Food Science and Nutrition library subject guide

Learn where to start your research in food science and nutrition.

Article databases

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Extensive multidisciplinary database with a strong science and technology component. Includes citation linking and analysis, MEDLINE coverage, global patents coverage and high quality web resources. Scopus is an invaluable research tool.

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Google Scholar

Multidisciplinary Google search engine for scholarly articles and books. Includes citation linking, and full-text searching of many publications.

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A Google-style search of selected journal article databases, ebooks, Massey Research Online, and other resources.

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CAB Abstracts

Agriculture & horticulture.

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Biological Abstracts

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The free public version of MEDLINE.

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New Zealand Science

A comprehensive index of New Zealand science provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Department and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Note:  SciFinder-N requires mandatory registration before first login (your Massey email address is required).
Includes Chemical Abstracts and MEDLINE. This database has strong coverage of food chemistry, processing and nutrition. Allows for searching by chemical substances, reactions or structures and citation linking.

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Interactive database of top level market data, statistics and reports on products, industries and consumers and companies. Global coverage. 

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Standards and Industry

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Standards New Zealand

Includes New Zealand (NZS), as well as Australian (AS/NZS) and international (e.g. ISO etc.) standards that have been adopted for New Zealand use. About this resource

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

Massey Library's ISO standards

Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International

ASABE Technical Library

Search for standards published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The library has ASABE Standards 2011, supplements 2011/2012 available in print.

PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition

Dietetics, developed from practice questions and evidence-based answers. The site is grouped into broad Practice Categories: Population Health/Lifecycle; Health Condition/Disease; Food/Nutrients; Professional Practice. About this resource

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Food and Beverage

Useful New Zealand industry information supplied by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

Background information

Find short overviews and concepts.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology 5th ed.

Highly recommended for all aspects of chemical technology, including food technology and engineering.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Includes extensive coverage of food engineering and processing.

ScienceDirect Reference Works

Select from Library's subscribed ScienceDirect reference titles, including:

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products 6th ed. 2005

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The standard reference on the chemistry and processing technology of edible oils and fats as well as industrial and non-edible derivative products.

Food encyclopedias in Discover 2000 onwards

Concepts and definitions

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition 4th ed.

The Oxford Book of Health Foods. Print copies at Massey Library

Bender's Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology 8th ed.

Dictionary of Food Ingredients 5th ed. Print copies at Massey Library

Discover search for dictionaries 2007 onwards

Books and ebooks

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Google Books

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