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Physical Education: Recommended Resources

A research guide for finding Physical Education resources in the BC3 Library and on the Internet, complied by the BC3 Librarians

Suggested Databases for Articles on Physical Education

Google Scholar Search

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.

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

For more OER Resources, see the Open Educational Resources LibGuide

Featured Print Books


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)




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