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Background Sources in Health, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

This guide lists a selection of the more important sources of information on Exercise Science available at Concordia Library. It includes material held in the Webster Library (WEB) on the Sir George Williams Downtown Campus, the Vanier Library (VAN) on the Loyola Campus and/or available online. Most materials are located in the Reference area (REF). This is not a complete list. Additional resources may be found by searching CLUES, the library catalogue.

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Anatomy - Atlases


Anatomy - Handbooks


Health Sciences - Medical Dictionaries


Health Sciences - Encyclopedias


Health Sciences - Handbooks


Nutrition - Dictionaries


Nutrition - Encyclopedias


Nutrition - Handbooks


Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapies - Atlases


Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapies - Dictionaries


Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapies - Encyclopedias


Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapies - Handbooks


Sports Histories - Biographical Sources


Sports Histories - Dictionaries


Sports Histories - Encyclopedias


Sports Histories - Quotations


Sports Histories - Records & Regulations


Sports Medicine & Sciences - Bibliographies


Sports Medicine & Sciences - Dictionaries


Sports Medicine & Sciences - Encyclopedias


Sports Medicine & Sciences - Handbooks


Guides to Research and Writing Papers in Exercise Sciences


Indexes / Databases

Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS Previews)

  • BIOSIS Previews is the most comprehensive index in life sciences. It combines journal content from Biological Abstracts with supplemental, non-journal content from Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews and Meetings):
  • Subject coverage: general biology, molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, biochemistry, ecology, environmental biology, botany, zoology, biomedicine, pharmacology, veterinary science, nutrition; and public health.

Medline (via PubMed)

  • PubMed database provides citations with abstracts to worldwide biomedical literature. Covers research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and healthcare. Includes all foreign languages and is fully indexed.
  • Connect and use PubMed via the Library'a web site to benefit from our subscriptions to online journals

Web of Science (1979-onward)

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI) is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines.

Ecological Abstracts on Geobase

  • GEOBASE integrates the content of several print indexes, including Ecological Abstracts

Helminthological Abstracts

  • This database covers taxonomy, biology, pathology, immunology, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of all helminths (Monogenea, Aspidogastrea, Digenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Nematoda) parasitic in man and domestic and wild animals.
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