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HHP 815: Research in Health and Human Performance (Washburn & Kriley)

Created for students enrolled in HHP815, this guide provides suggested resources, research tips, writing a literature review, citation management, APA citations, and more.

Specific Resources to Search

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.

Other HHP Related Databases

The databases below are a other places to consider looking when conducting 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.

For more information and details about evidence based practice, refer to the Evidence Based Practice research guide.

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.

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 and 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) or to find references to other relevant articles through the citations listed on the thesis or dissertation article. 

Using the Library Catalog

Get started with a quick search of the catalog and multiple databases.

Learn How to Use the Catalog

This interactive tutorial will walk you through the basic features of the Library Catalog.

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.

Levels of Evidence

Text source: Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011).  Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Browse for Books and Journals

Browse for books, journals, and reference materials in General Collection (2nd Level) and in the Periodicals (Lower Level) in Forsyth Library under the following call numbers:

GV 201-555 Physical Education and Training
GV 557-1198.995 Sports
RC 1200 - 1245 Internal Medicine: Sports Medicine
RD 92-97.8 Surgery: Emergency Surgery - Wounds and Injuries
RD 796 Surgery: Physical Rehabilitation - Sports