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+Key Resources to Keep  Your Food Science  Researcher Happy  Researcher Happy      Pearl Jacobson, Science    Librarian, C...
+    Why food science….?       As „scholarly‟ subfield, it‟s relatively new       Cuts across disciplines – „hard‟ scien...
+    Databases: General                 Examples                 Impression       SciFinder               All very usefu...
+    Specialized databases                    Examples                                    Impression       Culinary Arts ...
+ Food Science and Technology Abstracts    Organization IFIS (UK) produces index; since 1969        Need STN academic ac...
+    Monographs/Series                      Examples                                        Impression       Taylor and F...
+    Monographs Cont‟d                     Examples                                 Impression       Nova (US) - global f...
+    Government sources                 Examples                       Impression       PubMed Agricola (USDA)         D...
+    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada    (AAFC)       AAFC Database: 9 Canadian research centres           Mostly BC and...
+    What‟s different?                  Chemistry                              Food science       „Let‟s try to collect e...
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    1. 1. +Key Resources to Keep Your Food Science Researcher Happy Researcher Happy Pearl Jacobson, Science Librarian, Carleton University Pearl Jacobson Science Librarian Carleton University Library
    2. 2. + Why food science….?  As „scholarly‟ subfield, it‟s relatively new  Cuts across disciplines – „hard‟ sciences, social sciences, policy and legal studies  Food science more ideologically driven (compared to pure chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry)  For all these reasons….assessing quality and reputation of resources can present real challenges
    3. 3. + Databases: General Examples Impression  SciFinder  All very useful, „core‟  PubMed (+Agricola)  Indexing can be an issue  Food science jargon, i.e.  Web of Science beverage, cereal, confectio nary, marine, oil  Scopus  Google Scholar
    4. 4. + Specialized databases Examples Impression  Culinary Arts Collection  Both useful, „niche‟  Food Science and Technology  Culinary Arts Abstracts (FSTA)  Focus is trade information: “food commodities” and product devp‟t  E.g. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants, World Grain, Animal Production  FSTA focus is scholarly Science, Journal of the American  E.g. topic search „breast milk Oil Chemists’ Society isolates‟ – unique results found compared with multidisciplinary dtbses
    5. 5. + Food Science and Technology Abstracts  Organization IFIS (UK) produces index; since 1969  Need STN academic account to access content per-search  Purchase database on EBSCO, Thompson ($6K to 9K)  Interesting model  Team of scientists: biotech, plant chemist, medic, microbiologist  Determine what to include: little cover-to-cover indexing  Team rewrites abstracts and keeps blog  Indexing extensive (e.g. MeSH has 2 terms for wine and beer; FSTA has over 100!)
    6. 6. + Monographs/Series Examples Impression  Taylor and Francis (CRC/Dekker)  Variable Series  Food Sci & Technology Series  Use caution with:  Food & Culinary Science  Series such as “Progress…” or “New developments…”  Wiley-Interscience  Books formatted as textbooks (Wiley)  Food safety, security, processing, tech, f ood legislation  Large edited volumes <5,000 pages* * “The whole of the journey that our food  Springer-Verlag takes, from farm to fork, is fraught with the risks of contamination” -Food Safety: A Practical  European emphasis; several series and Case Study Approach, ISEKI European Food Consortium, Springer (2006)
    7. 7. + Monographs Cont‟d Examples Impression  Nova (US) - global focus  Variable – check  Food production/security studies; language, editing, industry China, Middle East, Australia representation bias  Chemistry of specific foods: e.g. peanuts, cherries, beans, barley  May be more targeted; can find material that otherwise would not  Woodhead (UK) - incorp‟d Chandos see in larger series publications  Focus on food quality and safety  Destech (US) -eng/tech publisher  Specializes in food packaging, materials and thermal processing
    8. 8. + Government sources Examples Impression  PubMed Agricola (USDA)  Discovery difficult because metadata poor or incomplete  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Canadian federal government)  Statistics Canada
    9. 9. + Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)  AAFC Database: 9 Canadian research centres  Mostly BC and Ottawa  Technical and industry-related reports, book chapters, proceedings (some peer-reviewed)  Many documents produced by external consultants through gov‟t contracts  Still, can be extremely valuable for research in food science  Useful where the science has safety or regulatory implications
    10. 10. + What‟s different? Chemistry Food science  „Let‟s try to collect everything!‟  Capturing niche areas –global publications, smaller  What do other universities publishers, journals with narrower have? appeal  Much of what needed available  Attention to government- in package journal deals produced and industry sources, and smaller publishers  More vigilant and proactive about evaluating quality and credibility
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    12. 12. Thank you!Pearl JacobsonPearl JacobsonScience Librarian (Chemistry, FoodScience, Physics, Mathematics)Carleton University Library613.520.2600 x1354pearl_jacobson@carleton.ca

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