HPER Library (Health, Physical Education and Recreation) Online Periodical Indexes
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Health, Physical Education and Recreation


            The following databases are related to courses taught in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Each serves as an index or direct link to periodical literature in a broad field or discipline.  Many of these databases provide full-text articles; others provide only citations and abstracts of the article. All of these products may be accessed at http://www.libraries.iub.edu; click on “Find Information,” and then “Databases A-Z.”


            AARP AgeLine (OVID)

            AgeLine, produced by the American Association of Retired Persons, is the most comprehensive bibliographic database on the subject of aging. Topics include healthcare delivery systems and costs, marketing to older adults, legislation and regulations related to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, elder care, Alzheimer’s research, financial and retirement planning, fitness, and nutrition.  Provides citations for journal articles, books, including selected chapters from 1978- present.


            ABI/INFORM Global

                        Provides in-depth coverage of Business and Management topics.  Subjects covered include advertising, human resources, business analysis and forecasting, economics, and technology.  Includes profiles of over 60,000 companies in industries such as sports, tourism, allied health, recreation, and leisure.  Provides full text from 1998 - present. 


            Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

                        Provides access to full-text and library-owned articles and images from over 5,000 popular magazines and scholarly journals. Topics include business, social and medical sciences, health and physical education, bioethics, nutrition, computer science, travel, tourism, recreation, and the arts. This is a good resource to use when starting to research a topic.



                        Provides citations to journal and newspaper articles, government reports, serials, monographs, theses, patents, and media resources. Subjects include agriculture, ecology and environmental science, food production and nutrition, forestry, biotechnology, animal and plant sciences, natural resource management, and integrated pest management.


            Alt-HealthWatch (EBSCO)

Focuses on many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and alternative medicine. Provides access to full-text articles from over 160 international peer-reviewed journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters.  The 225 subject categories include herbal medicine, massage and chiropractic, meditation, acupressure and acupuncture, homeopathy, vitamin and mineral therapy, and food and nutrition.


            Business Source Premier (EBSCO) 

                        Sources include Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune, and academic journals such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, and Review of Economics and Statistics, from 1990 to the present. Subjects include management, international business, economics, and finance.


            CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) (OVID)

                        Provides authoritative coverage of nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to the present. Includes American Nursing Association and National League for Nursing publications, and topics range from medical and surgical technology, physical and occupational therapy, health education, consumer health, and biomedicine.


            Dissertation Abstracts

                        Citations and abstracts for doctoral dissertations from 1861 to the present, from more than 1000 accredited North American and European universities.  Topics and subjects are varied.  Not all dissertations are available at Indiana University; check IUCat before ordering through Interlibrary Loan.


            ERIC (EBSCO)

                        Covers topics in the field of Education and is produced by the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center.  Includes career education, adult and early childhood education, disability resources and management, educational programming and scheduling, games and recreation, measurement and evaluation. 


            Health and Safety Science Abstracts

                        Provides a comprehensive survey of literature related to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene.  Coverage is from 1981 to the present, and includes topics such as food and drugs, fire safety, ergonomics, epidemiology and public health, environment, and ecology.  1163 journals are indexed in this database, some in their entirety, others selectively. Access is through the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Database, produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.


            Health Source Consumer Edition (EBSCO)

Enhanced with several health books published by the People’s Medical Society.  Health topics include sports medicine, childcare, food science and nutrition, medical science, and general health and education.  Includes a medical and pharmaceutical dictionary.


            Health Source Nursing Academic Edition (EBSCO)

Broad topics include pulmonology, oncology, pediatrics, genetics, bacteriology, emergency medicine, nutrition, exercise, medical self-care, STD’s, HIV/AIDS, addictions, kinesiology, physical therapy, and sports medicine. Full text available from 1990 only, indexing and abstracting from 1984.  Includes a medical and pharmaceutical dictionary.


