Subject Guides


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

Find 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. A list of recently-acquired Kinesiology titles is also available.

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

Reference databases

Find Articles


Discover articles 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.

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.