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Library Resources for USU Dietetics Internship: Key Resources
Search for print and electronic books in our collections. We can send the print ones to you.
How do I know if this is any good....?
Once you've identified some information sources, you need to decide whether or not you can use that information for the purpose you intend. You've probably seen a checklist of criteria to consider, and that can be helpful, but the real question to ask yourself is "how was this information created?" Different kinds of studies yield different kinds of information. The links below can help you make sense of it all.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is on the forefront of evidence-based practice. This website includes practice guidelines as well as a thorough explanation of their procedures for analyzing evidence and links to other helpful websites.
My colleagues at GWU's Himmelfarb Health Science Library have created a handy--and short!--tutorial for understanding the advantages and disadvantages of different types of studies. Take a look at this to learn what kind of information comes from what kind of study. Just remember not to use the help links embedded in the tutorial, because I will never see your requests if you do.
Nutrition in the News
There's a wide range of nutrition information on the web. Some of it is solid science and some of it is pretty sketchy. Here are some places to get ideas on writing science-based articles for the general public.