Subject Guides


Welcome to your Kinesiology subject guide. Click the blue banners below to connect to key resources for Kinesiology.

Books and films

Books are a great way to get started with research. You can find print books, e-books, and videos by searching our online catalog for specific keywords:

Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..


Advanced Search

You can also search the full-text of the over 80,000 e-books:

Reference books (encyclopedias and handbooks) are another great way to get started on a new topic. You can find all reference material by search Albert, and limiting to “Reference Sources” in the pull down menu. Listed below are a few helpful resources:

Article databases


Discover articles and books from many of our databases.


General Databases


Medical Aspects


Sports Psychology


Sport Sociology


Physical Education


Sports History


Sports Management and Law

Citing and writing
APA Citation

The accepted format for citing sources in the social sciences is the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). For help citing the most common sources, please refer to the Library's APA Format Guide. Additional APA citation resources include the Purdue OWL for APA Style and the APA Style Blog.

The Writing Center

The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or drop in for a session if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, stop by the first floor of De La Salle Hall (next to Hagerty Lounge), or call: 925-631-4684.

Health Statistics

Statistics Databases

Statistics Encyclopedias and Handbooks


Center for Health Statistics, Office of Health Information and Research - Statistical reports on health for California.

Health data summaries for California counties

Healthy California 2010

State Health Stats - From Kaiser Family Foundation; compare states.

United States

National Center for Health Statistics - Tabs on the right link to Aging, Births, Deaths, Disease, Health Insurance, Physical Activities

CDC FASTSTATS - Centers for Disease Control's statistical summaries on topics of public health importance

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

Health, United States.  (Ref 362.1 H349) Publisher Hyattsville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, annual

Vital Statistics of the United States - From the National Center for Health Statistics.  Some also available in print (Ref 317.3 N213 and Ref 317.3 N213a)


World Health Organization.  Global Health Observatory.  Data Depository.

World Health Organization - Data and Statistics.

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