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Research Guide - Athletic Training

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Electronic Research Databases

Finding Journals

Style Guide

Library of Congress Classification System

Web Sites of Interest


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Physical Therapy


Electronic Research Databases

R2 Digital Library (ebooks) (Link to Database On-campus) - A collection of Medical and Allied Health Reference Books that are aimed toward the disciplines of Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. Note: when on-campus create a username and password that can be used anywhere. Or, via the library's online catalog.

SportDiscus Full Text (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 440 journals with coverage dating back to 1985.

Cochrane Collection (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - A unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.

CINAHL Full Text (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - resource contains indexing for 2,928 nursing journals from 1981 to the present. In addition, full text is available for nearly 600 journals.

Health Source Nursing Academic Edition (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Medline(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)- Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

Alt HealthWatch (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Consumer Health Complete (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

PsycARTICLES(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology. The database contains more than 39,000 searchable full text articles from 45 journals published by the American Psychological Association and 8 from allied organizations. It contains all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each of the 53 journals. Examples of titles offered in PsycARTICLES include: American Psychologist, Behavioral Neuroscience, Canadian Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training, etc. Coverage spans from 1985 to the present.

PsycINFO(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - From the American Psychological Association, contains over two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, all in the field of psychology, dating as far back as 1840. Journal coverage, which dates back to the 1800s, includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in over 35 languages. More than 65,000 records are added each year. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Examples of titles offered in PsycINFO include: Academic Medicine, Academic Psychiatry, Behavior Genetics, Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Journal of Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Medicine,etc.

Annual Reviews(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 30 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences – Annual Review of Psychology (Full Text from 1996 to present).

Biomedical Reference Collection (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)– A medical database that provides over 100 full text journals, including full text for many peer-reviewed publications. Offers journals which cover virtually every area of medical study. Topics include: clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.


Finding Journals

Guide to Periodicals & Periodical Articles.

Use the Library’s Journals A to Z List to search and find full text within the library’s collection.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals – Health Sciences. "Free full text, quality controlled ... scholarly journals."


Style Guide

BF76.7 .P83 2001 - Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – Location: Circulation Desk

Visit the ARC-Academic Resource Center- for more information on documentation and plagiarism.

Visit Knight Cite, a project of Heckman Library of Calvin College - this is a citation creation tool.

Visit bibme, an online bibliography maker for help with APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles.

PE 1408 .H11 W95 - A writer's reference/Diana Hacker - Location - Circulation Desk


Library of Congress Classification System – LC Subject

RC 1200 - 1245 Sports Medicine

GV Recreation, Leisure (Physical Education)

QM Human Anatomy

QP Physiology



Web Sites of Interest

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook - Athletic Trainers 

National Athletic Trainers' Association - Professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession.

BOC Board of Certification - Sets standards for the practice of athletic training.

West Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association - West Virginia's state association for Athletic Trainers.

Injury Assessment Site - Provides athletic training students with review materials on various assessment tests used in the evaluation of injuries common to physically active populations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States."

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - Features 1,247 vibrant engravings from the classic 1918 publication and a subject index with 13,000 entries.  

LUMEN's Master Muscles List - LUMEN stands for Loyola University Medical Education Network.

Medline Plus – "The world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials."

Medline Plus – Medical Dictionary

NLM Medical Subject Headings – "Online vocabulary look-up aid available for use with MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings)."

PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database - "Developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practce guidelines in physiotherapy."


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