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HLT 100 course guide: Article Summary Report and Presentation

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Books on nutrition

Assignment from syllabus

Step one: develop your topic with background reading

Encyclopedias and handbooks are always good places to start your research. They provide overviews of topics and general informaton about all aspects of nutrition. Another important source health information are websites published by government agencies or professional organizations. They tend to have current health news and information for patients, families, and consumers.

Below is a list of Library resources and reliable websites recommended by Professor Vasquez-Iscan that will help you learn the basics about your topic:

Step two: find a peer-reviewed article

Peer-review is a process of quality control where experts evaluate each other's work, provide comments, and recommend revisions before new research is published. Hostos Library licenses many databases that provide peer-reviewed, scientific articles. Many articles that describe publicly funded research are freely available through PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's database for medical research.

This list of library databases can help you locate peer-reviewed studies on a variety of topics related to health.
These are key peer-reviewed journals in the fields of nutrition and health.