Kinesiology Guide

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

Most of the research you will be doing at UNB will involve articles databases. Several of the most important databases for kinesiology are listed here, but for topics that may cross disciplinary lines (like ethics, education, prosthetic devices, etc) you may also want to explore the databases for other disciplines.  You can access lists of those databases by visiting the subject guides for those disciplines.

Key Resources

  • SportDiscus
    SportDiscus is an international database that covers all aspects of "sport, fitness, recreation and related fields."
    8 simultaneous users.
  • Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (see CAB Direct)
    Note: The content of the Leisure, Recreation and Tourism database has been absorbed by CAB Direct. It is no longer a separate database. Leisure, Recreation and Tourism from CAB Direct (formerly Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts) provides access to the international literature on "research and strategic development of leisure, recreation, sport, tourism and hospitality activities, facilities, products and services."
    4 simultaneous users.
  • Medline (1950 to Present)
    "MEDLINE® is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) premier bibliographic database providing information from the following fields: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Allied health, and Pre-clinical sciences. As well, MEDLINE is the primary source of global information from international literature on biomedicine, including the following topics as they relate to biomedicine and health care: Biology, Environmental science, Marine biology, Plant and animal science, Biophysics, and Chemistry."
    50 simultaneous OLRN users.
  • PubMed
    PubMed is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) database of biomedical citations and abstracts. It includes MEDLINE, which covers over 4,800 journals published in the United States and more than 70 other countries primarily from 1966 to the present.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Scopus
    Scopus, a new multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information and provides access to over 66 million abstracts dating back to 1966.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • ERIC - EBSCO
    ERIC is a "bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles." The EBSCO interface also provides some full text linking.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
    CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 500 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is an abstracting and indexing database of more than 2000 journals (approximately 3.3 million records) devoted to peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and dissertations) in the behavioural sciences and mental health.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Sociological Abstracts "covers the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behaviorial sciences."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

For additional databases, go to Article Databases.

 

 

 

If we don't have the article you need...

If you locate resources in your search that are not available through UNB Libraries, you may be able to borrow them from another library using our document delivery service.  Visit the Document Delivery page for information about how to request resources and library policies associated with such requests.

Quick Information Sources

Reference Universe

Reference Universe searches through the indexes in our print and electronic reference works. Search results from Reference Universe will provide you with quick links to many of our print and online reference materials.

Explore our Resources

In addition to Reference Universe, we subscribe to a number of online resources.  Explore some of the most important reference tools below.

Key Resources

  • Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies (3 vols.) [HIL-REF GV567 .E486 2006]

    From the introduction ... "a comprehensive and useful reference work covering all aspects of the science, social science, and medicine of sport...".  There are about 1000 entries in the 3 volumes, most of which contain references for further reading.

  • SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies [HIL-REF GV567 .M335 2008]

    The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed, and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes, and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. Key Features: offers cross referencing to assist critical thinking; includes a list of key readings for each entry; provides expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods; and gives concise, student-friendly, and authoritative entries.

  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport [HIL-REF GV567 .B48 2005 vols. 1-4]

    Levinson and Christensen's 1996 Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Time to Present (Berkshire), a three-volume resource of considerable value, serves as the basis for this new set, which considers sport from the perspective of race, ethnicity, class, and culture. Overlap between the two works is immediately recognizable: for example, many of the original contributors have returned to help shape this set, and several of the original articles, such as those on aerobics and animal rights, have undergone only minor revision. Still, there is a great deal of new material. For example, 51 of the A-through-G entries from the first set (e.g., Buzkashi, the Afghan sport of goat dragging) reappear in the new one, while 28 of the A-through-G entries (e.g., bandy, cockfighting, and chariot racing) do not. On the other hand, the new version offers 100 brand-new articles, such as "America's Cup," "Bondi Beach," "elite sports parents," and "globalization." The set also features a bibliography for each article as well as photographs, illustrations, sidebars, and an index. Bottom Line Since it now comprises many more entries (450 vs. 250), it is not surprising that the set's price has more than doubled. Still, its thoroughness recommends it to all academic and public libraries. John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From: Reed Elsevier Inc. Copyright Reed Business Information

  • Encyclopedia of sports in America [HIL-REF GV583 .E64]

    subtitle: a history from foot races to extreme sports - 2 vols.

  • Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine
    see also [HIL-REF RC1206 .O94 1994]

    This dictionary covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology, sports sociology, sports injuries, and training principles. It was compiled with the help of a team of eminent contributors and advisers; the third edition has been updated to incorporate recent advances, for example in the areas of gene technology and drug and doping regulations.

  • International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports [HIL-REF GV709 .I58 2000 vols. 1-3]

    This three-volume set acknowledges the importance of women in sports at the global level, both from a historical perspective and in light of rapid developments in the field at the close of the 20th century. About 400 topics are categorized into sports and athletic activities, women's sport in society and the culture of women's sport, health issues, organizations, events, national programs, and people. Approximately 150 articles discuss the history of particular sports, the history and current status of women's participation in each, and the basic rules of play. The 65 culture of sports articles cover issues such as aggression, media, commercialization, lesbianism and homophobia, values and ethics, and religion, as well as non- competitive aspects of sports including gender verification, drugs and drug testing, motivation, family involvement, marketing, sexual harassment, and sponsorship. Also included are biographies of 130-plus women who have been influential in the development of women's sport, as well as information on 12 active organizations and 18 international multi-sport competitions. The volumes contain many b w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Careers in Sports [HIL-REF GV734.3 .W66 2009]

    Covers every aspect of getting a good job in the sports field.  Covers all types of careers as well as different sporting organizations.

