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Exercise and Sports Science: Home

Library books

A general overview of any topic can be found in a Reference book.  A good place to find a Reference book is Credo Reference.

Meredith College uses the Dewey Decimal System to organize books.  Most sport and exercise books are  cataloged in the following areas:

612            Human Physiology

618.2         Physical Therapies

617.102     Athletic and Dance Injuries

792.8          Ballet and Modern Dance

796             Athletic and Outdoor Sports and Games



Journal Articles about a Particular Subject

Articles are found in databases.  One of the best sources for articles in exercise and sport journals is the database SportDiscus.  Subjects include: sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training,disabled persons, health education, facility design & management, and much more.

Databases covering related disciplines may also contain articles of interest:

Dissertations and Theses - A database providing bibliographic access to over 8 million records of dissertations, theses and published material based on theses.

Human Kinetics  - Premier publisher of sports journals.  Database contains abstracts of articles published in their journals.  Author assigned keywords rather than uniform subject headings.

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete  - This database offers  journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.  Mix of popular and scholarly articles.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source - This database offers coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health, including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.  Mix of popular and scholarly articles.
Scopus - Scopus provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals in the sciences, enabling users search for information from thousands of high-impact research journals.
Wiley Online LibraryA multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.


How do I find a Specific Item?

How do I find an article in a particular journal?  Go to the library's web page and click on the Journal Titles tab.  Type the name of the journal,  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology for example, in the search box.  Online versions of the journal will be listed first.  This one is available from Human Kinetics, for example. The dates of coverage are listed on the right hand side of the screen.  If the library owns the journal in print or microfilm the holdings will be listed under print holdings in Carlyle Campbell Library.  

How do I find an assigned reading?  The professor says it is in the library.  Items on reserve may be located using the Course Reserve tab on the library's web page.

If the professor asks you to read an article not on reserve begin by clicking the Journal Titles tab on the library's home page. Type the name of the journal, the Journal of Biomechanics for example, in the search box. Once you have found the journal title consult the owned beginning and ending dates of that journal.  Pick a date range that contains the date of the article you are looking for.  Then find the location.  This one is not available via the computer so you will have to come to the library to access the print copies.

Am I limited to what is at Meredith?

You may borrow materials from other universities in Raleigh.

Click here to see the Cooperating Raleigh College agreement.

If a journal article is not at Meredith or a book is not at Meredith or North Carolina State University you may submit an InterLibrary Loan request.

Writing it all down

Endnote Web is a product which allows you to collect all your documentation in one place.

AMA (American Medical Assocation) publishes its own style manual describing your paper's format

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