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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..


We have developed a range of free resources for the food and library communities, which you are welcome to download and add to your subject guides or learning management systems (LMS). 

Best Practice in effective searching


Explanatory notes and practical step-by-step guidance to help users understand how to effectively plan and carry out literature searches.

Read the full version on LibGuides



An interactive course built around a core of necessary key research skills, such as creating a search strategy. It includes six short quizzes for self-assessment. 

Available for universities to add to their LMS.

Fill in this short form to request the link or SCORM package and we will email it to you free. 



Resources to help with getting published


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.

The guide explains a range of topics including the benefits of publishing in journals, different open access models, what to expect from the peer review process, predatory journals, publishing ethics, and more.