Human Physiology Research Guide

Human Physiology & Sport

The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in Exercise & Movement Science. For further assistance, contact Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, subject specialist for Exercise Science and Sports.

Finding Articles

To look for articles in journals, newspapers, or magazines, you will need to start with an index. An index will allow you to look by subject or a few keywords which describe your topic or by author.

Biological/Medical Articles

  • PubMed
    THE database for medical sciences. Published by the National Library of Medicine, free to anyone, but use THIS link to get the UO holdings information via the FINDTEXT button.
  • Web of Science
    The Web of Science includes articles from many aspect of the sciences. Highly recommended.
  • SPORTDiscus
    Sport Discus provides extensive, interdisciplinary coverage of sport-related topics from approximately 300 sport and physical education periodicals from 1949 to present.
  • Cochrane Library
    Top evidence based medicine reviews and trials.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Journals focusing on many medical disciplines and especially nursing and allied health.
  • OregonPDF in Health and Performance (was Kinesiology Publications)
    Lists theses and dissertations in all fields of health as it relates to physical activity, physical fitness, activities of daily living, work, sport and athletics, recreation, dance, and play.
  • MEDLINE 
    Based on Pubmed, the primary database for the medical sciences. Smaller and with nice user features.
  • Biosis
    BIOSIS covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas. Coverage includes traditional areas of biology, as well as related fields such as plant and animal science, agriculture, pharmacology and ecology. 
  • Academic Search Premier
    ASP provides full text for over 3,600 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 4,500 journals. This is a good database to use if you're researching a multidisiplinary aspect of exercise or sport.
  • Google Scholar
    Google for academics. Be sure to set up LIBRARY LINKS in Scholar Preferences, either from the gear icon on the black navigation bar or by setting it up from the page below:
    http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/librarylinks.html

ATC resources

  • PubMed
    THE database for medical sciences. Published by the National Library of Medicine, free to anyone, but use THIS link to get the UO holdings information via the FINDTEXT button.
  • SPORTDiscus
    Sport Discus provides extensive, interdisciplinary coverage of sport-related topics from approximately 300 sport and physical education periodicals from 1949 to present.
  • Web of Science
    The Web of Science includes articles from many aspect of the sciences. Highly recommended.
  • OregonPDF in Health and Performance (was Kinesiology Publications)
    Lists theses and dissertations in all fields of health as it relates to physical activity, physical fitness, activities of daily living, work, sport and athletics, recreation, dance, and play.
  • Cochrane Library
    Top evidence based medicine reviews and trials.
  • Academic Search Premier
    ASP provides full text for over 3,600 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 4,500 journals. This is a good database to use if you're researching a multidisiplinary aspect of exercise or sport.
  • SMART imagebase 
    The Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase is a collection of 11,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics.
  • PsycNet, 1984 to present
    PsycNet covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and others from 1872 to the present. Often a good database to find the psychological attendants of a specific sport.
  • SocAbstracts
    For a more sociological perspective on sport, use SocAbstracts. Citations are included from 1963 to the present, with abstracts included from 1974 to the present.

Consumer Health

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition 
    Excellent coverage on nutrition, exercise, medical self-care, drugs and alcohol, and much more.
  • Medic Latina
    Medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers in native Spanish. A wide range of topics are covered including neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, and hematology.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Miscellaneous Resources 

  • Journal Impact Factor
    • Journal Citation Reports - a measure of the relative importance of a specific journal in it's academic discipline. This one now includes the Eigen Factor.
    • Related information about the relative ranking of journals is at the Eigen factor  web site. Some international journals can be found with the SCImago Journal and Country Rank index. (This used to be Journal Citation Report (JCR) information.)

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Finding Books

  • UO Library Catalog
    Identify books by topic, title or author; identify journals and magazines owned by the UO Library. To find journal articles on your topic, use the databases listed in the section above. Once you have a citation, you can check the library catalog by doing a title search on the name of the journal to see if we have it here.
  • Summit Union Catalog
    Orbis Cascade is a consortium of libraries that doubles our collection. You can borrow books not owned by the UO Library by selecting the Request Item option. Orbis works only for books. If you want to request a journal articles, you'll need to fill out an interlibrary loan form.
  • WorldCat
    Worldcat provides access to library catalogs from around the world. The database contains bibliographic records describing books, journals, maps, musical scores, manuscripts, etc.

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Finding Images

  • SMART imagebase
    The Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase is a collection of 11,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics.
  • John Martin Rare Book room images
    These unique sets of several hundred images from the 5,000 volume John Martin Rare Book Room have been selected from some of the more striking works in the collection and include illustrations relating to anatomy, physiology, surgery, obstetrics, and therapeutics. An effort has been made to avoid duplicating the work of other digitizing projects relating to the history of medicine and to include only those images not already scanned in high resolution.
  • Creative Commons
    You can uncheck the commercial purposes box in the upper right next to the search box. Enter your terms and see what you find in each of the tabs. It includes google images and Flickr.
  • UO Athletics historic photos digitized
    University Archives documents, photographs, physical objects, and audiovisual materials tell the story of athletics at the University of Oregon. More than just statistics of accomplishments, this is the story of people and events that changed athletics at the University of Oregon over the past 110 years. It is also the story of athletics in higher education: the relationship and the issues involved between athletics and the academy over time.
     
  • From the National Library of Medicine:
    Visible Human project - online images here. There are also CDs of this in the Anatomy study room in the Science Library
    Online exhibitions - lots of online images here, although you'll have to click through lots of pages to find them.
    3D print exchange - models and files to download are added regularly, like Thingiverse for science. 
     
  • Gray's Anatomy 1918 images
    From the website: "The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings many in color from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn."
     
  • BioVisions
    From the website: "Research in the biological sciences often depends on the development of new ways of visualizing important processes and molecules. ... The continuing quest for new and more powerful ways to communicate ideas in biology is the focus of BioVisions at Harvard University."

Web Resources

 

Created by annie on Aug 9, 2012 Last updated Oct 20, 2014