of Physical Education and Recreation
Departmental Research Guide
LC Call Nos. - - - 2.
Finding Articles - - - 3.
Reference Collection - - - 4.
PE Faculty - - - 5.
Professional Societies - - - 6.
This research guide relays some basic information on library
and information resources pertaining to the concerns of this
department, as provided by University Libraries and/or sites
on the World Wide Web.
To Shelf-Browse for Books (using main Library
of Congress Subject Divisions)
on subjects associated with this field are shelved under
the call number ranges listed below. Use TOPCAT
to search for specific items in the collection, or more
Education (General), L7 - L991 ------- History of
Education, LA5 - LA2396 ------- Theory and Practice
of Education, LB5 - LB3640 ------- Teaching (Principles
and Practices), LB1025 - LB1050.7 ------- Special
Aspects of Education, LC8 - LC6691
Recreation and Leisure:
& Leisure, GV1 - GV1860 ------- Outdoor Life/Outdoor
Recreation, GV191.2 - GV200.66 ------- Physical Education
and Training, GV201 - GV555 ------- Games and Amusements,
GV1199 - GV1570 ------- Dancing, GV1580 - GV1799.3
2. To Find Journal and Magazine Articles
(using indexing/abstracting/full-text services)
following services are recommended for first-year students
and non-majors, as well as advanced students and researchers:
MasterFILE Premier, E-Subscribe (ERIC), Health Source
Plus; Professional Development Collection, and MAS FullTEXT
Ultra: These WWW-based services (part
of the EBSCOhost system) feature indexing and abstracting
of numerous education-related journals and magazines WKU
Libraries receives in print, as well as many full-text articles.
ERIC: As components of FirstSearch,
these databases index numerous education-related journals
and magazines; approximately ninety percent of these journals
are available in the University Libraries. Article1st
indexes almost 13000 journals and magazines devoted
to various subjects; over 300 journals are devoted to education-related
topics. ERIC (Education Resource Information Center),
the largest and most comprehensive U.S. national bibliographic
database devoted to education, provides access to thousands
of education-related journal articles and documents.
Discus: This database
includes citations on all aspects of exercise physiology,
physical education, physical fitness, sports, sports medicine
published since 1975.
Electronic Journal Finder [use to access Libraries'
electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as
some indexes and databases containing full-text articles;
includes a comprehensive A-Z listing of titles]
3. Monographic Reference Works in
following are recommended for use:
Education Index Helm Ref GV201.P534
Physical Education and Recreation, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Microform Publications Bulletin Helm Ref GV201.H4
Recreation, and Tourism Abstracts Helm Ref GV191.6.R86
browse for materials such as handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias,
directories, etc. devoted to issues in Physical Education
and Recreation, search the Reference shelves in Helm within
the GV1-GV1800 range of call numbers. Teacher resources
pertaining to Physical Education can be found in the Professional
Collection at the Educational Resources Center within this
call number range also.
4. Department of Physical Education
and Recreation Faculty
5. Related Professional Societies
(for professional news, careers/jobs, memberships, etc.)
6. Web Sites Recommended by Department
of Physical Education and Recreation Faculty
& Sports Medicine
Libraries Liaison: Dan
Forrest (x6164 / email@example.com)
last updated 4/24/2008
page maintained by Charles H. Smith