Guide to using FSTA on Ovid

Get the best out of FSTA on Ovid

We offer a variety of free training materials, including videos, downloadable documents, and regular webinars, in order to help users search as effectively as possible. Take a look below to find a range of information on how to get the most out of FSTA on the Ovid platform.

These resources are designed for anyone using FSTA to study or research, and for anyone supporting this research. In particular, we hope that these materials will be especially useful for those providing training and support to library users. You can even add these resources to your own training materials, website, or subject guides.

View and download our Tips for Effective Searching

View and download our Quick Reference Guide: Free text keyword searching

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Join us at 7pm GMT (2pm EST) on August 13th for a webinar tutorial in how to search effectively, when using FSTA on Ovid.

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Additional resources

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.

Read the guide

E-LEARNING COURSE

Our e-learning resource is built around a core of necessary key research skills and includes six short quizzes for self-assessment.

This interactive course can be accessed by individual users, or incorporated into your own learning management system (LMS) at your university

Learn more

PROMOTIONAL TOOLKIT

The FSTA Promotional Toolkit is a collection of multimedia resources to help you inform your peers and colleagues about FSTA. This includes posters and flyers, branding information, and support for social media promotion.

All promotional materials are free to download.

Visit the toolkit

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.

Visit the JRS

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

SUGGEST TOPICS OR TRAINING MATERIALS

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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