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Food Studies: General Resources

General resources to assist students in their research.

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Norwood students now have access to a Victorian Newspaper Database by NewsBank - login to read and download full text articles from all Victoria's major newspapers including all editions of The Weekly Times from 1997 to today.

Type the following information when prompted for a username and password:

USERNAME: norwoodsec

PASSWORD: (for security reasons please email for the password or come ask at the library)


Current Australian food news on topics including:

  • supermarkets
  • nutrition
  • marketing
  • manufacturers
  • restaurants
  • consumer behaviour







Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a statutory authority in the Australian Government Health portfolio. FSANZ develops food standards for Australia and New Zealand.

On their website you can find out more about:


Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.

Their primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Access information on Food Safety


A trusted government website, the Department of Agriculture online has resources for several research areas including:

  • agricultural forcasting
  • water
  • climate
  • trade
  • fisheries
  • food demand
  • and much more...








ScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more -- from leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations.

Visitors can browse more than 500 individual topics, grouped into 12 main sections including Food News.


 is the go-to information source for the entire food and beverage industry. Learn about new products, manufacturing best practices, equipment and ingredients for food and beverage processors.

While based in the USA, Food Processing includes access to research papers, webcasts, and all things food-media.



The Guardian newspaper reports on current affairs - click here to access their Food News.

This is the Australian edition of the famous independent international news source.


Access fantastic online databases and encyclopaedias with thousands of reputable articles, magazines, statistics and more on the State Library of Victoria's website.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need a library membership number to login and use the free databases. This involves completing the online registration form and waiting at least five working days for your card to arrive in the mail (or pick up at the State Library in the city).

If you haven't been able to become a library member please see the Norwood library staff for alterative login options.







Food & Nutrition Research is a non-profit, open access, peer-reviewed journal that presents scientific research in various fields within human nutrition.

The purpose of Food & Nutrition Research is to publish original research studies directly relevant to human nutrition. Food & Nutrition Research encompasses the full spectrum of nutritional science, including public health nutrition, nutritional epidemiology and clinical nutrition. 


The AFGC is the voice of the Australian food and grocery supply industry and a valued service provider to our members.

Access industry resources including:

  • Food Labelling and Allergen Guide
  • Product Information Form
  • Responsible Advertising and Marketing to Children
  • Product Recall
  • and much, much more!


SBS News have a special Food report 'What's happening on plates locally and around the world.'

Click to read the latest articles brought to you with an Australian perspective, with many different sections including:

  • Eat Well - latest health news
  • Play with your Food - what the Internet is saying about food
  • Readable feasts - on cookbooks
  • and much more!