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KIN 490 Research Methods in Exercise Science: Exercise Science Databases & Journals

Exercise Science Journals

Here are some examples of well-known journals that cover sports medicine and exercise science. This list is NOT exhaustive.

** indicates current full text is available in library databases.

Article Types

Empirical Article: Research articles describe and document research conducted by the author(s). Empirical studies are based on data derived from observation or experimentation. Research articles usually comprise an abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, list of references and appendices. 

  • It is important to use these "Primary Sources." Primary sources are original materials on which other research is based. They are usually the first formal appearance of results in physical, print or electronic format. They present original thinking, report a discovery, or share new information. Primary sources may vary depending upon the discipline or context.

Literature Review: An article in which the authors present the findings of other scholars studies. A literature review identifies major scholars and studies in a particular research area, summarizes current findings and provides a robust bibliography.

Exercise Science Databases

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