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  • Physical Education Index
    Look here for articles on physical education, health, fitness, sports, kinesiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, and more. After your search, click the "Peer-Reviewed Journals" tab to see only referred (scholarly) articles.
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    Covering all subjects, this general database includes physical education, fitness, sports, and health and wellness issues including sexuality and chemical dependency.
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  • physical education and training
  • exercise fitness
  • strength training
  • outdoor recreation
  • sports nutrition
  • aquatic exercises

Below are some general books. See the tabs at the top for books in more specific areas.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine - Michael Kent
ISBN: 9780198568506
Publication Date: 2007-02-03
Use it online!

Need to know what a quadriceps haematoma is? This and hundreds of other sports science and medicine terms are explained.

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Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts - Chandler, Timothy, et al.
Call Number: Third Level GV567 .C43 2007
Use it online! (2002 edition)
Find short overviews of the terms, themes, and concepts in sport studies and physical eduction, with references for further reading.

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Encyclopedia of Sports Science - Zumerchik, John
Call Number: Reference GV558 .E53 1997 v. 1–2
Look here for in-depth information on the biomechanics and physics of fitness. This set covers a number of sports, body parts, and athletic movements such as throwing, catching, and jumping.

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Encyclopedia of Human Development - Salkind, Neil J.
Call Number: Reference HM626 .E53 2006
Explore health topics across age groups, including childhood and adolescence, in areas such as well-being and physical and social development. See the Reader's Guide on p. xv for places to start.

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Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance - McArdle, William D., et al.
Call Number: Oversize Link Level QP301 .M375 2001
This book has in-depth information about nutrition and energy transfer, delivery, and expenditure in the body during physical activity. See the back for the nutritional value of common foods and fast food and the calories burned doing specific activities by weight.

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Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health - Hoffman, Jay
Call Number: Link Level QP301 .H634 2006
Find data for numerous fitness, performance, and health components across ages, abilities, and athletic backgrounds. Areas include strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, anaerobic and aerobic capacity, and more.

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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender - Malti-Douglas, Fedwa
Call Number: Reference HQ16 .E52 2007
Find overviews and lists of further readings on a variety of sex and gender topics, including biological, social, cultural, political, and religious aspects. See the Thematic Outline in v.1, p. XLVII, for places to start.

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