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Subject Guide for Integrative Physiology

Brief Description: The science of mind and behavior.


For more information, contact the Science Library.

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Abstracts and Indexes to Academic or Scholarly Articles 

Abstracts and Indexes are used to locate published journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, reports, scholarly research and patents.

CU SportsDiscus

SportsDiscus is the world's leading database in sport, health, fitness and sports medicine providing access to fulltext and bibliographic references in such areas as sports medicine, physical education, coaching and training, arts and history, corporate wellness, engineering and health and safety. SportsDiscus has more than 700,000 qualified references from thousands of international periodicals, books, e-journals, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, and websites as well as has direct links to fulltext articles.  Information focuses on different areas involving sports, including the arts and humanities, engineering and social sciences.  For more information about SportsDisucs go to:


CU Medline

The MEDLINE database is produced by the National Library of Medicine and includes over 12 million references to journal articles. Subject covered includes: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Allied Health, Veterinary Medicine, the Health Care System, Health Administration, Dentistry and the Preclinical Sciences. More than 4,000 journals from over 70 countries are indexed and about 400,000 new citations are added to the database each year. The entire database, from 1966 to date, is available for searching.  For more information about MEDLINE go to:



The PubMed database is drawn primarily from MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE. In addition, for participating journals that are indexed selectively for MEDLINE, PubMed includes all articles from that journal, not just those that are included in MEDLINE. Finally, PubMed also provides access to the molecular biology databases included in NCBI's Entrez retrieval system. For more information about PubMed go to: 


CU Biological Abstracts
This database includes bibliographic references (records) with abstracts derived from life sciences research journals published worldwide. Contains some links to full text articles. Coverage: 1969 - present.


CU Biological Sciences Subfiles via Cambridge Science Abstracts
This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Coverage: 1960 - present.


CU ScienceDirect

Offers access to the Elsevier Science journal collection (over 1,200 titles), along with journals from a host of prestigious societies and STM publishers. This includes the PsycArticles database of over fifty full text American Psychological Association journals from 1978 to-date. For more information about ScienceDirect go to:


CU Scirus
This search engine can search 200 million webpages for scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data.  Subject areas covered include agricultural and biological sciences, astronomy, biosciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, (business and management), engineering (energy and technology), environmental sciences, languages and linguistics, law, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, physics, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and sociology.


CU Visual Histology
The Visual Histology Video Learning System is a collection of 26 one-half hour online streaming video tutorials that cover the body's histological organization.


CU Web of Science

The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research.  For more information about the WEB OF SCIENCE go to:

Reference books – selective handbooks, encyclopedias, and dictionaries

The Oxford companion to the body

Science Reference   QM7 O96 2001


Human structure

Science Reference QM23.2 L44


Grant's atlas of anatomy

Science Reference QM25.A38 2005


Encyclopedia of human biology  

Science Reference     QP11.E53 1997


Principles of bone biology

Science Reference   QP88.2.P735 2002


Respiration and circulation

Science Reference   QP101.R47


Handbook of nutrition and food

Science Reference   QP141.C774 2002


Hurst's the heart, arteries and veins

Science Reference   RC667.H88 1998


Vascular medicine: a textbook of vascular biology and diseases

Science Reference   RC691.V39 1996


Essentials of sports medicine

Science Reference    RC1210.E782 1997


The female athlete

Science Reference   RC1210.F365 2002


Oxford textbook of sports medicine

Science Reference   RC1210 O96 1998


Sports medicine secrets

Science Reference   RC1210 S765 2003


Team physician's handbook

Science Reference   RC1210.T43 2002


The Oxford dictionary of sports science and medicine

Science Reference   RC1206.O94 1998


Injuries in baseball

Science Reference   RC1220.B3 I55


Biomechanics in sport: performance enhancement and injury prevention

Science Reference   RC1235.B476 2000


Injury and trauma sourcebook

Science Reference   RD93.I55 2002


Complete guide to sports injuries

Science Reference   RD97.G75 1997


Surgical atlas of sports medicine

Science Reference   RD97.M554 2003


DeLee & Drez's orthopaedic sports medicine : principles and practice

Science Reference   RD97.O78 2003


Sports injuries sourcebook

Science Reference   RD97.S736 2002


The upper extremity in sports medicine

Science Reference   RD557.U67 1995


Dancer's guide to injuries of the lower extremity: diagnosis, treatment, and care

Science Reference    RD560.W75 1985


Reconstructive surgery of the joints

Science Reference    RD686.J656 1996


Magnetic resonance imaging in orthopaedics & sports medicine

Science Reference    RD734.5.M33.S75 1997

Style Manuals for Psychology
Use these style manuals for guidelines on writing your research paper including the proper format for bibliographic citations. Print resources link to Chinook, the UCB online catalog.

