I am working on my thesis about body image of athletes versus team sport athletes.

Hello! I am a graduate student at Northern Illinois University. I am currently working on my thesis, which is, titled Nutritional Knowledge of College Athletes: Body Image Athletes versus Team Sports Athletes. I am having a very hard time locating current research done on this topic. I have looked in the Journal of Nutrition Education, American Dietetic Association Journal, MEDLINE, ERIC, Physician and Sports medicine, Medicine and Science In Sports and Exercise and quite a few more. My thesis director said there is current research out there, but she won’t tell me where to look. Our library at NIU is not very specific to medical and allied health professions. If you know of any research articles dealing with nutrition education, sports nutrition knowledge of athletes and so forth, I would really appreciate your help. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.

Well, you have checked the sources I would normally try, especially the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics December issue, which lists all the articles from the previous year by subject. Did you search PubMed? How about contacting Nancy Clark MS RD, (Director of Nutrition Services, Sports Medicine Brookline, Brookline MA) who published books on sports nutrition and is considered an “expert” in sports nutrition?