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Kinesiology and sports research guide for TWU students, faculty and staff.

Why use articles?

Articles provide some of the most up-to-date and advanced information on a topic. They are excellent for determining what researchers are studying and what they have found on specific topics.

Tip: If you are needing basic and introductory information on a topic, use books or encyclopedias instead of articles.

Can't find the article you need?

If TWU Libraries does have print or electronic access to the journal you need, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan. The library will request the book for you from another library.  You will need to set up an ILLiad account first.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan services go to the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery website.

Kinesiology & Sports Databases

Each of the following databases contains a unique collection of articles related to kinesiology, education, health, and more. Be sure to search more than one database for your information.

Related Databases

These databases contain information related to some aspects of kinesiology.

Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Dissertation Databases

Dissertations often contain good primary research. They contain excellent bibliographies for students to consult when compiling literature reviews.

Frequently Asked Questions

Databases house articles from journals and magazines and make them searchable. No single database contains all journals or articles, so it is best to search multiple databases.
The term journal is often used for publications that contain academic articles. Journals can be issued once per year, twice per year, or even weekly. Each issue of the journal contains new articles. These issues are later combined to create volumes.
Some journals require article submissions to go through a peer review process before being accepted for publication. During this process, experts from the same field as the author review the article to ensure that research methods are sound and that the article advances the field of study. This process prevents the publication of articles that make false claims and misinform readers.