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NUTRI 300: Professor Lopez (Spring 2020): Suggested Sources

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These are all reputable sources that will provide you with most of the info you need.  

For these databases, use simple 1-2 keywords in your search. 

  • Try simply searching for the name of the vitamin or mineral you are looking for.



OneSearch is a place to search for many different kinds of sources, including; books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and more!

Search Tips:

  • 2-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the filters inside of OneSearch
  • Try different keywords - think synonyms!
    • Example: Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid

Search Tips

Search Tips:

Quotation marks: Use these around your keywords for an “exact search”. This tool will give you specific (aka fewer) results because it searches for your keywords exactly as you’ve entered them. 


  • "vitamin d"
  • "recommended dietary allowance"


Asterisk: Use this to shorten a word and search for all possible endings of the root word. This tool will give you more results.


  • deficien* = deficient, deficiency
  • toxic* = toxic, toxicity
  • prevent* = prevent, prevention, preventing
  • child* = child, children, childhood, childish, childcare

Parentheses and Or: Use these around keywords separated by the word "or" to expand your search with synonyms. Putting "or" between words means that either term (or both) will be returned in the search. In the example, we are searching for "underage" and want to include similar terms, as well as "drinking or alcohol" in one easy search. 


  • rda or "recommended dietary allowance"
  • thiamine (background or history)