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FTS 100: Exercise is Medicine

Fall 2011
Here are a few suggestions for your research. Feel free to stop by the reference desk for more ideas.

Kent Kalm
Librarian: Michelle Twait

Table of Contents:

Reference Books
  • Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide
    Celestial Arts 2002 2nd edition
    Describes 50 different therapies. Covers alternative medicine options for over 200 health conditions.
    • Location(s): Ref R733 .A46 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Health and Aging
    SAGE Publications 2007
    This title covers the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. This encyclopedia also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging.
    • Location(s): Ref RA777.6 .E534 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Obesity
    Los Angeles: Sage Communications 2008
    Contains nearly 500 entries on obesity and related topics. Includes index and bibliographies.
    • Location(s): Ref RC628 .E53 2008 (v. 1-2)
  • Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
    SAGE Publications 2011
    This 4-volume set covers a variety of topics, including: conditioning and training; diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; diet and nutrition; exercise physiology, injury prevention, and sports psychology.
    • Location(s): Ref RC 1206 .E53 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases
    Facts on File 2006
    This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive reference to all types of stress, their causes, their impact on health, and how to cope with and treat them.
    • Location(s): Ref QP82.2.S8 K34 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
    SAGE Publications 2009
    Covers topics such as the neurobiology of addiction, models of addiction, sociocultural perspectives on drug use, family and community factors, prevention theories and techniques, professional issues, the criminal justice system and substance abuse, assessment and diagnosis, and more.
    • Location(s): Ref RC563.4 .E53 2009
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
    Gale Cengage 2009 3rd ed. edition
    This four-volume set covers the types of alternative medicine practiced today, conditions and diseases that are assuaged with the use of alternative therapies, and descriptions of the medicinal and health benefits associated with specific herbs and remedies.
    • Location(s): Ref R733 .G34 2009 [vol.]
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy Through Adolescence
    Thomson Gale 2005
    A guide to basic information about medical and developmental issues and illnesses; intended for non-specialists.
    • Location(s): Ref RJ 26 .G35 2011
    4 vols.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    Academic 2008
    Includes substantial articles on major disciplines in the field, research areas, and topics of public interest. Offers up-to-date and thorough coverage of mental disorders, symptoms, treatments, and psychological aspects of such topics as obesity and homelessness.
    • Location(s): Ref RC 437.G36 2008
    2 vols.
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Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress system.

  • WorldCat
    Search catalogs of other libraries; use the yellow "find it" buttons to request books through interlibrary loan.
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Find Articles
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
    1975-present; updated daily
  • Alt HealthWatch
    This database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international journals and reports. Also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing)
    Provides indexing for over 3,800 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health dating back to 1937; includes full text for more than 750 of those journals. Also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full text consumer health magazines. Provides information on health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • PsycINFO
    Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to 1840. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    The world's most comprehensive bibliographic resource for all aspects of sport and fitness. Contains bibliographic references to international practical and research literature in sport, physical fitness, active living, and physical education. This database contains over 650,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800. It provides full text for more than 440 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus.
    1800-present; updated monthly
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. For statistics, click More Data & Statistics, then click FastStats A to Z.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
Additional Resources
  • Citing Your Sources
    Learn how to cite your resources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style. In addition to these online style guides, print style guides (and The Everyday Writer) are available both at the library reference desk and at the Writing Center (Confer 232). This page also includes links to RefWorks and EndNote Web.
  • Reference Desk
    Need additional assistance? Stop by the reference desk. Librarians can point you to the best resources for your research project.

    During the academic year, the reference desk is staffed six days a week except during holidays and breaks. When classes are in session, reference librarians are available at the following times:
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00.

    You can also e-mail a librarian ( or IM/Chat with a librarian.

  • Scholarly vs. Popular vs. Trade
    Provides criteria for distinguishing between scholarly journals, popular magazine, and trade publications. From the North Carolina State University Libraries.

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