Saturday, May 1, 2004

Reference Information Bulletin--May 2004

Every semester brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. If you are wondering what has changed or what has not changed in the library, schedule an appointment with a librarian, attend a small group class, or bring your class to a Library Instruction session. You will get the latest information on our services and what research tools we have.

About CSA Physical Education Index
The surge of academic, professional and personal interest in the field of physical education has resulted in a huge volume of scholarly and trade literature. Since 1970 CSA Physical Education Index has been covering this vast collection of material. Records are indexed and classified from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. Beginning in January 2001, enhancements to the database include the addition of abstracts, e-mail addresses, expanded publisher and author information, and other data to facilitate access to the full text. CSA Physical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.

Major areas of coverage include:

Administration, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Coaching, Curriculum, Dance, Facilities, Health, History, Law, Measurement-Evaluation, Motor Learning, Patents (that pertain to sporting goods and exercise equipment), Perception, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Therapy, Recreation, Research, Sport Activities, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Sports, Sports Medicine, Teaching Methods and Training.

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  • Denton - (940) 898-3702, Ask for the Librarian on Duty

  • Dallas Parkland - (214) 689-6580, Ask for Eula Oliphant

  • Dallas Presbyterian - (214) 706-2395, Ask for Elaine Cox

  • Houston - (713) 794-2481, Ask for Marilyn Goff


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