 

Handbooks for citing references are available in the Reference collection:

  • MLA Handbook [REFERENCE 808.02 G35]
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) [REFERENCE 808.02 P96]

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 in the Virtual Library: 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.

To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.

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Updated: 17 December 2014