            HealthSTAR (Ovid)

Provides access to citations in the areas of Health Services, Technology, Administration, and Research.  Focus is on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. Topics include administration and planning of healthcare facilities and programs, health insurance, financial management, law, personnel administration, quality assurance, licensure, and accreditation.  Contains citations and abstracts when available to newspaper and journal articles, monographs, technical reports, meeting abstracts and papers, and government documents.


                                Hospitality and Tourism Index (EBSCO)

                                            A bibliographic database covering scholarly research and news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.  It combines three renowned collections: 

Cornell University’s former Hospitality database, Articles and Tourism (AHT), formerly co-produced by the Universities of Surrey and Oxford Brookes, and the Lodging, Restaurant & Tourism Index (LRTI), formerly produced by Purdue University.  It contains more than 470,000 records from 500 titles, with coverage back to the 1960’s.  Subject areas covered include demographics and statistics, development and investment, food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management and administrative practices, leisure and business travel, market trends, technology and more. 


                                Kinesiology Publications

                        This resource provides PDFs of dissertations and Master’s theses written in the field of kinesiology, fitness and exercise, biomechanics, sport history

                        and psychology, dance, recreation, outdoor leadership, coaching, physical education, physiology of exercise, and athletic training. Coverage begins

                        in 1976.



                        An online index of internationally published research in leisure, tourism, recreation, hospitality, sport and the cultural industries. Created and indexed by subject specialists, this database provides brief abstracts from over 400 publications and contains book reviews, industry reports, academic research, and news from various related sectors. Coverage extends back to 1976. Check IUCat if full-text is not provided.


                                 Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe

                        Includes full-text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles. Subject areas relate to federal and state law and regulations, medical research and news, world news, college campus news, travel sports, general health, and business.  Provides industry and market research data including company profiles and financial information.  Coverage begins in the early 1980s.


            Medline (Ovid and EBSCO)

                        Database of Biomedical literature created by the National Library of Medicine. Topics include medical and dental research, clinical science, health services administration, nutrition and food science, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, nursing, epidemiology, kinesiology, and environmental health. 1966- present, with selected full text.


            Physical Education Index Online

                        An index to the popular and scholarly periodical literature of physical education, coaching, sports, fitness, and many other related disciplines.

                        Links to some full text articles are provided, though many can be located through IUCat or Interlibrary Loan.


            PsycARTICLES (EBSCO)

Provides access to international journal citations on topics such as applied psychology, cultural and social issues, developmental psychology, human behavior, sociology, educational psychology, linguistics, anthropology, international health, and psychiatry.


            Risk Abstracts

                        Risk Abstracts is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of risk arising from industrial, technological, and environmental sources, with an

                        emphasis on ssessment and management.  Articles are from trade and scholarly publications from 1990 to the present.  Covers topics such as

                        psychological and sociological aspects of risk, natural hazards, medical and environmental health, risk research studies, and engineering and design.


            Sage Family Studies Abstracts

                        Another traditional print index, found on the bound Periodicals shelves in the HPER Library.  A major tool for finding articles on sociology of

                        the family and other closely-related topics.  Books as well as journal articles are indexed and abstracted. 


            SBRnet  (Sports Business Research Network)

Covers sports marketing, sports broadcasting and sponsorship, and includes full text articles from 14 trade publications. Provides data on sporting goods, sports participation, college programs, and sports such as golf, tennis, and basketball.

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            Sociological Abstracts

                        Provides access to citations related to the fields of social science research and methodology, sociology, social psychology, social change, economic development, family and community development, immunology, gerontology, sports medicine, environmental science, forestry, and biomedical research.


            SPORTDiscus (EBSCO)

                        Established by the Coaching Association of Canada, Sport Discus serves as one of the major research tools in the areas of sports medicine, exercise physiology, athletics, coaching, sports science and recreation, physical fitness, and health education. It also covers athletic training, psychology of sports, dance, biomechanics, teaching, officiating, sports for the physically challenged, facilities, and historical information.  Citation coverage begins in 1975, and full articles have recently been added.


Updated 2/20/2006
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