HPHY 371 Physiology of Exercise
Human Physiology 371: Physiology of Exercise
University of Oregon
" 'Google' is not a synonym for 'research'."
- Robert Langdon (as written by Dan Brown)
This page should help you with your library research. Feel free to contact me with questions. You may also want to try the UO Libraries LibX Toolbar for your browser!
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Some short guides for how to use the resources below to do your literature review:1. Search PubMed for articles, especially REVIEW articles. Play this informative (if boring) screencast for details. If you'd rather have words try these links.
2. Use SportDiscus next - either to get articles that aren't review or to see if the articles here make more sense. Again here's a screencast of how I did a search with this database.
3. If you still need articles after those 2 searches, head over to Web of Science and start mining the bibliographies for more good articles. Another screencast here.
4. a. Information on using zotero is shown in the videos is below. EndNote web and Mendeley are other free resources that do the same thing.
b. You can also use the search box just under here to do your search. It will give you different results.
c. If you still have too many articles or too few, come see a librarian to talk about how to adjust your search.
Start a simple search with PubMed & SportDiscus:
The box above is searching these databases (you can search them individually too):
THE database for medical sciences. Published by the National Library of Medicine, free to anyone, but use the link here to get the UO holdings information via the FINDTEXT button. Almost all of these are peer reviewed, but they can be pretty technical.
A terrific place to get sport and exercise resources. Almost all of the dissertations and thesis are available through OregonPDF eclectronically. See my notes about OregonPDF below. You'll need to check the scholarly box to get only the peer-reviewed ones. Feel free to email me with questions.
You could also try these:
Web of Science
The Web of Science includes articles from many aspect of the sciences. Highly recommended. Almost everything here is peer reviewed.
Academic Search Premier
Broad general database. As with SportDISCUS, you'll need to check the scholarly articles box to get the peer-reviewed articles.
Google for academics. You can have it include a link to FINDTEXT in the preferences page.
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. None of these are peer-reviewed the way a journal article is. But, they have been approved by at least one professor and they are done by students getting a Master's degree or a Ph.D.
Managing your sourcesPlease use one of the following to keep track of the articles and work you find:
zotero - open source and free, but you need to install it on the computer. How to use it at the UO.
mendeley - also open source and free, you use it via a web browser, although there's an installable part.
EndNote Web - free to students/faculty/staff at the UO. A bit clunky. How to use it at the UO.
Study SkillsThe TLC website has information about for-credit classes and drop-in study skills hours. A science specialist is specifically available for drop-in study skills help 10-noon on Thursdays.
Reading in the Sciences
Learn How to Read a Science Textbook on this Wittenberg University site. It was written specifically for an introductory Chemistry class, but has applications to other science courses.The Cuesta College Academic Support Center describes a step-by-step process for reading and comprehending scientific texts.
need more information about evaluating web pages?
Evaluating a web page in 5 minutes
How to read a scientific journal article