Books in the Library
Our collection of print books on physical education is regrettably small, but our catalog does link to many e-books. The Dewey decimal call number for books about the promotion of health and wellness is 613.
Search 3 databases for primary research in Physical Education
One search covers PsycARTICLES, Science Direct, and Academic Search Premier.
PsycARTICLES is a good choice for research on stress, relationships, and psychological aspects of exercise and nutrition.
Science Direct is good for research on physiological aspects of exercise and nutrition.
FIND A PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE WITH SCIENCE DIRECT
FIND A PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE WITH ALL-KNIGHT SEARCH
Tips for finding that required research article on boating safety (or stress management, binge drinking, etc.)
Use PsycINFO for any topic related to psychology and set these Search Options:
- publication type = peer reviewed journal
- methodology = empirical study
If your topic doesn't have much to do with psychology, use Science Direct, and follow this path:
- SEARCH (link in the green bar at the top)
- Journals tab
- Change SOURCE to Subscribed Journals
Academic Search Premier covers just about every topic, but many of the articles are are not the empirical research you need to find. If you do use this database limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, and be sure the article has a method section.
Many other databases include research articles on health and wellness. If you don't find what you need with these recommended databases please ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.