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Nutrition and Food Science

Here you will find nutrition and food science resources that will help you in your research.

Scientific Journal Abbreviations

Scientific publications often include citations that have the names of journals abbreviated. For example:

Kenyon L, Harrison NA, Ashburner GR, Boa ER, Richardson PA.1998. Detection of a pigeon pea witches’-broom-related phytoplasma in trees of Gliricidia sepium affected by little-leaf disease in Central America. Plant Pathol. 47:671–80.

In this example, Plant Pathol. stands for the journal Plant Pathology. If you are having problems identifying the name of the journal that you are looking for, consult the following guide to Scientific Journal Abbreviations (created by Kevin Lindstrom, Univ. of British Columbia):

Journal Title

Need to find a specific journal?  

Type the title of the journal in the OneSearch box at the Library homepage: 

You can also type the title in the Journal Titles box.


You can also search and browse for specific journals directly from the Journal Titles box.. Searching for Nutrition Bulletin, for example, would retrieve the following result:    

1 record retrieved for the search: Title begins with "nutrition bulletin" 

Nutrition bulletin (1471-9827) Title details from™ 

from 1997 to present in Blackwell-Synergy

from 03/01/2000 to 1 year ago in Academic Search Premier

from 03/01/2003 to 1 year ago in CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Just click on any of the three databases to view the contents of the journal Nutrition Bulletin. Also note the dates that the journal is available in each database. You may also want to search for these journals in the Journal Titles: 

  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • British Journal of Nutrition
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology
  • International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
  • Journal of Nutrition
  • Journal of Services Research
  • Journal of the American Dietetic Association
  • Nutrition Today