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Science Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001

Also online at: APA Style.org


Council of Biology Editors Style Manual
Science Stacks QH304 .C68 1978


A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations, 6th ed.
Reference and Science Ref LB2369 .T8 1996


The Chicago manual of style, 15th ed.
Reference Z253 .C57 2003

Internet Links



BioMechanics Magazine Home Page   http://www.biomech.com/

The Magazine of Lower Extremity Movement. Text available from January 1996.


Defense Technical Information Center STINET Databases http://stinet.dtic.mil/

"DTIC provides information--records of planned, ongoing, or completed Defense-related research--to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors... The Public-STINET does not require registration. It provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Report Bibliographic (TR) Database within the last 11 years."


Introduction to Muscle http://muscle.ucsd.edu/musintro/jump.shtml

This is an introduction to muscle physiology and design by the Muscle Physiology Lab at the University of California.


Musculoskeletal Diseases http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/C05.html

A collection of links relating to muscules and/or skeletal conditions and disorders from the Karolinska Institute Library and Information Center in Stockholm.




Bad Human Factors Designs http://www.baddesigns.com/

"A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles." By Michael J. Darnell


CUErgo: Cornell Ergonomics Web  http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/


ErgoWeb: The Place for Ergonomics http://www.ergoweb.com/

"A one stop spot for ergonomics information, products, case studies, instructional materials, standards and guidelines, communication opportunities, ergonomics related news, and more." "


Useful Sites Concerning Ergonomic Issues  http://www.ergo.engin.com/ErgoSites.html


Fitness and Health


Do It Sports http://www.doitsports.com/index.html

Information on participatory sporting events and related topics.


FitLife http://www.fitlife.com/

FitLife provides current material, information and services in the fields of physical fitness, health promotion, wellness and lifestyle.


BALANCE: Fitness on the Net http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour/

A monthly electronic journal started November 1994. Issues are freely accessable but you must register to view back issues.


FitnessLink: All The News That's Fit. http://www.fitnesslinkpros.com/

Contains many useful resources on fitness, health and nutrition. Including news articles updated daily.


HealthAtoZ Search Engine http://www.healthatoz.com/

Searches web sites which which "has been exclusively catalogued by medical professionals."


Myo Dynamics http://www.myodynamics.com/

Charles Staley's Fundamentals of Strength Training for Sport

Net Seat.com     http://www.netsweat.com/

"The primary purpose of this site is the dissemination of information on exercise and nutrition. IFR offers a comprehensive listing of fitness related sites as well as a weekly editorial on nutrition and fitness."


Stride Magazine http://www.stride.com/

A quarterly magazine devoted to lower body health, from hip to toe. Full text for selected articles of current issue and for all articles of back issues.


Sport and Exercise Psychology http://www.coloradobiathlon.org/

Contains links to organizations, conferences, graduate programs, mailing list and journals relating to exercise physiology.




Comprehensive Sites of Interest to Kinesiology http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/discipline/health_kin/redirect.html

Links to sites of interest.


Kinesiology Associations Web Site Links (CSU Northridge)  http://library.csun.edu/dhelfer/kinesweb.html


Peak Performance Technologies, Inc. http://www.peakperform.com/index.htm

Peak is "a company dedicated to producing a full line of motion and analog measurement products to satisfy the requirements of researchers, clinicians, and businesses who have an interest or need to measure motion." This site includes a bibliography or articles and studies which references Peak and/or its equipment in research.


USA Gymnastics Online: Technique http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/publications/technique/

Journal with selected full text starting January 1995.


Physical Education


Welcome to AAHPERD http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/template.cfm

Official web site of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.


Resources of Scholarly Societies - Recreation & Leisure



"This is one of a set of subject pages created by compilers at the University of Waterloo Library to facilitate access to websites maintained by or for scholarly societies across the world."


Sport Management


Sport Management Info. Centre @ UNB -Terry R. Haggerty
Contains interesting listings of sport management related sites maintain by the University of New Brunswick in Canada.


Sports Medicine


American Sports Medicine Institute
"ASMI's mission is to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries through research and education." This site contains and provides links to resources relating to this mission.


Center for Sports Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine - Richard M. Bachrach, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.M.
Contains general information about some sports injuries and disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system.


Gatorade Sports Science Institute
"Provides information targeted toward athletic trainers, physicians, coaches, nutritionists and others interested in the fields of sports medicine, sports nutrition and exercise science."


Human Kinetics
Publisher's website for kinetics materials in various formats. The site
also includes an Online Education Center, information about all aspects of
sports science and medicine as well as physical education, and links to
other websites.


The National Athletic Trainers' Association
Information and publications about careers in athletic training.


The Physician and Sports Medicine
Links to other sites in sports medicine 


Scholarly Sports Sites 
This subject directory brings together the websites which will assist the serious sports researcher, kinesiology librarian, sport information specialist, college/university student and faculty.


Sports Medicine (Medicine)
Links to sports medicine related sites.