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KINE 101: Introduction to Kinesiology: Articles

  What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly articles are written by experts in the field and, additionally, reviewed by a panel experts in the field and are normally found in academic journals.  They tend to include a lot of research and data, and the information in the article is backed up by a list of references. 

Example of a Journal with Scholarly Articles

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Popular articles are often written by journalists for a general audience and are not reviewed by experts in the field.  Popular articles rarely include references.

Example of a Magazine with Popular Articles

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For more detailed information on what a scholarly article looks like, see the excellent tutorial Anatomy of a Scholarly Article.

Reading Articles

Scholarly articles are often very difficult to read! Here are strategies to help:

  • Re-read abstract
  • Review the subheadings
  • Read the conclusion
  • Search for a “review” article

  Citing Your Sources

Cite your source using a format such as APA (American Psychological Association),  CSE (Council of Science Editors) or your professor’s recommendation!

EasyBib -  The Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker for APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian.

APA Citation Style (Diana Hacker)

APA Quick Guide

Ask a librarian for help!

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The following databases listed below are reference databases and great for finding background information on health and science topics:

Gale Virtual Reference Library Database

Databases at Cañada College

Databases are collections of online articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.  When using the databases from off campus you will need to log-in using your Library Card Number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number).

See the full list of Cañada College Databases

Here are a list of databases that will be helpful for finding information on Kinesiology topics:

Science in Context Database

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Database

Academic Search Complete Database

ProQuest Science Journals Database