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Nutrition/Eating Disorders

Subject Guide LRC@TCC

noteNutrition Handout

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and more Information on nutrition and diet.

Call number areas to browse:

Physiology QP141

Nutrition RA784

Nutrition. Foods and food supplyTX341-641

Cookery TX642-840

Keywords to search: nutrition, diet, vitamins, malnutrition, food, dietary, supplements, habits, dietetics, disorders (anorexia nervosa, overeating), obesity or overweight

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Highwire Press
Look for full-text peer-reviewed articles from a variety of disciplines, including health sciences. Noted journals include Annals of Occupational Hygiene, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, just to name a few.


Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

For psychological aspects of eating disorders, see the Psychology Subject Guide.

Selected resources from the Web: 
American Dietetic Association find nutrition and diet information; locate a registered dietitian; follow legislation related to food, health, and nutrition policies; and link to numerous related sites, listed by category.

Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, part of the FDA, is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled.

Food and Nutrition Information Center The National Agricultural Library (USDA) maintains a variety of electronic access points for the full texts of its bibliographies, resource lists, and fact sheets.

Micronutrient Information Center

Nutrition Analysis Tool v.2.0 Analyze the food you eat.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Division of the Centers for Disease Control

Nutrition Source The aim of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source is to provide timely information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public.

Nutrition Topics from the Centers for Disease Control

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Virtual Nutrition Center from Martindale's