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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.
Kinesiology research guide.
Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks from the California Department of Education.
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Search Academic Search Premier or Physical Education Index for journal articles on topics in physical education and kinesiology. Select peer-reviewed for articles based on a research study. For a more precise search, use the subject terms from the thesaurus for vocabulary to represent the concepts of your research topic. Use and to connect concepts (for example, soccer players and motor ability testing). Both concepts will be present in your results.
Other databases with scholarly journal articles: CINAHL Plus with Full Text for research topics relating to health and nursing, ERIC for physical education in a school setting, Social Sciences Full Text for the sociological implications of sport, and PsycINFO for research topics in psychology.
For research on controversial topics, CQ Researcher provides a weekly report on a key national issue including a pro/con section.
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Use Interlibrary Loan's online request form for copies of articles from other libraries. Articles often arrive in 1-3 working days.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance is a peer-reviewed, professional journal with information on motor skills, improving fitness, and pursuing physical activity and sport participation safely and appropriately.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport is a comprehensive professional journal offering the latest research in the art and science of human movement studies.
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ERIC tutorials created by Reed Library, SUNY at Fredonia and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical 4.0 International License.
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