Student Services Librarian
by Ruth Gustafson – December 2, 2020
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 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Temporary online access is available for some print-only UCD materials. Look for the gray elephant icon with the link label “Full Text Available at HathiTrust.” Also note that the “Physical copy is Library Use Only”. Follow the HathiTrust link and LOGIN using your UCD credentials.
COVID TIME DUE DATES EXTENSION: For any items “checked out, due dates are being extended indefinitely. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive tool for assessing the importance of research journals in disciplines and subdisciplines including medical specialties.
NOTE that *review* journals tend to be listed as top ranked titles, taking space away from original research titles, so use with caution. Typical review series may have the following words in their title: Advances in … ; Annual Review of …; Critical Reviews in … ; Current Opinion in … ; Expert Reviews in … ; International Review of … ; Progress in … ; Trends in …
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters with each yearly data analysis being completed in the summer of the following year. JCR indicates: most frequently cited journals in a field: highest impact journals in a field; and largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the 5-year Impact Factor sort.
Release Coverage: published 1997-2018 (for 1996-2017 data)
•Impact Factors in Wikipedia: validity, manipulation, and misuse of Impact Factors
•Using JCR Wisely