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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.
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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:
- Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010.
- Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2011.
- The Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders. New York, N.Y. : Dorling Kindersley, 2009.
- The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. (Ref 796.069 H815) New York: Routledge, 2011.
- Sports Science Handbook : The Essential Guide to Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Science. 2 vol. (Ref 613.71 J418) Brentwood, Essex : Multi-Science, c2005.
- Understanding Fitness: How Exercise Fuels Health and Fights Disease. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
- World of Sports Science. Detroit, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2007.
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American College of Sports Medicine - Promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
American Kinesiology Association (AKA) - Promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unifed field of study and advances its applications.