Choose an original research study to read from among the peer reviewed journal list on the right. Any other journal must first be approved by the instructor.
The study chosen must meet the following criteria:
You may have to read several articles to be sure that an actual study was done and that the authors were not simply reviewing studies done by others. Be careful not to use a "meta-analysis" -- an examination of data from a number of independent studies of the same subject.
Make a copy of the study you choose - you must submit a full copy of the study along with your research report.
NOTE: Many of the approved journals are available in Merritt Library Databases, which are free for our students (unlike many of those found on the internet); The databases are also recommended for their ease of searching. The Libraries at UCB and UCSF are closed at this time, and their online databases are not available to Merritt students.
See the Database tab above for our Library recommendations.
NUTRITION 10 Approved Journals
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
American Journal of Public Health
Archives of Internal Medicine
British Journal of Nutrition
British Medical Journal
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
International Journal of Obesity
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Journal of Nutrition
Journal of Nutrition Education
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
New England Journal of Medicine