Welcome to Tufts – and welcome to the Hirsh Health Sciences Library! We are so glad you’re here!
During orientation you will learn more about using the Hirsh Library and how we can support you during your time at Friedman. We also wanted to share with you now, some tips to get you started:
- Have a question? Drop by the Service Desk on the 4th floor or chat to the librarian on call.
- Need help with research, obtaining materials or want to learn a new research skill? Schedule an appointment with Amy LaVertu, your librarian liaison.
- Want to familiarize your self with a wide-range of nutrition-related resources? Check out our Nutrition Resource Guide.
- Time to improve your research skills or learn how to work with data ? Sign-up for a workshop or attend a drop-in session.
We wish you a most fabulous Fall semester and hope that you will explore the wealth of resources available to you at Hirsh. Welcome!
To quote an old Sesame Street song, “Everybody eats.” Consequently, just about every discipline within the health sciences has a stake in food and nutrition! It is for this very reason that the Hirsh Health Sciences Library has created the nutrition portal.
The nutrition portal will introduce you to key resources related to food and nutrition. These resources have been selected, not only for people who are specifically engaged in the study of nutrition, but also for those seeking nutrition-related information for application in their own field of study.
Looking for resources that provide a global perspective on issues related to food and nutrition? Check out the “Global” tab, which features resource created by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and USAID. Want to know which parts of the USA have limited access to healthy food? Take a look at the USDA’s “Food Environment Atlas,” which is featured on the “United States” tab.
The nutrition portal will also point you towards policy resources, article databases (including PubMed@Tufts and Web of Knowledge), and guides on research writing and using the Hirsh Health Sciences Library.
Have you explored the nutrition portal? Is something missing? Let us know what you think by giving us an email or call!
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