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Kinesiology, Exercise, and Sport Science

A guide for locating kinesiology, exercise science, and sport science information resources for education, practice, and research.

Basic Book Searching

  • Use the Browse function if you are looking for a specific title or author (type last name first).
  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

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Kinesiology/Exercise and Sport Science Search Tips

Suggested CAT Search Terms

General terms include:

  • Athletics
  • Exercise
  • Kinesiology
  • Human anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • Physical education and training
  • Sports
  • Sports sciences

Try more specific terms, such as: 

  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching (Athletics)
  • Doping in sports
  • Exercise psychology
  • Hatha yoga
  • Human locomotion
  • Human mechanics
  • Movement education
  • Physical fitness
  • Sports for children
  • Sports for women
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports--physiological aspects
  • Sports--safety measures
  • Stretching exercises
  • Weight training

Call Numbers

  • GV - Recreation, Sports, Games (UP location: 3rd floor Paterno)
  • QH - Biology (UP location: 4th floor Paterno)
  • QM - Human Anatomy (UP location: 4th floor Paterno)
  • QP - Physiology (UP location: 4th floor Paterno)
  • RC - Sports--physiological aspects (UP location: 4th floor Paterno)

Libraries Borrowing Policies

  • Check books out at the nearest lending desk or self check-out station. 
  • Loan periods are usually one semester
  • Books can be recalled for another user, so respond ASAP to library notices. 

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