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HNFE 1114 - Orientation to HNFE - FYE: Getting Started

Resources, tools, and techniques for library research in Human Nutrition, Foods, Exercise, and related topics.

Tips for Using Library Resources

This guide will walk you through the process of searching for, selecting, accessing, and using the research resources that you need for HNFE 1114, and beyond!  

A few tips to get you started:

1.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Simply contact your librarian directly!

2.  If you're doing research from off campus, make sure you use Off Campus Sign In options - start at the library website to access databases and other materials, and/or set up the LibX browser extension or Google Scholar settings for connection to VT Library resources.  

3.  Use Summon to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources.  While it's not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide, it can help you gain a broad overview of a particular research topic or question.  

4.  When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:


Health, Life Science, & Scholarly Communication Librarian

Ginny Pannabecker
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