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
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.
What do I do if I find a relevant journal article, but it is really old?
Science Citation Index helps you find similar more recent research that references the older article.
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.
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