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Nutrition and Food Sciences - Houston: Articles/Databases

The Houston NFS student, faculty and staff will find practical information on nutrition and food sciences.

Databases A_Z List & E-Journals

Tests and Measurements Databases

Do you need to find a test with internal validity and reliability? Use these two databases to search on your subject (like hand strength) and then see journal articles and more written about  the reliability and validity of such tests, telling you what level of trained person is needed to conduct the test and also revealing the quality of the test, among other essential factors . Find the fulltext of the articles in another database like PubMed, Academic Search, or at TWU Libraries E-Journals (above, on this page), and you have all the great full text you need to succeed! 

Other Useful Databases

NFS Databases

The world's largest collection of electronic, loanable and rare library materials.

Writing a Concept Analysis Paper

First, consult your syllabus and Blackboard documents to see how your faculty define, describe and delineate what this paper needs to be.

Second, consult several reference sources to learn what the term concept analysis and your subject mean.

Third, search in the CINAHL database (seen on this page), search for  the CINAHL subject heading Concept Analysis, find those articles and search for your subject term separately.

Finally, combine the two sets of articles found and refine to the last (5?) years, English language and (?) full text articles to find the articles that discuss your needs, according to your faculty's guidelines.

You are ready to write about these articles for a great concept analysis paper.  Remember to use APA Publication Manual 6th edition (and its update) correctly.

PubMed/Mesh Simplified Search

Enter PubMed Remote Database with your Pioneer Portal then click MeSH Database. Enter a term (obesity) and click Search. Review the offered terms and click the check box to the left of the preferred term (obesity) and on the right, click Add to search builder. In the "Search MeSH" box atop the screen, click the gray x and type in your next term (epidemics). Click the check box next to epidemics, click Add to search builder then click Search PubMed to get articles that combine both concepts on a "Results" screen.

At the "Results" screen, click Summary in the left corner and then click the buttons for Abstract, items per page, and then Sort by Most Recent, for example, to show available abstracts and hyperlinks to full text access. Mouse over any journal title abbreviation to see the name of the journal. Click the TWU Libraries ONLINE button or Find Full-Text  to open full text or to submit an interlibrary loan request. Click Send to: for emailing, Citation Manager to save to your RefWorks account, and more.

PubMed to RefWorks


Exporting a citation (or more) from PubMed to RefWorks

  1. In your PubMed Results, select a single article (or check the item box next to all the articles you want to save)
  2. In the upper right of the PubMed screen, click Send to revealing Citation Manager (click it)
  3. The item(s) either download on your PC or you get a popup asking if you want to save the files (answer Yes)
  4. Open RefWorks and click References and then Import
  5. At the new window, change your sources to NLM PubMed and PubMed
  6. Click choose file to select your .nbib file and click import; view last imported folder