Subject Guides

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

Books are a great way to get started with research. You can find print books, e-books, and videos by searching our online catalog. A list of recently-acquired Kinesiology titles is also available.

Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..

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 searching Albert, and limiting to “Reference Sources” in the pull down menu. Listed below are a few helpful resources:

Reference databases


Discover articles from many of our databases.

General Databases


Medical Aspects


Sports Psychology


Sport Sociology


Physical Education


Sports History


Sports Management and Law

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.

Creating an APA reference for a journal article: A tutorial for Kinesiology students

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.

Digitized Primary Sources

Newspaper Archives

The following do not include SMC Library's rich collection of newspaper databases. To access these, select newspapers as one of the categories from the A-Z List of Databases. Among these are the New York Times (Historical) and the San Francisco Chronicle (Historical).

  • California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) - A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the Present. Browse by title, date, or county. Includes San Francisco Call (San Francisco, 1890-1913), California Star (San Francisco, 1847-1848), Elevator (San Francisco, 1865-1898), Pacific Appeal (San Francisco, 1862-1880), Pacific Rural Press (San Francisco, 1871-1922), Weekly Alta California (San Francisco, 1849), and Wide West (San Francisco, 1854-1858).
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789 - 1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
  • Google News Archive Search - An extension of Google News that provides free access to scanned archives of newspapers and links to other newspaper archives on the web, both free and paid.
  • - The world's largest collection of online newspaper images, including hundreds of English language papers from California and around the world. SMC Library does not subscribe to this database. However, both Oakland Public Library (OPL) and San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) do. As residents of California, students are entitled to free library cards from any public library in California and can access the SFPL Newspaper Archive from anywhere with a valid SFPL card. Directions to the main SFPL from SMC.

Scholarly Journals