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Food Science & Technology

Databases: Start with these

Multi-disciplinary Databases

More Subject Specific Databases

Journal Quality

Systematic Reviews



OneSearch allows you to search the Cal State LA library catalog and most of our databases. It is a great place to begin searching.

What is Boolean searching?

Terms and Connectors


for when you need all terms in a search string included in the articles you retrieve



for when you have more than one way to say the same thing

if either of the terms shows up in articles retrieved it will be a useful article


* !

wild-cards for getting a root word and all of it's endings

for example: nutri* will search for nutrition, nutritious, nutrient, nutritional, etc.

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