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Food and nutritional sciences: E-resources
A guide to finding information in food and nutritional sciences. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.
Use the databases listed on this page to find relevant information on topics in food and nutritional sciences. They will give you access to both primary and secondary sources of information.
Primary sources - these are first hand accounts of research that has been undertaken written by the researchers themselves.
Secondary sources - describe, summarize, or discuss information or details originally presented in another source. Books are usually secondary sources. As are review articles which summarise the current state of the knowledge on a topic (many databases allow you to restrict search results to this type of article). A more specialised secondary source are systematic reviews which use the existing literature to try to answer a specific question, often including a meta-analysis of the all the studies included in the relevant articles.
Search Summon discovery service
Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.
Search this database to find references to journal articles, books, standards, patents, and conference papers in most aspects of food science and nutrition. It covers the following datasets: BIOSIS Previews; Food Science & Technology Abstracts; Medline; & Web of Science Core Collection.
Key business research resource holding thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
Articles in business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications covering topics such as: accounting; banking; finance; international business; management; marketing; real estate; regional studies; sales; trade; and technology.
YouGov conduct surveys on various industries and brands. Summaries of results are free to read. You can also sign up for free to YouGov Profiles Lite which gives information of audience profiles and demographics.
An integrated chemical information system. Use to find physical properties, structures and reactions. Includes inorganic (Gmelin) and organic chemistry (Beilstein). also gives references to articles and patents.
Database of food ingredients and food suppliers. Please DO NOT submit requests to suppliers through this database as there is no way to include your contact details for the response!
THE portal for sources of food law compiled by Dr David Jukes from the University of Reading. Includes links to the main sources of legislation and key legal topics including additives, flavourings and labelling.
Compiled by Dr David Jukes of the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, this site provides comprehensive listings of sites covering UK, European and International food law.
LexisLibrary and Westlaw UK provide the text of Acts and Statutory Instruments in force. The UK's Government's official Legislation.gov.uk website provides free access to original and revised versions of legislation, but this is not as up-to-date as LexisLibrary and Westlaw UK.
Procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments.
A standard is an officially approved specification covers requirements for the properties, dimensions, performance, qualities and testing of products and services. Standards are particularly useful for methods of analysis.
If you are on campus you will be able to access most e-journals and e-books, and some databases, without entering a username and password because your IP address identifies you as being at the University of Reading.
For any that require a login, see the Off-campus tab.
When you are off-campus you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals.
Your login details
You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft. Just enter your University username followed by @student.reading.ac.uk (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and your password. If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:
For most resources, if you follow a link from our website or catalogues your login will be picked up automatically or you will be prompted to login straightaway.
If you access resources via another route you will need to look for a login option once you reach the resource you are trying to access. Look for an institutional or shibboleth login option and pick 'University of Reading' from a list of institutions. This will then pick up your login or prompt you to login. For more information about institutional login, please see the link below: