Kinesiology and Health Studies

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Welcome! This is a selective guide of tools to help you do research in Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Article Indexes

Journal articles are not listed in QCAT. Use an index to find magazine and journal articles. Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic. There are different types of articles: scholarly, popular or trade.

Tip: Remember to search journal title and not article title in QCAT.

Health Studies: Key Indexes

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Collection of high-quality, independent evidence databases to inform healthcare decision-making at all levels.
Publication coverage: 1973 - present
Information related to human health and communicable diseases.
A pre-selected group of 10 citation, abstract and full-text databases covering literature published in health & medicine. Each database can be searched separately but they also can be searched as a group, from this starting point.
Publication coverage: 1972-
Covers a wide variety of disciplines including social sciences, biological sciences, business, statistics, environmental studies, industrial health and safety. Indexes journals, newspapers, trade publications, reports, dissertations and more.
Publication coverage: Publication coverage: 1948 –
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library

Over 19 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1948. Also includes links to sites providing full text articles and related resources. Mobile access available.

PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials and specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.

Kinesiology: Key Indexes

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Publication coverage: 1950 - present
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library

MEDLINE(R) provides comprehensive coverage of research in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. It contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from over 4,600 biomedical journals from over 70 countries.
Publication coverage: Publication coverage: 1948 –
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library

Over 19 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1948. Also includes links to sites providing full text articles and related resources. Mobile access available.

Physical and Health Education: Key Indexes

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Publication coverage: 1970 - present
Subject coverage includes physical and health education, physical therapy, sports medicine, dance, sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, business, coaching and more.
Publication coverage: 1800 - present
Access restricted to the Queen's community (4 user limit)
Abstracts and indexes international journals in the fields of sport, fitness, exercise and related disciplines, as well as books, dissertations, conference proceedings, and reviews.

Other Useful Databases/Indexes

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A pre-selected group of 4 ABI/INFORM databases. Each database can be searched separately but they also can be searched together from this starting point.
Publication coverage: Varies with publication
Indexes articles newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.
Collection of monograph publications from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres working in the area of health and medical research.
Publication coverage: 1982 - present
CINAHL covers the major English language journals in the areas of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other allied health fields such as respiratory technology, x-ray technology, etc. Topics covered by this database include patient care, health promotion, professional issues for health care workers, patient education, rehabilitation, and other related subjects.
Publication coverage: 1966 - present
Print holdings: Full-text of documents on microfiche in the Education Library: 1966 - present

Major index to North American research in the field of education and education-related topics, with document fulltext where available.

Also available via Institute of Education Sciences (IES) - Free access
Publication coverage: 1972 - present
Gender Studies, Sexual Diversity, and Family and Social Studies.
Publication coverage: 1975 - present
Ovid Healthstar contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes, effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower, health insurance, health policy, health services research, health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance licensure; and accreditation.
Publication coverage: 1806-
Citations to, and summaries of, physical education topics from a psychological perspective.
Publication coverage: 1952 - present
Comprehensive index to the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present

Find articles on a broad spectrum of topics. Can be used to search for articles which cite another author or article.

Books and E-books

Books

To find books in our collection, search QCAT by author, title, subject heading, or keyword.

Title Searching

If you know the exact title of the book you want, search QCAT by Title:

Social determinants of health

Author Searching

To find books by a particular person, search QCAT by Author:

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Keyword Searching

Keyword searching enables you to search using a single word or a combination of words which you consider to be the "key" or main focus of your topic. A keyword search checks authors, titles, and subject headings for key words on a topic. Identify main or key concepts about your topic.

To find books on steroid use in sports, search QCAT by Keyword:

steroids and sports

Think of related words and perform additional keyword searches. By substituting related words for the main concepts, many other searches can be generated.

drugs and athletics

Subject Searching

Look at a title's full record to see its subject headings. Subject headings provide another search method and give you ideas for keywords.

To find books on steroid or drug use in sports, search QCAT by Subject Heading:

Doping in sports
Anabolic steroids--Health aspects

To find books about a particular person, search QCAT by Subject Heading:

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Examples of subject headings about Kinesiology and Health Studies:

Health Behavior
Hockey--Canada--Biography
Olympics--History
Public health--Social aspects
Sports--Physiological aspects
Sports medicine

E-books

Many individual electronic books are available within e-book collections. Some collections have individual book records in QCAT, but many do not. To limit your QCAT Search session, choose E-books from the drop-down menu.

