Kinesiology

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Search across the four most commonly used databases for physical education and exercise science research: SPORTDiscus, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and ERIC.

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This is a comprehensive source of full text sports & sports medicine journals. More than 415 journals.
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The definitive full-text resource for education, containing more than 1,700 full-text journals with coverage dating back to 1929. Users will find indexing and abstracting for thousands of journals; full text for more than 500 books and monographs, as well as for numerous education-related conference papers; and citations for over 4 million articles, including book reviews. Subjects covered range from early childhood education to higher education, and include specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

This resource includes all content found in Education Index Retrospective, Education Full Text, and Education Research Complete, as well as more than 200 full text journals not previously available in any other database. If you wish to search these databases individually, you can find them on our A-Z list.

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ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

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ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. With an easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database, this resource provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. 

NB: Update 3/2014: ERIC has restored online access to more than 21,000 full-text ERIC Document PDFs with publication dates from 2005-2013. These are documents that were previously restricted due to privacy concerns. Restrictions also have been lifted on the release of newly indexed, copyright-cleared full text with publication dates of 2005 or greater. ERIC expects this project to be largely completed (with the possible exception of a few outlier documents) in the summer of 2014.

If you are having trouble accessing the full text of an ERIC Document, request it using Interlibrary Loan. Make sure you have the ERIC Document Number when creating your request. You can also search FDsys here as an alternative if your document was published between 1995 and 2004.

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Both researchers and practitioners will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.  Researchers will have access to a diverse but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

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With full-text coverage back to 1937, CINAHL Plus with Full Text offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides full text for more than 770 journals and full text for more than 275 books/monographs. In addition, CINAHL Plus with Full Text offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. It provides indexing of more than 4,600 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

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MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database of citations and abstracts for the disciplines of biomedicine and health, encompassing the areas of life, behavioral, and chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, or health policy development.

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From National Library of Medicine/NIH, comprehensive site of medical resources, including full-text ADAM encyclopedia, medical dictionaries, directories of doctors, hospitals and credentials, access to organizations, consumer health libraries, publications. Data on clinical research studies.

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Academic Search Premier,designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 8,200 journals in the collection. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
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This multi-source database provides indexing for over 300 journals, 1500 general interest magazines and more than 1800 medical topic overviews covering a wide range of health related topics, as well as the full text of nursing and allied health journals. The database allows users to search for articles, reports, conference notes, and other types of media, such as sound and video files, and photographs. Coverage is from 1980 to present.

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PsycINFO provides indexing coverage of all document types, including journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. The database is international in scope, covering the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology as well as relevant materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.
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A comprehensive database covering articles from over 19,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers (including over 1800 open access journals). Records cover 1966 to the present from all scientific, technical, medical, and social science fields (and some arts and humanities). Scopus has an excellent, intuitive interface that allows users to fine-tune their searches; features include author searches, cited reference searches, and alert tools.

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A tool for identifying which Brooklyn College-owned journals are available in electronic format.

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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.

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American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is an association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.

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The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) promotes the ethical practice, science, and advocacy of sport and exercise psychology.

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the nation's principal health statistics agency. NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve people's health.