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Getting Started

When doing research in kinesiology there are a variety of sources available to you.  The first step is selecting a topic and figuring out what types of sources of information you will need to use for your research.

If you need scholarly and/or peer reviewed articles, you will want to start with a database. If you need background information, a good starting point would be a subject encyclopedia. 

If you need help figuring out where to begin you may always contact me.


Writing Help

  • University Writing Center
    The University Writing Center (UWC) provides one-to-one tutoring free of charge to Cal State LA students. Located at JFK Library, Palmer Wing 1039A.
  • Graduate Resource Center
    The GRC provides thesis/dissertation support and general writing support. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage for more information.

APA Style Central

  • APA Style Central
    APA Style CENTRAL provides instruction on and tools for how to think and write like scholars. It provides the resources necessary to learn, research, write, and publish in APA Style.

Thank You

A big thank you to Teresa Omidsalar for graciously giving me permission to use her Child and Family Studies Research Guide as a template for this guide.

Electronic Reference Sources

Online encyclopedias are a good starting point for research.

Anatomy TV

  • Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures)
    The 3D Anatomy from Primal Pictures includes the following four modules: 3D Atlas (detailed regional overview of the human body from head to toe, including 3D views, clinical text, dissection slides and videos, animations, MRI correlations and quizzes); Functional Anatomy (sports injuries, exercises and training); Clinical Specialty (speech language pathology and audiology); and Therapy (acupuncture and hand therapy).

Print Reference Sources


There are many print reference sources that are also good starting points for research. 

Adapted physical education and sport:  Level 2 Library North   GV445 .A3 2011

Dance anatomy and kinesiology:  Level 3 Library South   RC1220.D35 C55 2007

Encyclopedia of extreme sports:  Level 2 Library North   GV749.7 .E53 2009 

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