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Exercise Physiology Guide

Welcome to the Exercise Physiology Guide.

Audience: CUW undergraduate and MAT graduate students

Help Available: Please contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)

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Evidence-Based Practice Guide
APA Citation Style Guide

Use these search techniques to locate Primary Research Articles inside databases.

  1. Add the following row of keywords to your search: (methods AND results) OR methodology OR “case study” OR “research” OR “study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box (see first example below).

Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.

  1. Filter by Document Type: on the Advanced Search page choose Case Study or Research under Document Type or Publication Type. In ProQuest databases, it looks like this:

ProQuest advanced search document type: case study

All of these results are generally primary research articles, but not all primary research is a case study, so you will likely be missing some primary research articles on your topic by searching this way.

  1. In Ebscohost databases, you can choose 
    “Research” under Publication Type.

 Publication type box research selected

4. If you get a lot of results, consider limiting by Special interest or Field as well:

Sports medicine highlighted in Special interest box

You can search for books & ebooks in Primo


For General instructions: Finding Books

Find a Specific Book or Chapter

Library of Congress Call Numbers

QP300           Exercise and human physiology
TX361.A8     Athletic and exercise-based nutrition


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Reference books are located in the short stacks in the center of the library. Need Help? Finding Encyclopedia’s Guide

Gray’s AnatomyREF QM 23.2 G73
Merck manual of diagnosis and therapyREF RC 55 M4
Physicians’ Desk ReferenceREF RS 75. P5
Human Anatomy OnlineWebsite
NLM’s MedlinePlus Medical EncyclopediaWebsite

Health Statistics Online

Background Information


Research Search Tools

Working on a literature review? Try one of these online tools to find additional research studies and grey literature. Search for the article title in Primo to find to full-text.


PICO Search Tools

  • PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database):
    free database of over 19,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
  • Trip Database – Clinical Search Engine  Clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Registered users (registration is free) benefit from extra features such as CPD, search history, and collaborative tools.
  • SumSearch
    Search Pubmed using PICO

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