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Nutrition: Topic Overviews

A guide for finding quality information on food science and nutrition.

Overviews and Reference Information

Credo Reference Online  - | Credo provides full-text online access to hundreds of reference books in all major subjects, from almost every major discipline. Also includes dictionaries for major European languages and biographical reference resources.  *Offers additional links to search the same topic directly in a variety of research databases.

Topic Overviews

MedlinePlus - About the resource  | Search a topic in English or Spanish and retrieve the most authoritative consumer health information gathered from trusted sources.  Get  substantial topic overviews with latest news, current treatments, diagnosis, treatment, related organizations, and more.  It's "one stop" shopping since your search retrieves/links to the best consumer health information from all the major health associations, i.e. American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association.|  Just like PubMed, MedlinePlus is developled by  National Institutes of Health and Medical Library Association| 

Nutrition Evidence Library - About the resource  | Search a topic and retrieve authoritative evidence-based nutrition information gathered from trusted sources.  Try out the Reviews and browse by 'Food/Dietary Patterns,' 'Nutrients,' 'Health Conditions,' 'Special Populations' (like Infant/Maternal), and more.  Evidence is based on systematic reviews carried out according to the USDA Evidence Library's published guidelines - viewable under 'Methodology.'

eLENA - Library of Evidence for Nutrition ActionsAbout the resource  | Search the site provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) or browse through interventions, health conditions, nutrients, and more.  eLENA provides important information on nutrition interventions which is organized in an intuitive, user-friendly manner.  Each page covering a nutrition intervention contains seven core features: Navigation menu, Narrative text box, WHO documents, Evidence, Category of Intervention, Implementation, Related Links, and in some cases also Biological, Behavourial, and Contextual (BBC) statement, and Commentary.

AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.

NIH - National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

PubMed Health - PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.  Clnical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.  This resource is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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