It is usually a good idea to start out broadly, so using just one or two of your topic terms is a good way to begin. Once you have a set of results, you can begin narrowing down your results by entering one or more terms. Searching in a specific field such as "Subject" or "Title" will narrow or focus your results.
Truncation Finds Multiple Word Forms
The asterisk (*) is usually used to search words with the same root:
Person* = Personal, Personality, Personable, etc.
Wildcard symbols (usually a ‘?’) replace a single letter:
Wom?n = Woman, Women
Once you locate a few good articles on your topic, be sure to review the references to other articles that are cited. This is a great way to locate related research articles on your topic. Many databases also provide a link to these articles if they are available electronically. If you don't find a link, be sure to check the Library's Journals A-Z List to see if it's available, If not, you can always use our awesome Interlibrary Loan Service.
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Clinical Kinesiology: Journal of the American Kinesiotherapy Association
International Journal of Exercise Science
International Journal of Kinesiology & Sports Science
International Journal of Men's Health
Journal of Exercise Physiology online
Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
Journal of Professional Exercise Physiology
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
Physical & Health Education Journal
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Sport & Exercise Psychology Review
Strength & Conditioning Journal
Use the Journal Search to look for more!
Many, if not all, of the library databases allow you to create accounts within the database to store your articles and searches for future reference.
When completing a search, you will often see options such as "Mark" or "Add to Folder" . If you decide to use this feature you will need to create an account in the database. The good news is that once you create an account in an EBSCO or ProQuest database, you can add items from any of their databases using the same username and password.