Research Guide: Caffeine & Energy Drinks

Background Information

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  • Caffeine Blues: Wake Up to the Hidden Dangers of America's #1 Drug
  • QP 801. C 24 C 47 1998
  • Caffeine and Health Research
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  • Truth About Caffeine: How Companies That Promote it Deceive Us and What We Can Do About It
  • QP 801. C 24 K 87 2006
  • World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug
  • QP 801. C 24 W 45 2001

Journal Articles

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL is a great database for finding nutrition research. It contains current research on nutrition and the physiological effects of caffeine and other supplements found in energy drinks.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

The Consumer Edition of this database provides information that patients need to know about illnesses and treatments, as well as information about consumer health issues like nutrition.


MEDLINE is a general medical database that can be used to find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on any health topic.


This database offers cutting edge research about caffeine and other supplements in energy drinks and their impact on nutrition.

Web Resources

Energy Drinks

This report from the Human Performance Resource Center is most useful for its extensive bibliography of articles on caffeine and supplements in energy drinks.

Nutrition and Health Info Sheet: Energy Drinks

This fact sheet, created by the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, contains trustworthy information about the caffeine, carnitine, guarana, and other supplemental contents of several popular energy drink brands.

Questions and Answers about Energy Drinks

Created by Food Insight, a consumer safety organization, contains answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about energy drinks.

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