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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.

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Lauren Fralinger

Sports and Health
Food and Fitness
Michael Kent
Oxford Reference Premium Collection
Handbook of Pathophysiology
Springhouse Publishing Company Staff
RB113 .H24 2005
Handbook of Women's Health
Jo Ann Rosenfeld (Editor)
RA778 .H225 2001 - Ebook
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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine
Michael Kent
RC1206 .O94 2006 
It covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: -anatomy -biomechanics -exercise physiology -nutrition -sports psychology -sports sociology -sports injuries -training principles
Latino and African American Athletes Today
David L. Porter
GV697.A1 L345 2004
Profiles, from the Phillies' Bobby Abreu to football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, include 17 women athletes and photos. Alphabetical listings are of entries by sport, and by sport and athlete's heritage.
African-American Athletes
Nathan Aaseng
GV697.A1 A196 2003
Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States
George B. Kirsch; Othello Harris; Claire Nolte
GV709.5 .E83 2000
Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies
Roger Bartlett; Chris Gratton (Editor); Christer G. Rolf (Editor)
GV567 .E486 2006
Encyclopedia of Sports Science
John Zumerchik (Editor)
GV558 .E53 1997
The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Athletes
Michael McGovern
GV697.A1 M355 2001
Encyclopedia of Women and Sport in America
Carole A. Oglesby; Doreen L. Greenberg; Ruth L. Hall; Karen L. Hill; Frances Johnston; Sheila E. Esterby (Editor); Marilyn Oshman (Foreword by); Mariah B. Nelson (Foreword by); Sheila Ridley
GV709 .E53 1998
Francois Fortin (Editor)
GV704 .S663 2000
Whitaker's Olympic Almanack
Stan Greenberg
GV721.5 .W45 2000
Databases: Sports Business, Management, Administration
Databases: Exercise and Sports Sciences
Databases specializing in sports
The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Peer reviewed, clinically oriented publication for physicians but also useful to other clinical professionals in sport science. (Many articles are in PubMed)

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Indexes international literature of sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, training, nutrition, coaching, sociology of sports, and related topics. Also covers recreation, games, play, and dance.

A peer reviewed journal and site for various aspects of conducting sport research, e.g., A peer reviewed journal and site for sport research particulary for study design and statistics. In addition to the main section of the home page, be sure to investigate information sources on the left and far right columns.

Sport Statistics - Journals & Publications
From the American Statistical Association.

PEDro  Physiotherapy Evidence Database - free database containing over 42,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Also useful for SportScience, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, or anything related to musculoskeletal functioning.
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