As of tomorrow (Feb. 15, 2013), the University Libraries will no longer have a subscription to the database Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA). This database has had very low usage in recent years and has duplicated content in some of our other databases.
If you are (were) a FSTA user, though, fear not! We've compiled a handy list of alternative databases to meet your needs:
- PubMed and Ovid Medline: have a great deal of food science and nutrition info, especially related to clinical trials, health effects, etc.
- AGRICOLA and CAB Abstracts: Both are good resources that cover the agriculture/crop aspects of food and food science.
- SciFinder: This is only recommended for advanced researchers with a background in chemistry. It is good for finding information on chemistry-related aspects of food science. It's especially useful for flavor research.
- Web of Science and SCOPUS: Good to use in addition to any of the databases listed above. As general science databases, they sometimes cover things that are related, but broader in scope.
If you have any questions about this decision or need help locating resources, contact our librarian for the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Megan Kocher.