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This guide was designed to assist Kinesiology faculty and students with their research needs.


Finding Articles

Finding Interventions

To find studies on physical activity interventions, try using and/or combining the databases below.

Some keywords you may wish to consider are:

physical activity or exercise or fitness or physical exercise



Be sure to click the Find It button if you do not see a link to the PDF full text. If the full text is not available, you can click Borrow/Order from another library to request the item for free through interlibrary loan (ILL). The ILL process typically takes 1-2 days.

Finding Books

Searching Tips

Boolean Logic
Organize your search. Use AND, OR, or NOT to group search terms for the online catalog and databases.

Types of Searches (Keyword, title, subject, etc.)

Keyword is like Google—it finds your search term anywhere. Exact Search finds words in order. Subject, Title, Author, etc. searches are more powerful because they search only in those parts of the database.

Subject Headings Use Subject Searches (either Exact or Browse) to find database-specific terms that demonstrate what the work is ABOUT.

Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to search using root words. For example, if you type “educat*”, you will receive results including "educate"; "educates"; “educator"; "education"; "educating"; etc.

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