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Physical education / kinesiology

Liaison librarian

  • katherine [dot] hanz [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7644
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Internet Resources

Searching the Library Catalogue

For more resources in Physical education/kinesiology, consult the library catalogue: McGill WorldCat.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. histor? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words history, histories, historical, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "United Nations" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase United Nations
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. history AND (Canada OR "United States") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word history AND either Canada OR the phrase United States


Core and Additional Databases

Core databases

  • SPORTDiscus (EBSCO)- comprehensive source for sports and sports medicine journals.  Coverage includes biomechanics, drugs, exercise, kinesiology, movement science, nutrition, occupational health & therapy, physical fitness, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports & exercise psychology, coaching & education, and sports medicine.
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments (OVID)- provides access to information on approximately 15,000 measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences.  Includes instruments related to measuring physical activity level, exercise participation, etc.
  • PsycINFO (OVID) -key database for psychology. Includes citations to professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, pharmacology, physiology and linguistics.

ERIC is a key database for education, with journal articles and other education-related material such as books and reports. It is available in three interfaces (the content is identical):

Additional Databases

Selected Internet Sites

Other Resources

Related subject guides

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