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EXPH 494: Exercise & Chronic Disease

Research Tips

  1. Use books and reference books, web resources, to learn about medical conditions or injuries for your presentation. See the books and web resources tabs.
  2. Search Rehabilitation Reference Center for a clinical review on your medical condition (see the practice resources tab)
  3. Use MESH Terms and the strategies in the Primary research articles tab to find primary research study articles.
  4. Use MESH Terms and the strategies in the Literature review tab to find review articles.
  5. Find ACSM Position Statements on the Web Resources Tab.
  6. Check out our other Help Guides on Literature Searching and Writing With Sources
  7. Reach a librarian for help through Ask a Librarian. Be sure to mention this course in your question.

Books & Ebooks

Search for more books in Primo.

Databases

Search Terms

Video: Keywords vs Subject headings

Subject Terms:

Primary Research Articles

Video: Tips for Identifying research studies

Box 1: exercise OR “physical activity”
Box 2: Mesh term for a medical condition
Box 3: research OR study

Advanced search in Cinahl complete database with 3 search boxes

Choose “Exact Major subject heading,” “Mesh term,” or “All subject headings” from the drop-down for box 2 (depending on the database)

Find Literature Reviews

Box 1: exercise OR “physical activity”
Box 2: Mesh term for a medical condition

Advanced search in cinahl complete database with two boxes filled

Choose “Exact Major subject heading,” “Mesh term,” or “All subject headings” from the drop-down for box 2 (depending on database)

Publication Types

Choose one or more of the following types (hold down the ctrl key to select more than one within the database menu):

  • Literature Review
  • Systematic Review
  • Meta-analysis
  • Review
  • Cochrane Review

Websites

Research Search Tools

*Note: Many of these search tools focus on health research, rather than exercise performance research

Only use these tools if you are not able to find what you need in library databases, Primo, or inside specific journals.

  • PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database): free database of over 19,000 randomized 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.
  • Trip Database – Clinical Search Engine  Clinical search tool 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.

Video Tutorials

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