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|Getting Research Assistance||Library Catalog||Catalog Tips||Databases||Database Tips||Websites|
Just getting started?
Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.
Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.
Other Useful Guides
|Guide to the Library||Using Databases||Citation Guide|
Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!
Call number areas to browse
|Biomechanics||QP303, RC1235||Bowling||GV903||First Aid & Safety||RC86.8-RC88|
|Foundations of Physical Education||GV201-GV555||Golf||GV965-GV979||Human Anatomy||QM1-QM695|
|Human Physiology||QP1-QP981||Job Opportunities||GV733-GV734.3||Jogging||GV1061|
|Karate||GV1114.3||Nutrition||TX341-TX641||Physical Fitness||GV481, RA781|
|Softball||GV881.4||Sports Medicine||RC1206-RC1218||Sports Officiating||GV735|
|Weight Liftting / Training||GV546-GV546.6||Yoga||B132, BL1238, RA781.67-RA781.7||Cycling / Mountain Biking||GV1041-GV1056|
|Sports – Psychological Aspects||GV706.4|
The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.
|The Physiology of the Joints: Annotated Diagrams of the Mechanics of the Human Joints||REF QP303 .K3613 1982|
|Modern Sports Ethics: A Reference Handbook||REF GV706.3 .L84 2009|
|Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports||REF GV749.7 .E53 2009|
|The Sports Rules Book||REF GV731 .H85 2009|
The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.
To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Kinesiology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Kinesiology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
|Preparing for the Athletic Trainers’ Certification Examination||GV428.7 .C37 1995|
|The Runner’s Edge||GV1061.5 .M345 2010|
|Smart Cycling: Promoting Safety, Fun, Fitness, and the Environment||GV1041 .S56 2011|
|The Ethics of Doping and Anti-Doping: Redeeming the Soul of Sport?||RC1230 .M645 2010|
|Find More Physical Education and Training||Find More Sports||Find More Weight Training|
To search the Library Catalog for books about Kinesiology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Kinesiology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
|Focused for Tennis||netLibrary eBook|
|Fit for Golf: A Personalized Conditioning Routine to Help You Improve Your Score, Hit the Ball Farther, and Enjoy the Game More||netLibrary eBook|
|Nolan Ryan: Texas Fastball to Cooperstown||netLibrary eBook|
|Women in Sport||netLibrary eBook|
|Find More Softball||Find More Yoga||Find More Orienteering|
To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Kinesiology or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Kinesiology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.
|Biomechanics of the Body||QP303 .B56 2008|
|Dynamic Tennis Warm-Ups||GV1002.9 .T7 D9 2004|
|Speed and Explosive Training for Volleyball||GV1015.5 .T73 S64 2006|
|Core Performance: Soccer||GV943.9 .T7 C67 2004|
|Find More Sports||Find More Physical Fitness||Find More Yoga|
To search the Library Catalog for books about Kinesiology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Kinesiology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.
|Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness||Periodicals Collection|
|Sports Illustrated||Periodicals Collection|
|Men’s Health||Periodicals Collection|
The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.
Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email email@example.com
If the item is not available in the catalog:Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!
Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
|Academic Search Complete||Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.|
|CINAHL Plus (Current Index to Nursing and Allied-Health Literature||Major full-text database in Nursing and Allied Health, with over 560 journals, and more than 600,000 articles dating back to 1937.|
|ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)||Over 2,200 educational digests, plus citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.|
|Films On Demand||High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.|
|Health Reference Center Academic||Full-text from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health sources: journals, reference books, pamphlets.|
|Health Source: Consumer Edition||Full text consumer health information from 150 sources on medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.|
|Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition||Full text from some 550 scholarly medical journals, plus citations and abstracts from 850 others.|
|HighWire Press (Stanford University)||Includes The Largest Archive Of Free Full-Text Science Journals With One Million Plus Free Full-Text Articles.|
|MedlinePlus||Medical research; National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database with Medical Subject Headings.|
|Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection||Nearly 575 full-text publications, including some 550 peer-reviewed journals, in psychiatry, psychology, and related fields.|
|STAT!Ref||Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, DSM-IV-TR, ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books.|
Finding the right database:
If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.
If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab
If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.
Accessing Databases from Home:You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interlibrary Loan (ILL):If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm
Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed SourcesScholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.
Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.
|American Kinesiology Association||americankinesiology.org|
|Anatomy and Physiology (Internet Public Library 2)||ipl2.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6844&parent=6840|
|American Association for Health Education||aahperd.org/aahe/index.cfm|
|American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation||aahperd.org/aapar/index.cfm|
|American College of Sports Medicine||acsm.org|
|American Medical Society for Sports Medicine||amssm.org|
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||eatright.org|
|American Society of Biomechanics||asbweb.org|
|College Athletic Trainers’ Society||collegeathletictrainer.org|
|National Athletic Trainers’ Association||nata.org|
|Nutrition and Diet (Internet Public Library 2)||ipl2.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6898&parent=6840|
|Women’s Health (Internet Public Library 2)||ipl2.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6914&parent=6840|
|National Association for Girls and Women in Sport||aahperd.org/nagws/index.cfm|
|National Association for Sport and Physical Education||aahperd.org/naspe/index.cfm|
|National Dance Association||aahperd.org/nda/index.cfm|
|American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance||aahperd.org|
|Explore Health Careers||explorehealthcareers.org/en/home|
|ChooseMyPlate (food, nutrition, & health; U.S. Department of Agriculture)||choosemyplate.gov|
|The Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library||merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html|
|Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary||merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwmedsamp?book=Medical&va=sample|
|Drug Digest (drug information)||drugdigest.org/wps/portal/ddigest|
|Drugs at FDA (drug information from U.S. Food and Drug Administration)||accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/|
|PDRhealth (Physicians’ Desk Reference)||pdrhealth.com|
|Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)||aausports.org|
|National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)||ncaa.org|
|Outdoor Adventures Network||myoan.net|
|Sports Know How (sports rules, history, field & court dimensions, and how-to)||sportsknowhow.com/index.html|
|Amateur Softball Association (ASA)||asasoftball.com|
|Major League Baseball (MLB)||mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp|
|National Basketball Association (NBA)||nba.com|
|National Softball Association (NSA)||playnsa.com|
|Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)||pba.com|
|Professional Golfers Association (PGA)||pga.com/home|
|United States All-Around Weightlifting Association (USAWA)||usawa.com|
|United States Martial Arts Association (USMA)||wwmaa.org|
|United States Tennis Association (USTA)||usta.com|
|USA Badminton (USAB)||teamusa.org/USA-Badminton.aspx|
Getting research assistance . . .
Subject LibrarianSarah Palacios-Wilhelm
|Email: email@example.com||Phone: 936.273.7393||Office: bldg. F-161|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Phone: 936 273 7390|
Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/kinesiology-dept.htm
|Name||Phone Number||Office Number|
|Brad Mitchell, Associate Professor||Brad.L.Mitchell@lonestar.edu||936.271.6307||A113|
|Kevin McKinney, Professor||Kevin.W.McKinney@lonestar.edu||936.273.7332||A113|
|Scott Hankosky, Adjunct Professor||Scott.A.Hankosky@lonestar.edu||936.273.7097||A117|
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