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Exercise Science: Articles

Exercise science majors study the science of the human movement. They also learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition.

Finding Articles

Databases are the first place to look for articles. Databases usually have information about an article (such as the title, author, name of the journal or magazine in which the article appeared) and they may also contain a summary (abstract) of the article.

Some databases have a complete copy of the articles (called full text). In this case there is a link to an HTML or PDF document.

 

Interlibrary Loan

Find an article we don't have at Mercyhurst? You can request articles and other materials through document delivery services provided by Mercyhurst libraries.

Interlibrary Loan
Our ILL service allows you to request articles, books, chapters from books, and conference proceedings to request from libraries all over the country. Choose the material you'd like to request, log in using your Name and Mercyhurst ID Number, then fill out the form as completly as possible and click 'Submit This Request'.


*Please check the holdings at  Mercyhurst libraries before requesting materials through these services!

Databases

 Begin your search in these recommended databases:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Search Tips

Use these search strategies to help you find useful information quickly and effectively:

Boolean Searching

Keyword and Subject Searching

Truncation

Quotation Marks for Phrase Searching

Let one good book or article lead you to others. Scholarly publications almost always have bibliographies or lists of works cited.  Check these out!   If the original source is useful to you, works used by the author may be valuable, too.

You can also see how a particular book or article is categorized and look for other works in that category.

Check out these searching tutorials for more information: