Kinesiology Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on kinesiology

Highly recommended:

CINAHL Provides indexing for journals in nursing and allied health fields

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (Ovid) Peer-reviewed manuscripts that add to understanding of conditioning and sport through applied exercise and sport science

MEDLINE Provides indexing for journals that cover medicine, physiology, and human biology

PLOS Medicine PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes open access, peer-reviewed journals such as PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, and PLOS Medicine

PubMed Provides citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books, which may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites

Science Direct (Elsevier) Provides access to journals for scientific, technical, and medical research

SPORTDiscus Offers coverage in sports, fitness, and related disciplines

Wiley Interscience Provides access to journals in a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences

Others to consider:

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Provides access to journals that cover the social sciences, the humanities, education, and general science

Academic OneFile (Gale) Provides access to journals that cover the social sciences, the humanities, education, and general science

Biological Abstracts - life science and biomedical research literature

Google Scholar Link to Google Scholar through the library website to authenticate yourself as a CSUMB affiliate so that when you find an article citation in Google Scholar with a "Find Text@CSUMB" link, you will be able to get to the full text of the article

SpringerLink Journals Provides access to journals that cover 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 media in the CSUMB Library's collection.

Check here for a quick list of books on:

Coaching (athletics)

Exercise science

Physical fitness

Strength and conditioning

Sports medicine

Physical education and training

Books at other libraries

Search health encyclopedias

Selected reference sources

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Encyclopedia of Global Health

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

Encyclopedia 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 kinesiology

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Association for Advanced Sport Psychology (AASP)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Sport Science, Sport Medicine & Sport Research - Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)

Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports - Scholarly Sports Sites

Government websites on health & wellness

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - "To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise."

MedlinePlus - "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand."

National Health Information Center (NHIC) - "The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC links people to organizations that provide reliable health information."

National Institutes of Health: Health Information - "The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives."

Citing your sources

APA (American Psychological Association) style guide

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010)

APA Style (APA's web site)

Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

AMA (American Medical Association) style guide

AMA Manual of Style : A Guide for Authors and Editors (CSUMB Reference Collection REF R119 .A533 2007)

AMA Manual of Style (AMA's web site)

AMA Style Guide (University of Washington Health Sciences Library)



American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certification

Certified Consultant - Association for Advanced Sport Psychology (AASP)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification

Graduate School Preparation

CSUMB Career Services

CSUMB Career Services provides support for researching graduate school options, exam information, and financial aid information.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program that prepares undergraduate first-generation and/or traditionally underrepresented students for doctoral studies through paid research opportunities, graduate school preparations, and GRE fee reduction waivers.

GRE Preparation

The library provides access to GRE Prep resources through the Testing & Education Reference Center. You will have to set up an individual account on this site, which will help you keep track of GRE practice exam results. Along with practice exams, this site also give you access to Peterson's Master the GRE 2015 study book.

Your librarian

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