Research Guide - Food and Drug Regulations
The following resources will be useful for research on food and drug regulations.
Selected Reference Sources
- Encyclopedia of Science , Technology, and Ethics - 503 E5646 (2005)
- McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - 503 M147 (2007)
- West's Encyclopedia of American Law - 348.7303 W5385 (2004)
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Selected Databases for Journal and Magazine Information and Government Publications
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals.
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
|JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
JAMA, published continuously since in 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. NOTE - authorization and passowrd needed for both on and off campus access. This will be provided by the librarian during your library session.
|New England Journal of Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. NOTE - authorization and password needed for both on and off campus access. This will be provided by the librarian during your library session. Only one user at a time may access the database.
|Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe||
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe provides full-text documents from over 10,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Users can also search specific magazine and journal titles.
|FDsys: Government Printing Office Federal Digital System||
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. FDsys has several options for searching through its vast collection of documents (keyword search, collection search, and browsing).
|Worldcat: The World's Largest Catalog||
Worldcat contains over 1.5 billion records from over 10,000 libraries! Items that are not owned by the Maryville College Library may be available from other libraries through interlibrary loan.
Selected Library of Congress Subject Headings (Search Library's Catalog)
- Agricultural Biotenchnology.
- Drugs -- Law and legislation -- United States.
- Food Adulteration and Inspection -- United States.
- Food Adulteration and Inspection -- Law and Legisation.
- Food Industry and Trade -- United States.
- Food Safety.
- Pharmaceutical Industry.
- Pharmaceutical Policy.
- United States. Food and Drug Administration.
Selected Web Sites - Advocacy and Experts Section
|American Nutrition Association
Since 1972, the American Nutrition Association has been at the cutting edge of science-based nutrition, educating both laypeople and professionals about the health benefits of nutrition and wellness.
|American Medical Association||
Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Today, the core strategy used to carry out this mission is our concerted effort to help doctors help patients. We do this by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
|American Pharmacists Association||
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is the organization whose members are recognized in society as essential in all patient care settings for optimal medication use that improves health, wellness, and quality of life. Through information, education, and advocacy APhA empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.
|Center for Science in the Public Interest
Since 1971, CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.
|CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report||
Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR readership predominantly consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.
|Cornell University Law School: U.S. Code
This version of the U.S. Code is generated from the most recent official version made available by the US House of Representatives and provided by Cornell University Law School.
|Food Politics by Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She has authored many books and articles.
For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health and the environment.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and beyond.
|ToxNet: Toxicology Data Network||
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
|Thomas: Legislative Information||
The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information.
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Last Update: January 31, 2011