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Nutrition: Finding Sources

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Contact the nutrition subject specialist librarian, Elizabeth "Betsy" Sterner at for personalized help. 

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NIU Libraries provides to more than 200 databases, both general and specialized. Explore them alphabetically or by subject below. 

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