FSTA® - the food science resource

FSTA is an essential source of information on food science, food technology, and human nutrition for professionals working in the food sector at all stages of the food manufacturing cycle.

Specialist scientists from the International Food Information Service (IFIS) extract the food-relevant information from the original literature to form concise, comprehensive summaries. This provides a quick and easy way for busy food professionals to keep up with new developments and research in the food community.

Database Coverage: 1969 to present


Source publications in the product include:

  • Journals
  • Books
  • Conference proceedings
  • Reports
  • Theses
  • Patents
  • Standards
  • Legislation


About the FSTA Thesaurus

The product includes a comprehensive thesaurus that lists the following:

  • Thesaurus Terms
  • Non-descriptors
  • History Notes
  • Scope Notes


About the All Databases Search

The All Databases search function allows you to search all products in your institution's subscription at the same time. It is available to institutions that subscribe to two or more products.

If your institution subscribes to only one product (for example, Web of Science Core Collection), then you will not have an All Databases option. In this instance, since you have only one product to search, the system takes you directly to that product's Search page.

To access the All Databases search option, go to the drop-down menu to the right of the Search label in the banner region.


Document Types

For a list of document types, go to our listing of document types.


Database Records

Full records include complete bibliographic details and author abstracts.


Timespan Options

Timespan options allow you to specify the time period that you wish to search.