E-book Collections

Health and Life Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

E-book collections of note include:

Books@Ovid

Canadian Electronic Library - Health Collection

Canadian Electronic Library - Public Policy Collection

Canadian Social Trends   1986 - 2012 (continued by Insights on Canadian Society)

Insights on Canadian Society   2012 - present (continues Canadian Social Trends)

MyiLibrary

Scholars Portal Books

Springer E-books

E-books available on the Web:

AccessMedicine

Google Book Search

National Academies Press

NLM Bookshelf

Citation and Style Guides

http://library.queensu.ca/help/cite-sources

Dictionaries

  • Health Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical and Health Education

  • Health Studies:

    A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition
    Oxford Reference Online

    The Dictionary of Health Education
    REF RA440 .D53 2010

    Dictionary of Public Health
    Oxford Reference Online

    Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise
    Oxford Reference Online

    Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary


    Kinesiology:

    The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine
    Oxford Reference Online
    REF QT13.098 1998 (Health Sciences)


    Physical and Health Education:

    A Dictionary of Sports Studies
    Oxford Reference Online

    Encyclopedias


    Health Studies:

    Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health

    Encyclopedia of Health Services Research

    Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
    REF QU145 .E56 2005

    Encyclopedia of Public Health. Set


    Kinesiology :

    Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

    Encyclopedia of Sports Science
    REF GV558 .E53 1997

    Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 3rd Ed

    World of Sports Science
    RC1206 .W67 2007


    Physical and Health Education :

    Encyclopedia of International Games
    REF GV721 .B45 2003

    Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies
    REF GV567.E486 2006 v. 1-3

    Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

    The Encyclopedia of North American Sports History
    REF GV567 .H518 1992

    Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society

    Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement
    REF GV721.5 .H546 2004

    Encyclopedia of Women and Sport in America
    REF GV709 .E53 1998

    Native Americans in Sports
    REF GV583 .N34 2004

    Sport and Physical Education: the Key Concepts

    Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

    Sports Culture an A-Z Guide

    Women in Sport
    REF RC1218 .W65 W664 2000

    Handbooks

  • Health Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical and Health Education

  • Health Studies:

    Handbook for Health Care Research

    Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health
    RA441 .R68 2011


    Kinesiology:

    Data Analysis and Research for Sport and Exercise Science: a Student Guide

    Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine

    Sports Science Handbook: the Essential Guide to Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Science
    REF GV558 .J46 2005


    Physical and Health Education:

    Fitness Professional's Handbook
    GV481 .H734 2007

    Handbook of Sports and Media
    GV742 .H35 2006

    Handbook of Sports Economics Research
    GV716 .H36 2006

    Handbook of Sports Studies
    GV558 .H36 2000

    Research methods in physical education and youth sport
    GV361 .R48 2012

    Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology : a Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners
    GV706.4 .R68 2010

    Routledge Handbook of Sports Sponsorship: Successful Strategies

    Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory, and Practice

    Sports: The Complete Visual Reference
    REF GV704 .S663 2000

    Selected Websites

    American Kinesiology Association

    Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

    The Canadian Association for Leisure Studies website provides information about the association and its activities. It also provides links to other Canadian and International Organizations involved in this area of study.

    Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity / Association Canadienne pour l'Advancement des Femmes du Sport et de l'Activitie Physique (CAAWS/ACAFS)

    Canadian organization which addresses issues relating to girls and women in sport and physical activity.

    Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

    This organization seeks to improve the well-being of Canadians through research and communication of information about physically active lifestyles. The website includes survey's, statistical publications, research projects, news releases and links to International Organizations.

    Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    Canadian Kinesiology Alliance

    Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

    Includes links to resources for fitness professionals and to the Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology. Also contains information about upcoming conferences and certificate programmes.

    Health Canada

    Health Evidence

    Provides a searchable database of current reviews of the research literature.

    Ministry of Education

    Provides information on Ontario school curriculum for health and physical education.

    National Institutes of Health (US)

    Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

    Provides information on physical and health education for children and youth.

    Public Health Agency of Canada: Canadian Best Practices Portal

    Sport Canada

    Excellent site for information on sport in Canada. Contains links to major Canadian and international games and sporting events; sport news releases; Canadian sport links; selected government publications on sport; and Canadian Olympic and Paralympic results.

    Sport Information Resource Centre/Centre de Documentation pour le Sport (SIRC/CDS)

    Comprehensive site providing information on SIRC's Products and Services; Sport Organizations in Canada and Around the World; SIRC's International Conference Calendar; and the North American Sport Library Network.

    WHO - World Health Organization

    Theses

    [Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil on the Nature of Fire; Pen and Paper; Albert Einstein's Dissertation]

    Queen's

    To find theses and dissertations produced at Queen's, search the following:

    Canada

    Repositories

    Search for full text of open access dissertations and theses by searching the following sites:

    United States

    International

    TIP: The Library sometimes can have a copy of a dissertation from another university--either purchased by the Library, or purchased by an individual student or faculty member and later donated to the library collection so always check QCAT.

    Multimedia

    You should always cite the source of an image used in a paper, lab report, presentation or seminar.

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    Finding Images

    Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

    Health Sciences Multimedia

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Image Bank

    Public Health Image Library (PHIL)