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This guide is designed to support research in Kinesiology & Health Education. Use the tabs on the left to browse recommended resources. 

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Before You Start Searching...

Interfaces and search options vary across databases, but best practices for searching are relatively consistent across interfaces. No matter which recommended database your choose, remember this important tips...

1) Don't search wth your topic as a single phrase! Determine the key concepts of your topic. Then place each concept in its own search bar.  For example...

2) Use ORs to string together synonyms or related terms for core concepts...

3) Look for the "peer reviewed" limit in each database. You can set this limit on the main search screen (before you search) or narrow your results after you've started your search.

4) Set date limits so you'll only be reading and using current research...

 

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