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Kinesiology Subject Guide — Finding Articles

Find resources for your research in kinesiology, physical therapy, and related fields..

Core Article Databases for Research in Kinesiology

Other Databases to Consider

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be excellent for:

  • Searching across many disciplines at once
  • Determining which disciplines are interested in your topic
  • Identifying relevant keywords
  • Puzzling out poor or incomplete citations
  • Locating grey literature (like conference proceedings or dissertations)
  • Finding open source versions of articles
  • Cited reference searching

Challenges to consider when using Google Scholar:

  • There's no controlled vocabulary or standardized terminology
  • It doesn't support complex searching and limiting the way library databases do
  • Sources aren't vetted, so critical thinking and skepticism is required when browsing results
  • Search results are not consistent, even if you use incognito mode
  • Publisher links generally ask you to pay for access (don't do that! see the Streamline Your Access to Full Text Articles tab to learn how to set up UCONN Full Text links in Google Scholar)

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