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FSTA - Resources for Librarians

A hub of resources to help build awareness, drive usage, and provide training for the FSTA database..

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FSTA® is the key database for faculty and students in the sciences of food and health.

From microbiology to psychology, FSTA covers many of the sciences related to food and health, enabling you to carry out in-depth and targeted interdisciplinary research. Records are deep-indexed using the most comprehensive food thesaurus in the world, so that you can find highly relevant information quickly and easily.

Updated weekly, FSTA holds over 2 million high quality records from over 22,675 journals, books, trade publications, conference proceedings, patents and more, including nearly 5,500 journals. For more information, visit 

We recommend tailoring the FSTA description for your university

To help you get the best value out of FSTA, we highly recommend taking the following steps to effectively communicate who at your university would benefit from using FSTA:

  • On your subject guide, tailoring the description of FSTA to include disciplines most relevant to your library users (e.g. departments and research centres)
  • Adding FSTA to all relevant subject guides, not just food science and technology. Athough food-focused, it is a very interdisciplinary database!


In addition to the core areas of food science, food technology and nutrition, FSTA includes relevant content across a host of related fields, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Analytical techniques
  • Animal science
  • Biotechnology
  • Brewing and distilling
  • Economics, business and management
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Food manufacturing
  • Food safety
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Pet foods
  • Plant science
  • Psychology
  • Sport Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Toxicology
  • Viticulture and oenology

This list does not include absolutely every area in FSTA, so if you would like to check about another discipline, get in touch and we will be very happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Publisher information

Name: FSTA® – Food Science and Technology Abstracts
Publisher: IFIS
Location: Ground Floor, 115 Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5RB
Coverage Dates: 1969 – present