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Resources for Health/Exercise Science


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This bibliography contains information on health, nutrition, fitness, sports, sports medicine, and physical education. It is not a complete list. Government documents, for example, will have many useful sources in addition to the things listed here. Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance.

Table of Contents:

Indexes and Databases
For more information and additional suggestions, visit the Databases Guide for Health & Exercise Science.
  • 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
  • In Related Fields
  • 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.
    1937-present
  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessment Database, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and About the Cochrane Collaboration Database. Note: This subscription allows for one user at a time, and access from on campus only.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    This full-text database provides consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream medicine to the perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, and men's & women's health. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • 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).
  • PubMed
    The primary source for scholarly information in the health sciences. This database is provided by the National Library of Medicine and indexes scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Many links to full text are included for articles older than six months. Most of this database may also be searched in the ProQuest interface as MEDLINE.
    1966-present
  • Science Reference Center
    This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and journals. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
    The Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
    1997-present
Reference Works
  • On Human Health
    • A-Z of Medicinal Drugs
      Oxford: Oxford UP 2000
      Offers brief coverage of drugs, with around 5,000 entries on over-the-counter, pharmacy, and prescription medicines. Also addresses classes of drugs such as antibiotics, generic names such as ibuprofen, and proprietary names such as Prozac and Arthrotec, as well as side effects and interactions.
    • CRC Desk Reference in Nutrition
      CRC Press 2011 3rd ed. edition
      The CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition concisely defines hundreds of terms used in nutrition science, providing quick answers to questions encountered by physicians, nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists, and students in their day-to-day work and research. Reflecting the hybrid nature of nutrition science, the book collects terms from biochemistry, molecular biology, and other related disciplines in one convenient volume. In the CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition key information on nutrition topics from Additives to Vitamins is alphabetized, summarized, tabulated, and illustrated.
      • Location(s): Ref QP 141 .B523 2011
    • Encyclopedia of Human Biology
      San Diego: Academic 1997 2nd ed. edition
      Offers articles on topics in human biology, ranging from behavior, biochemistry, genetics and psychology to medical research. There is an index to the set in the final volume.
      • Location(s): Ref QP 11 .E53 1997
    • Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
      Amsterdam: Elsevier 2005 2nd ed. edition
      A source of highly technical, scientific articles on all aspects of nutrition, covering topics in depth.
      • Location(s): Ref QP 141 .E526 2005
    • Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise
      Oxford: Oxford UP 1997
      Covers various topics relating to diet and exercise including diet methods, food supplements, sports injuries, anatomy, energy-related terms, exercises for improving strength, flexibility, stamina, weight control, training methods and principles, and calorie requirements of different activities.
    • Mayo Clinic Health Book
      New York: Morrow 1996 2nd ed. edition
      A guide to health written for the layperson. Includes helpful diagrams and illustrations as well as detailed information on health problems. Note that the publication date will preclude its inclusion of the most recent research and treatment.
      • Location(s): Ref RC 81 .M473 1996
    • Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease
      Philadelphia: Lippincott 2006 10th ed. edition
      A classic textbook, recently updated.
      • Location(s): Ref QP 141 .M64 2006
    • Wellness Encyclopedia
      Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1991
      Emphasizes wellness rather than illnesses, covering such topics as "healthy diet," "aerobic activities," and other topics in accessible language.
      • Location(s): Ref RA 776 .W436 1991
  • On Sports and Fitness
    • The Rule Book
      New York: St. Martin's Pr. 1983
      Illustrated guide containing history, rules and summaries of over fifty sports ranging from the popular sports such as football and baseball to the lesser known such as snooker.
      • Location(s): Gen Coll GV 731 .R75 1983
    • Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
      New York: Scribner's 2004
      Contains lengthy explorations of the leisure activities of various communities in the US as well as pursuits such as baseball, marathons, tourism, and concepts such as leisure class and television's impact on popular leisure.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 53 .E53 2004
    • Encyclopedia of Sports Science
      New York: Macmillan Reference 1997
      The first half of this encyclopedia examines different sports and the basic science concepts behind various aspects of the sport. The second part examines the physiology of sports with topics ranging from body composition to vision.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 558 .E53 1997
    • Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present
      Santa Barbara: AVC-Clio 1996
      Covers over 300 sports and their origins, development, and practice.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 567 .E56 1996
    • International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
      New York: Macmillan Reference 2001
      This unique resource contains entries focusing on women's roles in individual sports, in sports in regions and nations throughout the world, in sports events, and in sports organizations. Health issues and general issues such as advertising and youth sports are also covered. Biographies of major figures in women's sports are included.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 709 .I58 2000
    • Dictionary of Sports Quotations
      London: Routeledge 1987
      Arranged by sport or topic, with subject and author indexes. A good place to get short comments on sports and sports issues.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 706.8 .D53 1987
    • 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
    • Sports: The Complete Visual Reference
      Provides overviews of sports explaining its rules and the equipment used. Numerous drawings show layouts of field, equipment, and techniques.
      [Resource no longer available]
    • Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are and How They Influenced Sports in America
      Phoenix: Oryx, 1998 2nd ed. edition
      Covers history, including Olympics, gives biographical sketches, and includes a list of resources.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 697 .A1 W69 1998
    • The Complete Book of the Olympics
      Aurum Press 2004
      Contains statistics of the top performers in each Olympic category through the 1980 games. Also gives anecdotes of famous competitions.
      • Location(s): Ref GV 721.5 .W25 2004
Browsing for Books
Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the field of health and exercise science.
  • GV
    • 191.2-200.66 Outdoor Life (including camping, spelunking, survival, mountaineering, hiking, etc.)
    • 201-555 Physical Education and Training
    • 561-1198 Sports
  • QM Human Anatomy
  • QP Physiology
  • R Medicine
  • RA Public aspects of medicine
  • RB Pathology
  • RC
    • 86-88 First Aid
    • 1200-1245 Sports Medicine
  • RM Thereputics and Pharmacology


