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Nutritional Science

Databases: Start with these

There are several databases that you can use to find articles. Remember that databases will only include journals that are within that particular subject area. For instance, if you are interested in nutrition needs for the elderly, then you would want to use AgeLine. If you want articles on behavioral therapy interventions for anorexia, then you would want to use PsycInfo

Multi-disciplinary Databases

More Subject Specific Databases

Journal Quality

Tests & Measures

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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