Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
by Ruth Gustafson – May 23, 2022
The majority of nutrition-related materials are found in Shields Library. UC Davis has 2 separate health sciences libraries and one life sciences collection in the Shields Library (Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences). Important nutritional information may also be found as part of the Government Information collection of Shields Library, Lower Level.
The UCD Libraries selectively buy materials on writing in the life and health sciences. Browsable subject headings that bring up these types of publications include: Biology — Authorship; Communication in science; Communication of technical information; Life sciences — Authorship; Medical writing; Proposal writing in biology; Proposal writing for grants; Proposal writing for medicine; Proposal writing for research; Report writing; Technical writing
Use these subject terms that are nutrition related: Nutrition disorders ; Nutrition — Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Nutrition policy ; Nutrition — Tables ; Nutrition therapy
Shields Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system with nutrition related titles in the following areas: Nutrition overall QP 140s ; Food as therapy/Diet Therapy RM 210s-220s ; Food/Cooking & Nutrition TX 350s-360s
Medical libraries at UC Davis use a modification of LC called the NLM classification with the following nutrition related areas: General Nutrition/standards QU 145 ; Clinical nutrition/Diet therapy WB 400 ; Nutrition disorders WD 100
NEED a PRINT ONLY ITEM AND CANNOT COME TO CAMPUS? We’ll ship it to you! The UCD Libraries have a COVID-time-only shipping service in place. Just click on the INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link from the item you need and we’ll mail the whole item to you. Make sure you have your correct address listed, when prompted.
ONLY NEED a chapter or an article from a PRINT ONLY ITEM? Scanning service available for all UCD affiliates. Use the same INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link but make a note of the specific chapter/article you need and include as much info as you can, especially page number, if available.
Due dates will become active with start of Fall Quarter. “If you are in the [UCD] area and would like to return materials, you can deposit returns via the remote book drops or at Shields or Blaisdell Medical Library. Materials may also be mailed back at no cost to you. Contact email@example.com for additional instructions and to receive a postage-paid mailing label.”
There is a subject guide matching nearly every department at the UC Davis campus. Find the Subject Guide which best matches your major! Nutrition is found under the Food Science & Nutrition Subject Guide.
This browsable subject guide list is organized by broad disciplinary categories: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Engineering & Transportation, General & Multidisciplinary Sources, Government Information, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences
A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality — by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor — before being accepted for publication.
ProQuest article databases (such as PsycINFO) include a checkbox to limit to “Peer Reviewed” articles. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to locate your journal and then look for the black and white striped symbol or referee shirt indicating the publication is “Refereed” or peer-reviewed.