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Kinesiology: Find Articles

Kinesiology Databases

Open Access Articles

Access scientific research online, free of charge, and free of licensing restrictions.

  • PLoS  
    Contains full-text of the following open-access, peer-reviewed journals: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, and PLoS Pathogens.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    "Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals."
  • Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
    Find more information and resources related to open access, including author rights, campus open access policies, current news, and more.

Database Search Tips


1. Consider Boolean searching--combining your terms with AND, OR, NOT.

2. Consider truncating. Most databases allow for finding variations of terms by using the symbol *. This ensures that variations of terms will appear--teen* will result in teen, teens, teenage, teenager, etc.

3. Use search limits on the left-hand side of your results page to narrow results by year, author, subject area, document type, and other criteria.

4. Use the FIND FULL TEXT feature in Scopus to see if an article is available online or in the library.

5. Try sorting search results by relevance rather than date to retrieve the articles that matched your search terms first.

6. If you find an article that you like, use the Citations feature in Scopus to find articles that have cited that particular article.

7. Review your results list and modify your search, if necessary, using terms you find in your results.