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Finding a book
You have access to over 37,000 printed books and over 220,000 electronic books. These books can give you an in-depth look at an historical topic.
To get access to all the books in the JSCC Library, use the Online Catalog.
Credo can provide you with background information on nutritional topics from reputable subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
"Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone."
The purpose of Interlibrary Loan is to obtain materials that are not owned by the Jackson State Library and that can be obtained from other libraries. The service is offered to faculty, students and staff of Jackson State.
To reciprocate, the JSCC Library also lends materials to other libraries.
To request materials or more information regarding Jackson State's Interlibrary Loan policy, please contact Vanessa Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org). Allow 2 weeks for interlibrary materials to arrive
Finding Peer Reviewed Journal Articles dealing with Nutrition in the JSCC Library
Gale Academic OneFile
"Gale Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Contains full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily."
"CINAHL Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL." This database contains many good articles about nutrition from professional journals.
Health and Wellness (Gale)
Includes encyclopedias, directories, medical dictionary, magazines, journals, and newspapers on topics in health and medicine, medications, and wellness.
Access to over 2000 magazines and journals. You can limit your search to peer reviewed journals.
Reliable Sources on the Internet about Nutrition
Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
"The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs." Includes current and past issues of the Guidelines, tips for using the Guidelines, and related links. A joint publication of the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture."
"Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices."
US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
Great source for all aspects of nutrition,including many programs from the Food and Nutrition Service that touch many lives.
Finding Statistical Sources
Statista provides charts and graphs which can be converted into Powerpoints, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs and images.
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Accessing JSCC Library Resources from Home
To access any of the JSCC Library resources (journals, magazines, electronic books, etc), you will be asked for your username and password.
This is the same password that you use to access eLearn, jWeb or a computer on campus.