RLS 33200: Research Methods

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EBSCO Research Library
Search accross multiple EBSCO databases

Subject Databases
This is a great tool for finding primary biomedical journal articles with links to some full-text.


This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.
Limit to Peer Reviewed

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
This is a great tool for finding sports medicine, fitness, coaching and education articles. Be sure to include the keyword "research" if looking for research articles.
LIMIT to Peer Reviewed

A  great tool for finding the psychology based literature.
Limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals


Search Strategy: EBSCO Research Library

Have fun with your search by "OR-ing" terms, trying truncation using the * symbol, and changing the drop-down menu to abstract, title or subject.

1. "pet therap*" or "animal assisted therap*" or dog* or puppy or horse* or dolphin* or equine therap*
2. depress* or anxi* or stress* or mental health
3. child*

1. outdoor recreation or wildnerness
2. child* or teen* or adolescen*
3.  depress* or stress* or anxiety or abuse* or substance abuse

Search Strategy: Medline and CINAHL

1. concuss*
2. sport* or athle*
3. school*

Search Stategy: PsycInfo

1. dance therap* OR movement therap* OR yoga OR ballet OR zumba OR crossfit
2. depress* OR anxi* OR stress
3. senior citizen* OR elderly OR aging OR older people

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Laura Kuo

Health Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-1197

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Citing Sources Using APA

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for many disciplines in the social sciences. The current edition is the sixth (2010).


Blankenship, D. (2010). Applied research and evaluation methods in recreation. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.


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