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Suggested Databases for Articles on Physical Education
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
This EBSCOhost multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Publishes international research on the education of children, including education challenges, curriculum approaches, education financing and school technology.
DOAJ This link opens in a new window
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.
Health Source - Consumer Edition This link opens in a new window
EBSCOhost's Health Source: Consumer Edition database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Newspaper Source This link opens in a new window
EBSCOhost's Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Statista This link opens in a new window
Statista is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods, and much more. Ready made tables are available for download as images to insert into presentations.
TED Talk: Why is physical education a student's most important subject?
Additional TED Talks on Physical Education
Here are some additional educational and inspiring talks and performances, filmed at TED conferences and events.
Open Educational Resources
Health and Physical Education Booklist
This is an annotated list of books for K-12 students on a variety of health topics, including but not limited to, mental and emotional health, safety skills, physical education and activity, the environment, food and nutrition, food cultures and customs, gardens and farms, alcohol and drug use, and personal and sexual health.
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
This OER from Lumen Learning is designed for students of all fitness levels, and provides an introduction to the study of fitness and wellness, as well as their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. This course was developed by faculty at the Extended Learning Institute of Northern Virginia Community College,
Nutritional Health, Food Production, and the Environment
This course from Johns Hopkins University's OER Commons offers an understanding of the difficult and challenging public health issues of food security by exploring the connections among diet, the current food and food animal production systems, the environment and public health, and considering factors such as economics, population, and equity. It includes case studies and guest lecturers from a variety of disciplines and experiences.
Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)
OPEN has one mission: to improve the effectiveness of physical education for every child. OPEN helps teachers help their students by providing rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools to every physical education teacher. OPEN is a backward designed curriculum project that targets SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. OPENPhysEd.org membership is free.
Physical Education Apps & Online Resources for Kids at Home
This comprehensive list of 15 online videos and six apps is a great resource for teachers to utilize in their classrooms but also direct their students to try out at home.
Recovery strategies in sport and exercise
This free OER course investigates the science behind recovery exploring the physiological processes involved in training and recovery and the potential role of recovery strategies.
Sports and exercise psychology
Psychological factors can play a significant role in sport and exercise. The three tracks in this podcast from the Open University investigate the links between exercise and mental health and what it really takes to stick to a program of regular physical activity.
The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for topics related to physical education. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Shelves
Books covering physical education, exercise science, sports management, and fitness management can be found in several areas of the library. Here are the breakdowns by Dewey Decimal numbers:
- 338: Economics & Business (includes sports business and management)
- 370-69: Education (includes physical education)
- 394.12: Food culture and food habits (includes nutrition)
- 610-19: Health & Medicine (includes sports medicine, nutrition, and physical education)
- 796: Athletics & Sports (includes physical education, sports business, and sports culture)
BC3 Library Catalog This link opens in a new window
This catalog lists all of the books, DVDs, CDs, journals and other resources available at the BC3 Library on the Butler campus.
EBook Central This link opens in a new window
Ebook Central is a collection of academic eBooks from leading publishers. It covers the arts, business, education, health & medicine, history, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology and the social sciences.
EBook Collection This link opens in a new window
Collection of academic online books covering a wide range of subjects.
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