Welcome to the subject page for Food.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • American Chemical Society 
    Articles in the chemical and related sciences, including the following journals: BiochemistryJournal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
  • Business Source Premier 
    Full-text articles from business journals and trade publications. Also includes company profiles for the top 5,000 companies and the option to search for company-related articles
  • Sage Journals Online 
    Full-text journals, including Journal of Consumer Culture, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 
  • Science Direct 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals, covering all subjects
  • Springer Link 
    Full-text articles from more than 400 Springer journals, covering a wide range of subjects including Journal of Food Science and Technology, Food Security and Food Analytical Methods. 
  • Statista A comprehensive statistics platform with access to over 1.5 million data sets and revenue forecasts from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. Includes access to the Global Consumer Survey database. For more information and a search tutorial, check this guide.
  • Westlaw
    For legislation, case law (including EU legislation and case law) and legal journals.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Reviews. 


Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Academic Librarian

Your Librarian is Sinéad McGhee. Sinéad can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: s.mcghee@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308867

Follow the Library on Twitter @AbertayLibrary

Other resources and support

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