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This guide suggests resources and strategies for research on dietetics and nutrition.

Recommended databases

The following databases contain articles on dietetics and nutrition.  For a complete list of databases, see the Articles & Databases page on the library's home page.




Finding books

Use the Kent Library catalog to find books, ebooks, DVDs, government documents, and other materials.

Keyword searches allow you to use your own words as search terms.

Sample keyword searches:

  • food science
  • nutrition AND statistics
  • women AND nutrition AND requirements
  • diet AND supplements

Subject heading searches use Library of Congress subject headings and are a great way to find all the books on your topic.

Sample subject headings:

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Dietetics
  • Food Analysis
  • Nutrition Children

Sampling of Books in Kent Library


If you would like to browse for books, remember that the Dewey Decimal System organizes books by subject.

362.176 - Nutritional Services (special diets)
612.3 - Nutrition and digestion
613.2 - Dietetics and Applied Nutrition
641.1 - Applied Nutrition
664 - Food Technology