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California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance CAHPERD promotes healthful lifestyles through quality education and leadership to school, community, and statewide programs in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and other movement-related programs.

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Kinesiology research guide.

Online video tutorials for library resources in Kinesiology and Education including Physical Education Index, Academic Search Premier, and ERIC.

Developing a Search Strategy Tips on searching more efficiently and effectively.

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources Distinguishing between scholarly journals and popular periodicals.

ERIC Documents Tips on identifying and retrieving non-journal literature using the ERIC database.

Tests and Measurements Tests, reviews, and resources for finding testing instruments.

Finding Articles in JOPERD

To browse for online articles in JOPERD:

  • Search by title in the Library Catalog: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Click the Taylor and Francis link to see the list of available issues from 1997-present.
  • Browse the list of issues to find the volume and issue that contains the desired article.
  • Click the pdf link for the full text article.

To search for a specific online article in JOPERD:

  • Academic Search Premier indexes abstracts (summaries) of Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (JOPERD).
  • Use and to connect concepts of your research topic (for example, children and physical fitness). Both concepts will be present in your results.
  • Click the arrow for Select a Field for a dropdown menu. Select SO Journal Name. Type Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance into the search box.
  • Limit the current search to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed Journals) to retrieve results from scholarly journals. You may also limit by publication date.
  • The subject terms displayed towards the top of the screen can give you ideas for other search terms to refine your search.
  • Use linked full text to access the article pdf file.
  • Another option to retrieve the full text article is to browse the Taylor and Francis link to locate the specific volume and issue with the article you need, then manually download the pdf file.

More information about the journal can be found on the JOPERD home page.

Retrieving Full Text Articles

To retrieve a full text article, click one of these icons:


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Click Find It! to determine if an article is available in full text in another library database or in print in the University Library.



Use Interlibrary Loan's online request form for copies of articles from other libraries. Articles often arrive in 1-3 working days.

Finding Articles and More


For journal articles in Kinesiology, use the most comprehensive database, Physical Education Index.

  • For a more precise search, use the online thesaurus for vocabulary to represent the concepts of your research topic.
  • Place each unique concept in a separate row. Use AND to connect concepts (for example, exercise AND lifestyle changes). Both concepts will be present in your results.
  • Limit your results to peer reviewed for abstracts from scholarly publications.

For journal articles on topics in health and medicine, use CINAHL Plus with Full Text or Academic Search Premier.

Search ERIC for journal articles and non-journal literature in education.

For journal articles on topics in sociology, use Social Sciences Full Text or Sociological Abstracts.

For research on controversial topics, CQ Researcher provides a weekly report on a key national issue including a pro/con section.

Other databases

Finding Articles on the Internet

Google Scholar is a good resource for scholarly articles available online.

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