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Guides

UNISTAR (Use to find books) -- How Do I Find Books?

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UNISTAR Guide

Use UNISTAR, the Rod Library's online catalog, to identify and locate books and other resources about physical education owned by the Rod Library. UNISTAR may be found under the Books & More tab on the Rod Library home page.  Rod Library uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings which group items by subject. Therefore, if you find one book on your topic there will be other books on the same topic nearby on the shelves.  A wide range of subject headings will lead to information about physical education. Some examples are:

Athletics
Athletes - nutrition
Coaching (athletics)
Discrimination in sports
Doping in sports
Exercise
Extreme sports
Games
Kinesiology
Movement education
Olympics
Physical education and training
Professional sports
Sports for children
Sports injuries
Sports medicine
Sports - moral & ethical
Sports - psychological aspects
Violence in sports
Women athletes
 

Databases - (Use to find articles)-- How Do I Find Articles?

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Information concerning topics in physical education can be found in a number of scholarly and popular journals and magazines. The following Rod Library databases are most useful in finding journal articles in this area. Many Rod Library electronic databases contain the full text to articles.   Select the desired index or abstract title from the Databases A-Z listing under the Articles tab on the Rod Library home page.  The “ * ” symbol located next to the database name in the list below designates that the database contains at least some full text articles.

SPORT Discus   
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes articles from 1975 to the present in sports, physical fitness, sport science & recreation.  The database includes ATLANTES, Catalogue du Musee Olympique, and HERACLES. This is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link.  If there is no FTXT link, then click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to the article.

Academic OneFile
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Academic OneFile is from the service provider InfoTrac. The database covers a wide range of subjects, including recreation and leisure services.  Many articles are available full text within the database. If the full text of the article is not in the the database, click on the yellow "Find it" button to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to the article.

Education Full Text*  (PowerPoint Tutorial)
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes articles in education from 1983 to the present.   Many full text articles are available online.

ERIC  (Flash Tutorial)
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes journal articles and documents in education from 1966 to the present.  An alternate free access point is from the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.eric.ed.gov/). Full text of recent ERIC Documents (ED items) are available.  None of the ERIC Journal Articles (EJ items) are full text in ERIC but many of the articles can be found full text in the database Education Full Text. Click on the  yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to the article.

PsycINFO
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes the psychological literature from 1887 to the present.  For the most part this is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link. Click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to to the article.

ScienceDirect*
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Access to over 1100 full text electronic Elsevier journals in the sciences and social sciences through this service provider. You can search MEDLINE/PubMed through this database by checking the Abstract Databases box located in the Sources field on the search screen. If you search MEDLINE/PubMed through the ScienceDirect database, complete titles of journals are given in the article citations unlike when you search MEDLINE/PubMed through the National Library of Medicine at database at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/ which only provides abbreviations for journal titles.

APStracts (American Physiological Society)

Kinesiology Publications (International Institute for Sport and Human Performance)

Important Information: If the article you want is not available full text in a database, UNISTAR is the key for figuring out if UNI has access to the full text of an article in another database or in print. Many of the Library's databases have the yellow "Find it" button loaded into the database. You can click on the yellow "Find it" button where a search for the article is conducted determining if Rod Library has electronic access to the article in another database. If no electronic copies of the article are found, you can then click on the "Library Catalog (UNISTAR)" link to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in print format. If the link to the yellow "Find it" button does not work or if a database does not have the button, go directly into UNISTAR and conduct a title search for the journal name. Do not get confused and use the article title when searching UNISTAR. This will not work since UNISTAR does not go to the article level. Search UNISTAR using the journal name. If Rod Library does not have access to an article, you can request it through Rod Library's Interlibrary Loan service.

