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Nutrition and Dietetics

Research After Graduation

 This page will describe resources you can use post-graduation to locate nutrition research:

  • Alumni Resources
  • Public Libraries
  • Free Governmental Research
  • Open Access Resources
  • Organizations 

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Alumni Resources

Maintain your Alumni Status

After graduation, Pace alumni are able to access library resources on-campus which includes books, computers, and databases. There is no access to databases remotely/off-campus.

In order to maintain your alumni access status, you are advised to contact the Alumni Office EVERY AUGUST to request that their account be maintained or reactivated.

Public Libraries

Utilize your local and state Public Libraries

Your local public library provides access to a variety of databases, including some that you may have had access to at Pace. If you are local to the Pace University campuses, there are a few library systems:

  • New York Public Library (5 boroughs)
  • Westchester County Library (All Westchester Towns)
  • New York State Library (Anyone in NY State)

In addition to databases, you will be able to borrow physical books and even request titles if your location does not carry a copy. Libraries may not always be able to buy it but purchases based on patron requests can sometimes take precedence! 

Visit the library's website to find information on getting a card to access resources. If you're not sure of where your library is, Google your town/city and "library" to get the name. 

Governmental Research

Use Governmental Sources

There are many governmental sources that will provide free (taxpayer funded) research such as PubMed,, etc. See more links below. 

Site: .gov

One strategy to more easily locate governmental websites is to use the search string site: .gov + your specific topic. Here's an example: 

Organizational Research

Locate Organizations Researching Nutrition

There are many national and international organizations who fund research into nutrition and food issues and provide access to the public such as the World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, etc.

They can also be found using site: .org or by using the LibGuide tip below.

Open Access Resources

Locate Open Access Journals & Articles

Open access (OA) journals are freely distributed online without access barriers as opposed to "traditional" scholarly publishing where the publisher owns the rights to articles. You do not need to have a subscription or use a library subscription to access them. This allows for increased knowledge sharing and discovery.

The Pace Library's Open Access Resources guide provides links to many journals or journal aggregators. 

Additional Tips

Search for LibGuides

If you’re looking for specific types of information, you can add “LibGuide” to your search and it will return library-created guides. These can gives you a great place to start or exactly what you need!

Access Professional Organization's Resources

As a professional in the field, joining professional organizations can open a world of information. Subscribe to their journals. Attend their conferences.