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Nutrition library guide

This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Begin with Library Catalogue

When you get your first assignment, look for information on your topic in Library Catalogue – the Library’s search engine. Remember to log in first, so you can search all collections, place holds, add titles to an eShelf and renew your loans.

Go to:

Some suggested terms to try out

​TIP - If you are wanting to search all the derivatives of Nutrition such as nutrition, nutritional, nutritionally, or nutritionallist. Use truncation (e.g. nutrition*) to make sure you are finding everything.


Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases. Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information and scholarly articles.

List of relevant Nutrition databases


Science Daily Feed

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Nutrition Australia Feed

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Recommended websites





A number of useful nutritional analysis and meal planning software have free trials available.  FoodWorks is also available for use on computers at the Pyrmont, Brisbane and Fitzroy libraries.

Clinical investigations

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Health Databases

Featured resource

Use Foodworks to create diet records, recipes, meal plans and foods:

  • Compare nutrient analyses to Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) including RDIs​
  • See the major sources of a nutrient/component in the diet/recipe
  • For a specific nutrient, show the contribution of each food/ingredient to the result
  • See energy (macro-nutrient) and fat ratios
  • Analyses include energy, macro-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and food groups and components.

Foodworks is available at each Health campus library Fitzroy, PyrmontBrisbane