FSTA Training Resources

Get the best out of FSTA with our webinars and training materials

We offer drop in webinars and downloadable training materials to help users search as effectively as possible and get the best results out of FSTA®. We hope that these resources will also be useful for information professionals managing subject guides and providing training for library users.

Join us for a tutorial to help you understand and undertake effective searching for literature reviews, on Wednesday 9 September, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register

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Using FSTA on EBSCO

Get the most out of FSTA on EBSCO with our range of training materials, including videos and downloadable guides.

Prefer to join us online? Our next drop in webinars are:

  • Thursday 27 August, 7pm GMT (2pm EST) Register
  • Wednesday 28 October, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register

Using FSTA on Ovid

Get the most out of FSTA on Ovid with our range of training materials, including videos and downloadable guides.

Prefer to join us online? Our next drop in webinars are:

  • Thursday 13 August, 7pm GMT (2pm EST) Register
  • Wednesday 14 October, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register

Using FSTA on Web of Science

Get the most out of FSTA on Web of Science with our range of training materials, including videos and downloadable guides.

Prefer to join us online? Our next drop in webinars are:

  • Wednesday 23 September, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register

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We are developing new resources all of the time, so please do tell us if there are other resources or topics we haven't covered yet which you would find useful for your own research or for providing training to others. We welcome feedback!

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Further resources and tools

As part of our mission to fundamentally understand and best serve the information needs of the food community, we have developed resources to help students and researchers to build their skills and feel confident researching information and publishing.

Literature search best practice guide

Through explanatory notes and practical, step-by-step guidance, our guide is designed to help you understand how to effectively plan and carry out your searches for literature reviews.

This is designed for students, researchers looking for a refresher and templates, librarians and information literacy trainers.

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Expert guide to publishing in journals

This guide has been developed to help authors navigate the process of selecting appropriate journals, and understand the range of factors which might influence the decisions of where to submit, such as open access, what to expert from the peer review process, the impact Factor and other metrics, and predatory journals.

Read the guide

Journal Recommendation Service

The FSTA Journal Recommendation Service (JRS) is an online tool designed for researchers and authors working in the sciences of food and health. The JRS helps users to find relevant journals they can trust; for example, when deciding where to submit their papers or to assess the quality of information found when researching.

Read the guide

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