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Nutrition and Food Science Research: Home

Start Here

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Hi, I'm Erin!   I'm one of the librarians Picture of Erin Gratz, OCC Librarianat the OCC Library.   

In this guide we are going to learn about: 

  • the basics of the library
  • searching for books
  • identifying scholarly articles
  • searching for articles in magazines and scholarly journals
  • evaluating websites
  • and citing in MLA format 

Save this URL so you can come back and use the recommended resources as you do the research for your assignments. 

Image Credits

Photos adapted in this guides have Creative Commons licensing on Photo credits:

Home page
Susan Yin (library shelves)
Lucas Blazek (desktop)

Before You Search
The Creative Exchange (girl reading)

Searching for Books
Thought Catalog (stack of books)

Identifying Scholarly Articles
Ali Shah Lakhani (magazines)

Searching for Articles
Marten Newhall (magnify glass)

Evaluating Websites
Gary Butterfield (becurious)

Why We Cite
Green Chameleon (writing at desk)


library basics

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Next, watch the video below to learn some of the reasons to use the library over your favorite search engine and some of the resources available in the library. 

Getting Help! 

During intercession you can get help from a librarian via Chat Monday - Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-3pm, and Saturday 10am-3pm. 

Look for the chat icon  in the bottom right corner of the library webpages. 

We also offer research appointments.  This gives you 15-45 minutes to discuss your project/paper with a librarian over zoom.  Set up a an appointment here. 


After you finish with this video, go to the next tab:  Before You Search

Link to the OCC Library

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Some important links to using the library: 

Best Bet Resources

These three databases are great places to get started for nutrition and food science articles: