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Kinesiology & Physical Education

This research guide is created specifically for Kinesiology and Physical Education Courses and topics such as Sport Psychology, Biomechanics and Athletics Training. It will help with library resources like finding articles, using databases, and much more!
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Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database, with more than 5,300 full text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Updated daily.


CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is a resource for finding nursing and allied health literature: journals, books, pamphlets, audiovisuals, software, research instruments, nursing dissertations, evidence based care sheets, etc. and provides full text for 391 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.
Coverage: 1937 to present.

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PsycINFO contains abstracts and bibliographic citations for the contents of thousands of journals. Also includes references to dissertations, media, and books. Coverage: 1887 to present.Updated quarterly.

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SPORT Discus

SPORTDiscus covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, physical education, kinesiology, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, doping, injury prevention, rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, health, and more. Covers 1800-. SPORTDiscus allows 12 simultaneous users.

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ERIC (via ProQuest)

References to thousands of educational topics. Provides access to (1) Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE), indexing approximately 750 journal and serial publications, and (2) Resources in Education (RIE), covering many different types of documents including lesson plans, research/technical reports, etc.
Coverage: 1966 to present.
Updated monthly.


Journals in Kinesiology


Popular Sources are designed for the general population. They are typically written by a non-expert through the use of secondary sources and whose reliability can be limited.

Examples include Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Time Magazine.

Scholarly or academic journals report original scientific research. Submitted articles are usually peer-reviewed by a panel of experts and scholars in the field.

Some academic journals are linked below: