Course: SCI106 Nutrition

Prof. Milko Ivanov

Surrounded by Food

This guide is designed to help you research nutrition subject. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.

Knowledge base

"Nutrition is the study of food, essential nutrients, and other substances in food and their effects on the body in relation to health and disease. It concerns how people eat, digest, absorb, use, and excrete the many components of food. The study of nutrition encompasses psychological and social perspectives as well as biochemical and physiological approaches" (Gallaher, 2009).
(*Gallaher, Daniel D. "Nutritionist." Biology. Online. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. Science Resource Center. Gale. 26 March 2010 <> )


Contemporary Nutrition, by Gordon M. Wardlaw and Anne M. Smith, Call Number Reserve QP141 .W378 2009. This textbook could be used for preparing the research guide and could be consulted for information seeking.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Electronic Book


Reference Books Online

Credo Reference, providing Benders'Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology, Mosby's Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and others.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • Nutrition Today
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Time


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Science Full Text Select

Contains access to 320 full text science journals covering all fields of science. Offers a broad range of science literature to students on the community college level.

Science Resource Center

Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

Green File

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Web sites

There are many good Nutrition web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 4-28-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: