Reference is a good place to get an overview of your topic. Most of the biomedical and kinesiology resources reside in the 610-615 section.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
R 610.3 G131o
PDR Medical Dictionary
R 610.3 P299s2
R 611 G792a38
Human Functional Anatomy
R 611 J62z
Color Atlas of Anatomy
R 611 R636c4
Encyclopedia of Human Biology
R 612.03 En19d2
Human and Animal Locomotion
R 612.76 M987m
Encyclopedia of Sports Science
R 613.71 En19z
Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR)
R 615.1 P569a
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Use this database to research topics in health and medicine, medications, and wellness. Includes encyclopedias, directories, medical dictionary, magazines, journals, and newspapers. Contains more reference materials than the Health Reference Center (see below).
Books and eBooks
Bailey Print Books - Online Catalog
- Keyword: most flexible, most results.
- Subject: more restrictive, categories, works like an index, idea farm. Start with physiology and go from there!
- Title: more restrictive, have precise titles, works like an index.
- Modify/Limit: limit by language or location. Ex.: media center
Springer eBooks (2005-2012)
Search 30,000 eBooks in the areas of behavorial science, biomedical and life science, business and economics, chemistry and materials science, computer science, earth and environmental science, engineering, humanities, social science, law, mathematics and statistics, medicine, physics and astronomy, and professional and applied computing.
- Results are displayed as book chapters.
- View and download the PDFs to your device, print, or email.
- Bailey's access includes books published between the years 2005-2012.
To view a list of journals in kinesiology, consult our Journals List on our website. We have a print subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine, but not the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). However, you can access JAMA and other journals via our online journals list, UCA's online journals list, and interlibrary loan.
General Science (1984-present)
General Science is a good place to start looking for articles. This database contains a mixture of popular and scholarly sources. A portion of this database is full text.
- Use the advanced search for more searching options.
- Use * on the end of your term for variant endings, and ? to account for variant spellings. Ex.: physiolog* retrieves physiology, physiological, etc.
- Boolean/Phrase search mode requires "AND" to break your search terms.
- Use the indexes to search for journal titles, subject terms, and author information.
MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed, the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM®). Approximately 5,500 journals published in the United States and more than 80 other countries have been selected and are currently indexed for MEDLINE.
- Automatically “ANDs” words together, but you can use AND, OR, and NOT to connect terms.
- Use “Limits” feature to narrow searching.
- Take advantage or MeSH – use it instead of “All Fields” to improve results.
- Look up full journal titles in the NLM catalog.
- Use the MeSH database as a thesaurus.
- Remember to check our Journals List and UCA’s Journals List before you order an article on interlibrary loan!
The National Library of Medicine produces this database, which covers all fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains citations and abstracts from 5,500 biomedical journals. There is no full text available, so be sure to check our Journals List to see if we carry the journal.
- Use the subject instead of keyword to narrow your search. Use the index button to look up words or names:
- Take advantage of MeSH - the Medical Subject Headings - via the index button.
- The library symbol will indicate if we own the journal:
- Use the Previous Searches link on the top menu to combine searches.
- Use "*" on the end of your term for variant endings, and "?" for variant spellings.
If you access an article that is NOT full-text: check our Journals List to see if we carry the journal.
Check UCA’s online journals list to see whether or not they have the journal. No luck? Order it through interlibrary loan (takes 1-2 days).
Start your research early! Ask a librarian for advice and assurance! : )
Last Modified on 8/30/2012