  • Directory of Psychological Tests in the Sport and Exercise Sciences [HIL-REF GV706.4 .D57 2002]

    Summarises information on over 300 psychological scales questionnaires and inventories specific to sport and exercise settings. This book features test summaries addressing exercise motivation, sport motivation, aggression, cognitive strategies, leadership cohesion and anxiety. It also includes twenty chapters organised by psychological construct.

  • Food and fitness: a dictionary of diet and exercise
    "This dictionary enables users to evaluate the claims made about different diets and types of exercise. It covers all matters relating to diet and exercise including diet methods, food supplements, sex and exercise, sports injuries, anatomy, energy-related terms, exercises for improving strength, flexibility, stamina, weight control, training methods and principles, calorie requirements of different activities, and much more."
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Merck Manual of Medical Information - Second Home Edition
    The Merck Manual (Home Edition) provides basic information on medical concepts, diseases and disorders in everyday language intended for non-specialists. This freely available online edition includes multimedia pronunciation aids, animations and video.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Oxford companion to the body

    "he Oxford Companion to the Body is a fascinating and authoritative guide to every aspect of the body. It provides concise and readable accounts of the structure and function of all the major systems of the body and the causes of disorders that affect them. Interwoven with this coverage of the science of the body, are entertaining and informative articles on social and religious attitudes to the body, and its significance for artists, philosophers and writers." [from the website]

  • Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems [HIL-REF QP11 .E539 2010]

    A non-scholarly introduction to human body sytems (respiratory, digestive, etc.) that is marred by lack of bibliographies.

 

Books

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Browse for Books

On the UNB Fredericton Campus, most books on kinesiology are in the Harriet Irving Library. To browse the library shelves for books of interest, try the following call number ranges:

GV

Sport and recreation
QP Physiology
R1 General medicine
RC 1200 Sports Medicine (includes physiotherapy)
RM Therapy and nutrition
HM Sociology
BF Psychology

Get Books from Other Libraries

If you locate resources in your search that are not available through UNB Libraries, you may be able to borrow them from another library using our document delivery service.  Visit the Document Delivery page for information about how to request resources and library policies associated with such requests.

 

Other Resources

Other Resources

In addition to articles, reference tools and book, there are a number of resources types that can be used to complement your scholarly research.  These types include reports, new articles, government documents, and statistics.  Below are listed some reliable sources of these types of information and links to the websites or tools you can use to access them.

Sport, Health and Fitness Websites

Wellness, Culture and Sport New Brunswick

Canadian Sport Centre - Atlantic Canada

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

Sport Canada

Sport Information Resource Centre

SPORTSCIENCE

Free anatomy lectures

Health and Fitness Statistics

UNB Libraries has a page devoted to the many different sources and types of statistics that are available for your use.  Click here to access our Data Services page.  For some specific health-related website, try some of the links listed below.

Health Canada

Census Program

Global Health Observatory

Other

Newspapers

CBCA Complete - All Canadian content

 

 

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Online searching is something that almost everyone does almost every day.  We are all familiar with Google's search box, and most of us contribute to the trillions of searches performed in that search engine annually.  The frequency with which we perform online searches has made us all 'pretty good' at Googling.  Everyone gets stumped eventually, however, and everyone misses things we wished we'd caught.

These video tutorials provide brief introductions to a few techniques we can use to help us when (or even before) we get stuck.  Enjoy!

Boolean Operators (Part 1)

 

This video provides a brief introduction to Boolean operators. It discusses each Boolean term that you are likely to encounter, and provides examples of what happens when they are used in online searching.

Transcript: Boolean Operators (Part 1)

Boolean Operators (Part 2)

This video complements Boolean Operators (Part 1) by describing 6 steps towards efficient and systematic use of Boolean operators in a research database. You will be walked through the process using a real research question and the popular EBSCO database CINAHL.

 

Transcript: Boolean Operators (Part 2)

Generating Synonyms

 

One of the challenges in performing a search is coming up with (and searching) all the terms that can be used to described a concept or idea. This brief video describes two great techniques you can use to help you with this.

 

Citing Your Sources

Citing your Sources

The standard citation style for kinesiology is APA (American Psychological Association).

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2nd printing [with corrections]
    HIL-REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010b

Resources

Writing and Study Skills Center

UNB Libraries and UNB Writing and Study Skills Center provide a number of brief guides to citing various types of information sources, as well as a guide to avoiding inadvertent plagiarism:

Purdue OWL

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL) maintains extensive resources and instructional material on APA style and formatting:

Zotero

Zotero is a web-based citation manager, available freely online, that allows you to create a database of references that can be organized, searched, and used to automatically construct bibliographies and reading lists in many citation styles.

  • Zotero
    (http://lib.unb.ca/guides/view/index.php/683)

 

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