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Food Policy

What is a database? Why should you use it?

Databases allow you to search for high quality peer-reviewed journal articles from a large number of journal titles at the same time.

As well as articles databases can also provide information about other type of material, i.e. conference proceedings, books, book chapters, dissertations, book reviews, etc.

The Library subscribes to a number of databases that you can access with your City username and password. 

When you are carrying out your literature review, you may need to search more than one database to find the material relevant to your topic, as each database covers different journals.

Key databases for Food Policy

Databases for Market Research

Databases for Company Information

Databases for Industry Information

Searching mutliple databases simultaneously

Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Cinahl, Greenfile, Medline and SocINDEX are all useful databases for food policy, they cover: agriculture, consumerism, food economics, globalisation, food security, nutrition and several other topics related to food policy.  You can also search all these resources simultaneously, because they are available through the same supplier.

To search all these databases at the same time, access Ebscohost first, then tick the databases you need, and start searching.

Ovid Online is an online platform hosting health databases.  Some of these resources (i.e. Embase, Global Health, Social Policy and Practice) could also be useful for food policy, covering issues mainly related to the health aspects of food. 

You can search the databases on Ovid simultaneously, but you will need to log on to Ovid Online first and select the databases you want to use.