This guide lists sources of information for physical education. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.

Locating Books

Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then "Access Minerva Now". Typical subject headings to search under include: Physical Education and Training, Athletics, Coaching (Athletics), Exercise, Movement Education, Physical Fitness, Sports Science, etc. Also, try combining the term Physical Education with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number ranges for the majority of physical education books are: GV 201 - 555 (Physical Education & Training); GV 561 - 1199 (Sports).

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on the Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes Now link. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate resources for physical education topics are listed below. You have to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in.

The list may be accessed from the Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

Academic Search Premier
An index of articles from more than 1,320 journals covering the social sciences humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and much more. *It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles.

Britannica Online
It provides fast electronic access to the text and illustrations from Encyclopedia Britannica's vast 44 million-word database (15th ed.), including over 500 maps, the Britannica Book of the Year, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.). It also features thousands of direct hypertext links from Britannica articles to related sources of information on the Internet.

It indexes and abstracts journal articles and documents on education research and practice, from 1966 to the present. *It includes the full text of many articles.

MasterFILE Premier
An index of articles from over 1,770 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health and much more. *It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles.

A service which provides access to approximately 60 bibliographic and full-text databases. *Searches may be limited to articles found only in journals owned by the Husson Library. It includes the following indexes that are most appropriate for physical education:

A bibliographic index to articles from nearly 12,500 journals.

Education Abstracts
A bibliographic index to articles from more than 400 English- language journals and yearbooks in the field of education.

An index of basic information about biology and other life sciences.

Some of the journals owned by Husson's Library in the physical education area include:

American Journal of Sports Medicine

Coach and Athletic Director

Journal of Athletic Training

Journal Of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness

Physical Educator


Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Other Resources

Physical Education Index [ Ref. GV 341 P49]

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry [ Ref. GV 734 F545 1999]

Health/Fitness Facility Standards & Guidelines [Ref. GV 429 A45 1997]

Sports Rules Book [Ref. GV 731 H85 1997]

World Wide Web Sites

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance [ ]

National Association for Sport and Physical Education []

PE Central []