Journals
Additional journals may be available in full text through various subscription databases.
Print journals are housed in the periodicals collection on the first floor of the library.
  • Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
    v.7(2001)-
  • American Journal of Health Education
    v.22(1991)-
  • Bicycling
    LIBRARY RETAINS LATEST 10 YEARS IN PRINT.
  • Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
    v.42(1996-1997)-
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
    v.52(1981)-
  • Journal of School Health
    v.45(1975)-
  • Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    v.12(1990)-
  • Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
    v.10:no.1(1970)-
  • Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
    v.24:no.1(2005:Jan.)-
  • Journal of the American Dietetic Association
    v.18(1942)-
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
    v.12(1980)-
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
    v.51(1980)-
  • Runners World
    RETAINS LATEST 10 YEARS IN PRINT
  • Strategies
    v.18(2005)-
  • Successful Coach and Athletic Director
    v.79(2009)-
Websites
  • Consumer Health and Health Education
  • CDC Health Topics A-Z
    Links to information about public health and disease from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Go Ask Alice
    A Q&A page on relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine and other drugs, and general health, provided by Columbia University's Health Education Program. Answers to sometimes convtroversial questions are given in an informal, frank style.
  • MedlinePlus
    A layperson's portal to information compiled by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Includes information on over 650 health topics and an online medical encyclopedia.
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Evidence
    This site provide evidence-based medicine resources, including a peer reviewed journal publishing systematic reviews of important clinical conditions. Clinical Evidence reviews published between 2003 and two years ago are available for free through PubMed Central.
    2003 - 2 years ago
  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessment Database, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and About the Cochrane Collaboration Database. Note: This subscription allows for one user at a time, and access from on campus only.
  • PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database
    PEDro is a database of over 19,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible.
  • Trip Database
    A clinical search tool designed to help health professionals to identify clinical evidence for clinical practice. Register for a free account for additional features, such as collaborative tools.
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition.gov
    A portal to government information on nutrition, food safety, dietary guidelines, and more.
  • Sports
  • Sports Directory A-Z
    From the World Wide Virtual Library of Sport, an alphabetical list of Web resources on sports throughout the world.
  • Statistics
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