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Kinesiology Capstone: Find books

This is a guide for Kinesiology students conducting research for their Capstone project.

When to use books

Books cover topics in depth. Compared to articles, they usually cover more ground and provide more background information. 

Look through the bibliographies of books to find further reading.

A few things to consider when choosing books:

Is it up-to-date? For my project, how up-to-date do my sources need to be?

Who is the author? For my project, is it necessary that the book be scholarly? (Scholarly books are written by scholars for other scholars).

For more, see the Library Guides page on evaluating sources.

A few books

Need books? Search the library catalog

The Library Catalog is the gateway to finding books in kinesiology. Search the catalog using keywords such as:

sports injuries
sports administration
physical education and training

Use the Advanced search tab to limit by date or use other advanced features.

Library catalog

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Call numbers

Blumberg Memorial Library arranges materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System. When you find a good book, look around it on the shelf for books on similar topics. Books on kinesiology generally fall into the following call numbers:

Recreation and Leisure GV
Physiology QP
Sports Medicine   RC 1200-1245