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Food product reformulation resources: Guidance on literature searching

Key resources for finding published literature on all aspects of food product reformulation

Researching your assignments

These videos from our Study Advice Team give guidance on starting your research for an assignment, taking effective notes and evaluating your sources.

If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Starting researching your assignment video on YuJa (University username and password required)

If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Critical note taking video on YuJa (University username and password required)

If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Evaluating your sources video on YuJa (University username and password required)

1-1 support from the Study Advice Team

Our Study Advice Team

For quick queries come along to the daily drop-in for quick enquiries. Mon-Fri 1-2pm in term-time at the Study Advice and Maths Support Desk on the Ground Floor of the Library.

For more in-depth support please make an appointment using the link below:

Doing a literature search

This playlist of three videos shows you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and their role. The second video covers using the search operators AND and OR to create a search statement, and explains the role of wildcards and truncation in constructing a comprehensive search. This information is also available in written guides - see the links below. The third video covers selecting relevant resources from your search results.

If you are unable to view these videos on YouTube they are also available on YuJa or Stream (University username and password required):

Planning your own search

Use the template below to help plan out your own literature search - identifying keywords and synonyms. There's also an example to help guide you and an example of adapting a search for different databases.

Related guides

Support for searching FSTA on Web of Science

The Food Science and Technology Abstracts database (FSTA) is produced by IFIS (International Food Information Service). They have produced a range of support materials to help you make the most of this valuable resource for research in food and nutrition.

Help on literature searching from your Librarian

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Please contact me if you have a query about literature searching, accessing resources, referencing or using EndNote/Mendeley.

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Quick query in term-time? Come along to my weekly drop-in on Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 in Harry Nursten Room 2-64. I am also usually on the Study Advice and Academic Liaison Desk on the Ground Floor of the Library on Tuesdays 11:00-12:00.
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