Sports and Fitness Resource Guide
Library of Congress Class
Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences -- REF GV 558.D53 1991
Contains terms related to adapted physical education, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, motor development, motor learning, sport pedagogy, sport psychology, and sport sociology.
Disability Sport and Recreation Resources -- REF GV 183.5.P23 2001
After an introduction to disability sport organizations, each chapter focuses on a specific sport or activity and includes the national governing bodies, the disability sport national governing bodies, its official sport listing, primary disabilities for which the sport is adapted, the rationale for offering the sport to individuals with disabilities, a historical overview discussing how inclusion occured in that sport, the adapted equipment and modified rules needed, suppliers and manufacturers for the equipment, and additional resources.
Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook -- REF GV 436.F53 2001
Written for people of all ages and abilities. Provides guidance in initiating and maintaining a fitness program, information on the link between diet and fitness, information for special groups (e.g. older adults) and individuals with specific medical conditions (e.g. arthritis), an introduction to a variety of sports and activities, and a list of further resources.
Sports and Education: A Reference Handbook -- REF GV 346.F73 2003
Begins with the "evolution of sport and athletic development" and a history of physical education. Continues with the inclusion of sports within education and race and gender issues. Also includes a list of resources and organizations that may be of use to the reader.
Databases (available through GALILEO)
Consumer Health Complete -- Focuses on health and wellness and targeted to the consumer. Contains full text for health reference books, health reports, and medical images and diagrams. Includes topics beyond mainstream medicine such as complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
MEDLINE -- Resources on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, and pre-clinical sciences.
Wilson General Sciences Full Text --
Covers popular science literature and professional science journals.
American Council on Exercise -- Contains information on personal trainer certification. The ACE GetFit section provides workouts and exercises searchable by body part (specific muscle[s]), experience level, and equipment needed. Also contains a section on youth fitness.
American Dietetic Association -- Includes a public information center addressing such topics as disease management and prevention, and food and nutrition. A section for the health community provides material on food and nutrition in public policy and position and practice papers. Students pursuing (or considering pursuing) a career in dietetics will find a section just for them.
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine -- A peer-reviewed e-journal covering sports medicine and exercise sciences. Published quarterly.
MedlinePlus -- A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Geared toward the general public, it provides information on diseases and conditions. A page specific to exercise and fitness provides related statistics, links to organizations, and articles both by the NIH and others (such as the Mayo Clinic).
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) -- The "largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sports and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle." Includes link to the scholarly journal The International Electronic Journal of Health Education.
American Heart Association -- Organization exists "to
build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
One helpful part of the website provides resources for teachers interested in promoting a healthy lifestyle in their instruction. Contains information on childhood obesity and many resources on heart-related conditions and diseases.
ExRx.net -- Online library of more than 1400 exercises. Also includes information on kinesiology and fitness testing.
International Sports Sciences Association -- Provides certification for personal trainers.
The Open Sports Sciences Journal -- A peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of sports sciences, including anthropology, biochemistry, biomechanics, epidemiology, growth and motor development, motor control and learning, measurement and evaluation, physiology, pedagogy, psychology, history, philosophy, and sociology.