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Subject Guide - help and guidance on finding resources in your subject area

  Welcome to the Nutrition and Dietetics LibGuide 

                               Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.  

New to the University?  Explore the Getting Started with the Library guide to learn all about the Library basics. 


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Skills resources

Where to start your search

Library Search

Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more. 

For more in depth research in databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

Expand your searching

There are a wide range of online resources that will help you trace books, journal articles and much more, to support your  study and research.  Key resources are highlighted in the adjacent tabs.

Explore the how to find resources guide as a starting point.

Research databases index the global literature and provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports etc that match your search criteria. They help you to find information about previous publications in your research field.


You can use the following services to explore research materials available elsewhere

  • Library hub discover - Search a trial database of UK and Irish academic, national & specialist library catalogues.

  • WorldCAT - search the collections of libraries in your community and tens of thousands more around the world.  

  • The European Library - access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.

  • The Library of Congress -  catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections in the USA.

  • CORE - gives an incredibly fast search of the full-text of 80M open access research resources

Effective Searching & Referencing

It is important to plan your search strategy, and manage your search results so that you get the most from your online searching.

Keep a record of all the material you need to cite in your assignments, papers, projects etc. 

Use the Search Techniques and Referencing guidance to assist you.

  • It is  easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available to you.  
  • Invest time in planning an effective online search strategy so that you can quickly and easily discover relevant and high quality information. 


As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.

Top Tip

Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations.  Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.

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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of study skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.

Study Skills Support

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research. 

It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.

Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.

Professional Information


The nutrition profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities. There are a number of professional roles available within nutrition, include Registered Nutritionist (RNutr), Dietitian (RD), Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and Nutritional Therapist. There are fundamental differences between the work, and the registration requirements, of nutritionists, dietitians and nutritional therapists. View the AfN career pathways document or visit the AfN website for more information.

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  To access Anatomy resources, go to the A-Z Database listing.

  You can search for the resources below by title or  by selecting Anatomy as the subject type.

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Online resources:  

The Office of Health Economics provides a guide to UK Health and Health care statistics

Statistical data can be found on a high variety of subjects find out more on the Statistics LibGuide.

If you would like to find films and documentaries, these are some of the key resources.

For more audiovisual resources, see the A-Z database list.

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