Welcome to the Exercise Physiology Guide.
Audience: CUW undergraduate and MAT graduate students
Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)
How to Use: Resources in this guide are organized by type. Click a tab to choose the appropriate type for your information need.
See the Health Science Tools(PDF) Guide for any easy reference Chart on the features of different Databases
Healthcare Specific – Try these first
CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost) indexing for journals, and provides additional nursing and allied health research material including health care books, select conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, and quick lesson disease overviews.
ClinicalKey (Elsevier) All of Elsevier’s medical and surgical content in one resource, including books, journals, videos, and images.
The Cochrane Library (EBSCOhost) Contains three databases. The Database of Systematic Reviews contains full-text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a bibliography of controlled trials to create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews. Cochrane Clinical Answers contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill-down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.
DynaMed Plus (EBSCOhost) clinical reference tool which provides fast, easy access to the latest evidence-based information. DynaMed includes clinically-organized summaries for thousands of topics Features include: Use of a strict, evidence-based editorial process, One-click access to full-text articles, Practice-changing updates, targeted Medline searching, and more.
McGraw-Hill Medical Databases – search AccessPharmacy, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessPediatrics, and AccessSurgery in one integrated search to find the following:
- Patient Education
- Extensive Multimedia Library—A unique collection of examination and procedural videos & animations,
- Multiple Quick Reference Tools—a collection of concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice
- Self-Assessment—Extensive Q&A from leading references
MEDLINE Complete (EBSCOhost) Pubmed companion of biomedical and health journals. Topics: biomedicine, pre-clinical sciences, behavioral sciences, bioengineering, health policy development, nursing, and life sciences. It is an essential resource for health professionals and researchers. Content Includes full-text journals and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) for current biomedical journals.
Proquest Health & Medicine Databases Search all of Proquest’s health and medicine databases at the same time.
PubMed (National Library of Medicine) FREE access to over 11 million MEDLINE® citations. Mid-1960’s-present.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost-provided by Badgerlink) – Provides scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest) Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. Includes full-text titles plus dissertations in nursing and related fields. Training videos from Medcom, Inc on health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs, and many more. Multicultural reports from CultureVision are available for 30 ethnicities and 11 religions for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with respect to their beliefs and practices.
Nursing & Health Professions Premier (Ovid) Provides full-text access to nursing and allied health journals published by leading publishers.
Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC) (EBSCOhost) Evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. Content: Clinical Reviews, research instruments, more than 9,800 exercise images, key reference handbooks, guidelines from the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, nearly 1,500 relevant patient education topics in both English & Spanish, and news and clinical updates.
SPORTDiscus (Please note: This database is limited to 4 users at a time) Covers sports, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sports administration, officiating, sports law & legislation, college & university sports, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sports, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sports & exercise psychology, recreation, and leisure studies.
Use these search techniques to locate Primary Research Articles inside databases.
- 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.
- 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:
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.
- In Ebscohost databases, you can choose
“Research” under Publication Type.
4. If you get a lot of results, consider limiting by Special interest or Field as well:
You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
For General Instructions: Finding Journal Articles
Issues from the past year often require ILL or Print
ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Applied Physiology Nutrition And Metabolism
Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Clinical Journal Of Sport Medicine
European Journal of Applied Physiology
Exercise and Sport Science Reviews (More in Print)
International Journal of Exercise Science
International Journal of Obesity
International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Journal of Exercise Physiology
Journal of Physical Activity And Health
Journal of Physical Therapy
Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Journal of Professional Exercise Physiology
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Journal of The American Geriatrics Society
Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA)
Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise
New England Journal Of Medicine
Strength and Conditioning Journal
South African Journal of Sports Medicine
Sport Medicine Standards and Malpractice Reporter
You can search for books & ebooks in Primo
Library of Congress Call Numbers
Reference books are located in the short stacks in the center of the library. Need Help? Finding Encyclopedia’s Guide
|Gray’s Anatomy||REF QM 23.2 G73|
|Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy||REF RC 55 M4|
|Physicians’ Desk Reference||REF RS 75. P5|
|Human Anatomy Online||Website|
|NLM’s MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia||Website|
HealthData.gov: US health and medicine data
National Center for Health Statistics- Fast Stats Alphabetical list of stats on public health issues
National Center for Health Statistics- Health annual report Datafinder tool and free infographics
State Health Facts (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
American Fitness Professionals and Associates
American Kinesiology Association
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Clinical Exercise Physiology Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Online Reference Tools
Online Encyclopedia of Physiotherapy
Research Search Tools
PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database): free database of over 19,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible.
Pubmed PICO Search
Other Library Research Guides:
Athletic Training Resources
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