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Kinesiology 436: Health Coaching: Research Articles

Select a Working Population

Use these resources to explore working populations (i.e. "construction workers", "retail workers", "truck drivers, etc.) and the occupational health issues they encounter.


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Find additional journals in print and electronic format by entering an "Advanced Search" in the library catalog (sport? OR kinesiology OR exercise), limit format to Journals/Magazines.

Research Databases

Use these databases to find research articles.

Grey Research/ Grey Literature

Types of Grey Literature

Grey Literature Wordle

Where to find it?

Professional Organization Websites (Does your working group have a professional organization? A union? Do they have anything to say about work-related injuries? A policy paper, newsletter article, fact sheet, training manual, etc. can be considered grey literature.)

Government Websites (Almost everything from the government is grey literature! Think about resources from the CDC/NIOSH, DOL, laws, data from the Census, etc.)

It's always a good idea to run your grey literature resource by your professor.

Determining if a Journal is Peer-Reviewed: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

How do I know if my article comes from a peer-reviewed journal?

  • You can use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to check to see if a particular journal is peer-reviewed. If it is, the record will include the referree jacket icon depicted above, meaning that the journal is "refereed"/peer-reviewed
  • Peer-reviewed journals contain articles that have been carefully reviewed by experts in a particular field of study to ensure that the research they present meets high standards of quality
  • Peer-reviewed journals are also referred to as scholarly, academic, or refereed
  • Common characteristics of peer-reviewed journal articles:
    • they have an abstract, which is a paragraph at the beginning of the article summarizing the content and findings of the article
    • the authors are affiliated with academic institutions (most often colleges and universities)
    • the articles are long (usually anywhere from 10-35 pages) and primarily text-based (pictures included are usually charts and graphs, as opposed to glossy photos as in popular magazines)
    • they contain a lengthy bibliography (also called "references," or "works cited" list). You can use this list to find additional sources on your topic.

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Sample Articles

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