Health and Wellness Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on health and wellness

Highly recommended:

SPORTDiscus coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines, including journal articles, monographs, reference sources, dissertations & theses.

CINAHL covers the fields of nursing, medicine and allied health

Health Reference Center Academic starting point for overviews, news, and journal articles on health-related subjects

MEDLINE strong on medicine, physiology and human biology

PsycINFO includes journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and related disciplines

Science Direct (Elsevier) is a collection of full-text Elsevier journals for scientific, technical, and medical research

Wiley Interscience provides full-text content of journals in a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences.

Others to consider:

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) [Multidisciplinary]

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Biological Abstracts - life science and biomedical research literature

Google Scholar - use it through the library website, for links to full text

SpringerLink Journals Includes peer-reviewed journals in life science, medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

You can find items that an instructor has placed on course reserve through the library catalog.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books from other libraries.

Physical Education and Fitness

Relaxation and Stress Management

Alternative Medicine

Ethics and Sports

Search health encyclopedias

Selected reference sources

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Encyclopedia of Global Health

Encyclopedia of Health and AgingEncyclopedia of Health Services Research

Encyclopedia of Obesity

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: Health & Nutrition

Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Modern Sports Ethics: a Reference Handbook


Selected websites on health & wellness

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC provides information on the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability, including data, statistics, and reports on all aspects of health: individual, preventative, and environmental. Useful for public health professionals, healthcare providers, researchers, travelers, scientists, policymakers, students, educators, and any individuals interested in health issues.


"MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily."

National Health Information Center (NHIC)

Health Information Resource Database includes thousands of U.S. organizations and government offices that provide health information on request. See their related website on consumer health,

National Institutes of Health: Health Information

Consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Selected websites on kinesiology

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Association for Advanced Sport Psychology (AASP)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Stark Center - Scholarly Sports Sites

Citing your sources

APA style guide

APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2010)

APA Style (APA's web site)

Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

APA Style (Nova University)

Citation Styles Handbook: APA (U. of Illinois)

Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources APA Style (U. of Wisconsin)

APA Citation Guide (Ohio State)

Citing a journal article

Here is one example of how to cite an article in a journal:

Author [Last Name, First Initial]. (Date). Article Title. Journal Title, Volume (Issue), Page Range.

Ryan, C. (2003). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: Health Concerns, Services, and Care. Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs, 20(2), 137.

Citing a website page

Here is one example of how to cite an online newspaper article with a personal author:

Author. (Date). Page Title. Periodical Title. Retrieved from [Website address].

Simpson, M.R. (February 2015). Reproductive justice matters. Huffington Post. Retrieved from

Here is one example of how to cite a website page with a corporate/organizational author:

Corporate/Organizational Author. (Date). Page Title. Retrieved from [Website address].

Planned Parenthood. (2014). Mission. Retrieved from

Citing data sets

Here is one example of how to cite data sets:

Agency/Organization. (Date). Title [Data file]. Retrieved from [Name of Database/Website].

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) to Combat Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer [Data file]. Retrieved from the Health Data Initiative database.

Your librarian

Subject librarian for Wellness, and library liaison to the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.