Welcome to the Richter Library's Guide to Kinesiology!
Rafer Johnson, Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony. Los Angeles, July 28th, 1984.
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Hello all, and welcome to the University of Miami Libraries' Guide to Kinesiology! The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate through the many sports sciences -related resources available to you through the University of Miami Libraries system.
Do you already have a citation?
If you have the title of the journal, the volume, issue, date of publication or the title of the article, check out UM's Citation Linker. Enter the information you have into Citation Linker, and let it take you directly to the article you need.
To find out if the University of Miami Libraries own a particular bookand where it is located, you must first search IBISWEB, the Library√É¬Ęsweb-based catalog.
To search by topic or keyword:
- select "keyword" from the drop-down menu
- enter your search term or terms
- select what collection you would like to search ("view entire collection" is the default; other options include: journals & other serials, DVDs/AV & microforms, reference, etc.).
To search by author:
- select "author" from the drop-down menu
- enter the author's last name (eg. Dickens). If the author has a common last name, enter the last name, comma, first initial or first name (eg. Dickens, C or Dickens, Charles).
For more details on how to find a book, please see the University of Miami Libraries' Guide to Finding Books.
To get to the stacks, you must go to the 2nd floor of Richter Library. If you are getting off of the elevator, make a right. If you take the stairs, proceed straight toward the elevators and take a left. The stacks elevators will located down the hall; look for the hanging sign that reads "Stacks Elevators".
If you need to know what floor to go to, click on stack tower locations.
When you find a scholarly journal article that you like, make sure to check the references at the end of their article. Why? Because you may find other important articles that could contribute to your research.
First, lets decipher a citation:
Bisconti, T. L., Bergeman, C. S., & Boker, S. M. (2006). Social support as a predictor of variability: An examination of the adjustment trajectories of recent widows. Psychology and Aging, 21, 590-599.
The authors: T.L. Bisconti, C.S. Bergeman, and S.M. Boker.
When it was published: 2006
Journal article title: Social support as a predictor of variability: an examination of the adjustment trajectories of recent widows
Journal title: Psychology and Aging
Volume number: 21(sometimes there may be an issue number, too. Sometimes it's not listed!)
To find this article:
Go to the library catalog.
Enter the JOURNAL title (Psychology and Aging)
From the drop-downs, select Title and Journals & Other Serials
Select Psychology and Aging [electronic resource]
Find the volume number and pages (volume 21; there is an issue number: 3. How did I know this? Because of the page numbers).
Select Ovid Full Text; read article and/or print
To find articles published in journals, magazines, or newspapers:
- Use a database or index to search by subject to identify existing articles written on your topic. This step works best when you don't know what you are looking for or you want to identify many articles.
- Search the library catalog by the journal, magazine or newspaper title to determine if the University Libraries own a copy online or in print and where the print copy is located. This step works best when you know what you are looking for (i.e. you have the citation information).
Selecting a database:
- You can use the librarians' LibGuides to help you select the appropriate database in your area.
- Go to the library homepage, click on databases & indexes, and either choose a subject (to peruse the databases in a subject area) or choose a letter of the alphabet (to locate a known database, i.e. you know you need 'Academic Search Premier' so you will click on 'A').