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Physical Education

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SPORTDiscus
Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications on sport, fitness and related disciplines. more information

Education Full Text
Index and abstracts covering contemporary education issues. more information

Education Research Complete
Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications in education research. more information

ERIC
Educational Resources Information Center. Index and abstracts of articles, books, and documents covering education research and practice. more information

Reference Books
Electronic Titles
Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
This reference book covers baseball legends, facts, firsts, milestones, and observations.

Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
This specialized encyclopedia includes over 600 articles covering athletes, events, teams, and court cases.

Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present
This comprehensive three volume set provides a detailed analysis of the historical and cultural development of sports around the world.

Sport in American Culture: From Ali to X-Games
This encyclopedia includes over 400 entries focused on the impact of sports on American Culture. Entries include fads, trends, and the economic impact of sports.

Sports and Education: A Reference Handbook
This reference work focuses on the impact of sports on the American educational system. Entries includes statistics on participation rates, and budgets.

Print Titles
Encyclopedia of Sports Science (REF GV 558 .E53 1997)
Two-volume encyclopedia. Part 1 covers different sports and activities common to several sports (for example, strength training). Part 2 covers the physiological aspect of sports, such as knee, rehabilitation, respiration, etc.

Handbook of Sport Psychology (REF GV 706.4 .H37 2001)
Covers the topics of skill acquisition, psychological characteristics, motivation, psychological techniques, life span development, and exercise and health psychology. Articles are signed and include extensive bibliographies for further reading.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training (REF RC 1206 .B475 2002)
Defines terms associated with athletic training. Also contains multiple appendices with photographs of tests, common symbols, acronyms, muscles of the body, and more.

Rules of the Game (REF GV 731 .D52 1995)
Covers over 150 sports from around the world, describing objectives, equipment, scoring, rules, participants, misconduct, and more.

Sports: The Complete Visual Reference (REF GV 704 .S663 2000)
Describes and explains over 120 sports with many illustrations. Addresses the physical environment, players, officials, and dynamics of the sports.

Journals
Current Print Titles
Camping Magazine
Coach and Athletic Director
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance
Perceptual & Motor Skills

Full Text Titles in the Electronic Journal Center
Education title list
Sports Medicine title list

Web Sites
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
(AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Librarians' Internet Index: Recreation & Sports
Web directory compiled by librarians listing the best web sites for health and medicine.

MrGym.com
Contains ideas for a variety of games for K-12 gym classes. Also contains the national standards for K-12 physical education.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education
(NASPE) seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public.

National Athletic Training Association (NATA)
Contains information on becoming a certified athletic trainer, injury statistics, continuing education opportunities, ethics, youth sports information, and more.

Sports and Nutrition
Provides information related to sports and nutrition including diet, pregame meal plans, keeping energy and fluid levels up, and more.

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