Databases by subject: Food & Nutrition

Major Indexes


Find citations and abstracts for articles on all aspects of agriculture from 15th century to the present.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database

Find content from AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), including articles, reports, proceedings and government publications.

Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED)

Find research in alternative medicine for physicians, therapists, medical researchers, and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments.

BioMed Central

Find BMC articles in medicine, genetics, genomics, oncology, biotechnology and health care.

BIOSIS Previews Archive (1926-1968)

Biological and biomedical literature from journal articles, technical notes and letters from 1926 to 1968.

CAB Abstracts

Find citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference proceedings and books in the fields of agriculture, forestry, human health and nutrition, animal health, and natural resources; from 1910 - present.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing)

Find articles in nursing and allied health, health care, and evidence-based care.

Cochrane Library

Find results of controlled trials in medical research including systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science

Find scientific literature from significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.

Data Citation Index (1900-present)

Find datasets using the Web of Science platform.

Dietary Supplement Label Database

Find label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. Search by ingredient, product or manufacturer.


Find articles in the biomedical literature from 1947 to present, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and clinical medicine. Includes over 2,700 journals not indexed in MEDLINE/Pubmed.

Food and agriculture data (FAOSTAT)

Find international country-level food supply, food production and food security produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Food Security Analysis Assessment Bank

Search the World Food Programme's Assessment Bank for its various food security-related assessments and analyses.

MEDLINE (via Ovid)

Search the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier database for bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed.

OBESITY+ (Online Best Evidence Service In Tackling Obesity)

Access pre-appraised evidence from the medical literature to support obesity-related clinical decisions.

PapersFirst (index of papers presented at conferences worldwide)

Find papers presented at conferences worldwide via OCLC's FirstSearch interface.

Proceedings (index of worldwide conference proceedings)

Find worldwide conference proceedings via OCLC's FirstSearch interface.

PubAg (agricultural sciences journal articles & citations)

Find full-text articles and citations relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences including nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, extramural research, and Extension education in this USDA/National Agricultural Library search system.

PubMed (HSL)

Search the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier database for bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. In addition to MEDLINE, PubMed also includes citations and links to full-text articles in PubMed Central and citations to NCBI Bookshelf items.

PubMed Central

Find free full-text articles from the biomedical and life sciences journal literature from this U.S. National Library of Medicine permanent archive. Links to PubMed Central' full-text content appear in PubMed search results.

Science Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find articles and citations across all science disciplines.


Find articles and book chapters from physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.


Search the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Social Sciences Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find articles and cited references in the social sciences.


Find journal articles, dissertations and books on sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, and nutrition.

USDA Food Composition databases

Search this database by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find nutrient information.

USDA Plants database

Search this U.S. Department of Agriculture database to find standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Web of Science (All Databases)

Find articles and citations in the sciences, social sciences and humanities from all available databases on the Web of Science platform.

Web of Science (Core collection only)

Find articles, citations, and conference proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

WHO nutrition databases

Explore these World Health Organization nutrition databases relating to vitamin and mineral nutrition, global child growth and malnutrition, global infant and young child feeding, global body mass index and other nutrition-related topics.