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Kinesiology & Public Health Promotion

This is a subject guide for library resources in kinesiology and public health promotion.

Finding Articles & More


For journal articles in Kinesiology, use the most comprehensive database, Physical Education Index.

  • For a more precise search, use the online thesaurus for vocabulary to represent the concepts of your research topic.
  • Place each unique concept in a separate row. Use AND to connect concepts (for example, exercise AND lifestyle changes). Both concepts will be present in your results.
  • Limit your results to peer reviewed for abstracts from scholarly publications.

For journal articles on topics related to health and nursing, use:

For citations to articles in medical journals (and other selected biomedical literature), search:

Search ERIC for journal articles and non-journal literature on physical education in a school setting.

For journal articles on the sociological implications of sport, use Social Sciences Full Text or Sociological Abstracts.

For research on controversial topics, CQ Researcher provides a weekly report on a key national issue. Reports include a pro/con section.

To determine if a journal is available in full text in a database, search by journal title or ISSN using the Journals A-Z link in OneSearch.

Online Journals in Kinesiology

Note: Continuous keyword searching removes the filter for the journal. When keyword searching, please check the limiter: Only show content I have full access to.

Finding Articles on the Internet

Google Scholar is a good resource for scholarly articles available online.

To access articles from library databases, click settingslibrary links, then search CSU StanislausCheck all boxes for CSU Stanislaus and Open WorldCat library search. Articles available in full text in a library database or via open access will include a pdf link on the right side of the list of results.

Getting the Text of Articles

Searching a database will provide citations to scholarly journal articles and other scientific research.

To access the full-article, look for links to:

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    HTML Full-Text

 If there are no full-text links, use Find It! to see if article is available in another library subscription.

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