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Assignment | Kinesiology Careers (Wiederrecht): Finding Information

Fall 2020 | PHED 1301 | Prof. Wiederrecht

Research Databases

Databases contain articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals. One of these journal titles related to Kinesiology is:  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (ProQuest: SciTech Premium Collection). These articles are behind pay walls. However,  LSC students have 24/7 access to this content with their 14-digit library account number. 

Sample Article:

  • Gale OneFile: How to turn your interests into a career
    • Use keywords to find an article on your career interest. This article was one of several pulled by Gale on search words: Exercise AND Physiologist AND Career. Combining what you love with what you do is a good idea according to this article!

Internet Sources

Critically evaluate information found on the internet. A healthy dose of cynicism helps avoid the use of inaccurate or biased information. See the tab labeled Evaluate Information for further details on finding credible information. 

Open Access Journals

Evaluate Information

The Three Rs :  Recent? Reliable? Relevant?

When you don't use articles in LSC databases you need to evaluate those articles.

  • Is this source up-to-date?
  • Is it about my topic?
  • Does it go into enough depth?
  • Does it come from an authoritative source?
  • Is the information accurate (and are there citations given to back it up)? 
  • Purpose - why was this information written in the first place? 

 

Alternatively, you can look at information evaluation based on

C R A A P. Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Indeed, there is a song that emphasizes this method of evaluation!