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Athletic Training: Find Information

This guide will provide you with some research tips on doing research on Athletic Training

Search the Library's Online Catalog

Get started with a quick search of the catalog and multiple databases.
Search for magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles.
Search Digital Archives to find digitized photos, FHSU theses, yearbooks, and more.
Search Books & More to find books & e-books, print & e-journals, DVDs, CDs, government documents, & more.

ATEP Research Databases

Commonly Used Databases

The databases below are a good place to start your research for Health and Human Performance. Most of the databases have a medical or nursing focus and contain mainly scholarly articles.

Databases for Systematic Reviews and Clinical Trials

The following databases contain systematic reviews (a type of literature review that collects all the studies on a selected topic that meet a certain criteria and synthesizes the findings) and clinical trials to provide evidence-based treatment information.

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice means that health professionals pair the best evidence and research with their clinical expertise to recommend a treatment plan to their patient. To assist in making treatment decisions for a specific clinical problem, professionals need access to relevant and current research resources while also having the ability properly search for and synthesize/apply the information to the context of their patient's situation. The more focused you can make your research issue, the better more relevant your results will be and therefore, the better your treatment plan will be.

More Health & Wellness Databases

These heath and wellness databases may also contain information relevant to you research topic.

Databases with Reference E-books and Background Information

The following databases can provide a solid background of information on your topic. The databases listed include e-books which might contain a chapter or a whole book on your topic, or reference collections which are encyclopedias or other reference materials that contain generally accepted knowledge in the field. 

Resources for Finding Theses & Dissertations

You might want to consider looking at a Master's thesis or a dissertation on your topic to see what has been else has been written (and maybe not yet published in scholarly journals) about your topic or to find references to other relevant articles through the citations listed on the thesis or dissertation article. 

General Databases

The following databases are multidisplinary, meaning, you'll likely find something relating to your topic within these databases but it may not always be from the angle of your discipline or area of study. Use these if you're looking for general information, if your topic isn't super specialized within your field, or if multiple perspectives could benefit your research.

Interdisciplinary Databases

The following databases are interdisciplinary, meaning, one of these databases that on a different field of study may have overlapping research interests with Health and Wellness (ex. Psychology of Sports, Physical Education, etc.)

Print Reference books


Legal aspects: 

Tests and Reviews of Tests: (REF BF 176’s)

Interlibrary Loan

As you search for articles and resources for your research project, you may run into abstracts and search results that don't take you to the full-text. In that case, you can either copy and paste the bibliographic information into the Interlibrary Loan form or you can look up that resource on the WorldCat database to submit an ILL request through there.

Browse for Books and Journals

Browse for books and reference materials in the following locations in Forsyth Library.

General Collection (2nd level):

  • GV 201 – 555            Physical Education & Training
  • GV 561 – 1198.995   Sports
  • RC 1200 – 1245        Sports Medicine
  • RD 92 – 97.8             Emergency Surgery, Wounds and Injuries
  • 796 (microfilm)          Sports

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks (call number areas):

  • GV:              Physical Education
  • R:                 Those of a medical nature
  • RC 1200:      Sports medicine