Dissertations

Dissertations & Theses: A&I (Proquest)

Disserations & Theses @ University of Northern Iowa

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
 

News Articles

LexisNexis Academic

Newsbank

Wall Street Journal

Statistics

LexisNexis Statistical Insight

Congressional Bills

LexisNexis Congressional

Legal Research: Laws & Statues

LexisNexis Academic

Westlaw Campus

Photographs

AP Images

E-Journals

Listed below are e-journals related to physical education that the Rod Library owns.  Some of the e-journals are accessed through a publisher's database and some are through an aggregator (third party vendor).  In some cases, you can browse the electronic journal as you would the print journal. In other cases, the link will take you into a database and automatically retrieve all articles from the journal. You can often click on the Search or the Advanced Search buttons and conduct a search for articles out of the particular journal on a specific topic. For journals found in the Business & Company Resource Center database, click on the Articles button, enter the journal name in the Limit by Journal Name box, and click on the Search button.

Rod Library has access to journals in a variety of formats. To identify whether or the Rod Library has a journal in print or electronic format, conduct a title search in UNISTAR using the name of the journal.

Note #1:  For journals found in the Business & Company Resource Center database, the links listed below take you to the UNISTAR record for the database. Click on the Connect to via Gale Group link in the UNISTAR record to enter the database. Once in the Business & Company Resource Center database, click on the Articles button, enter the journal name in the Limit by Journal Name box, and click on the Search button

Note #2:  For journals found in the Education Full Text database, the links listed below take you to the UNISTAR record for the database. Click on the Connect to Education full text link in the UNISTAR record to enter the database. Once in the Education Full Text database, type the journal name (e.g., International Journal of Physical Education)  in the Search for box and click on the arrow in the As box to the right selecting Journal Name.  Finally click on the Search button to activate a search for all articles out of the publication.

Note #3:  For journals found in the LexisNexis Academic database, the above links take you into the LexisNexis Academic database to a search template. The publication name has automatically been place in the Search This Publication Title box located at the bottom of the page. You will need to add search terms before the search can be activated.

Resources

In recent years, more information has been placed on the Internet.  Listed below are several representative Web sites in physical education. 

Reference Desk Links - Rod Library Ready Reference Links  - over 100 electronic resources
99 Tips for Fitness Fun
Activity, Game, Fun Games Ideas
An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Materials ca: 1490- 1920
Ask ERIC Lesson Plans (Physical Education)
Speed Stacks (cup stacking)
Awesome Library Sports Page
Body Fat Lab
ESPN
FitnessLink: All the News That's Fit!
Focuses of Evaluation (PE)
Gymnastics On-line Quiz
Important Documents for Physical Education Teachers
Inter-Ski Services - including the White Book of Ski Areas - U.S. & Canada
Kids' Safety
A Look inside the Human Body
Non-Traditional Gymnastics Lesson Plans
Higher Education Online Resources (Human Kinetics)
Physical Activity and Health - A Report of the Surgeon General (CDC)
Physical Education 8 to 10 - British Columbia Ministry of Education - Integrated Resource Package 199
Physical Education: A Curriculum Guide for the Elementary Level 1999
Physical Education: Assessment and Evaluation - British Columbia Ministry of Education 1995
PE Central
PE Central Lessons Plans Ideas
PE Links 4U
Physical Eduction and Health Subject Center - Education World
SportsID.com - Quicktime Instructional Videos on Sports
Team Sports Teaching Materials
Voice of Dance: Where Dance Lives

Associations & Organizations

Listed below are links to some associations & organizations related to physical education.

Directories

Listed below are internet directories related to physical education.

Exercise Science Web Sites
Scholarly Sports Sites
SPORTQuest
WWW Women's Sports Page

UNI Resources

Athletic Training Training Outcomes Research Laboratory
Dance @ UNI
Exercise Physiology Laboratory
International Dance Theater
Kindergym
Orchesis Dance Company
Psycho-Motor Behavior Laboratory
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services (College of Education)
UNI Professional Development Home Page (UNI Department of Teaching)
Young Peoples Dance Theater

Last updated: Sept. 21, 2010 Last Revised: May 2005 E. Neuhaus