RLS 23500: Design & Operation


Finding Scholarly Articles

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.
*Search [Park Design]; [Parks] AND [Recreation Areas] AND [Design]; [National Parks] AND [Health]; [National Parks] AND [Design]
LIMIT to Peer Reviewed
Academic Search Premier
News, Magazine, and Journal articles on a wide range of topics including leisure & recreation, health care, sports, hobbies and many more. 
*Search [Park Design] AND [Health]; [Park Design] AND [Ecol*]; [Park Design] AND [Econom*]; [Park Design] AND [Sustain*]; [Park Design] ANd [Tourism]
Limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
ERIC (Ebsco interface)
The premier education database including bibliographic citations, abstracts, and some full-text for journal articles, research and technical reports, conference papers and proceedings, program descriptions, teaching guides, and lesson plans.
*Search [Park Design] AND [Playground*]; [Playground Design]; [Playground Design] AND [Park*]
Limit to Peer Reviewed
A database with articles on the environment and related disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
*Search [Park Design] AND [Sustainable OR Ecology]; [Park Design] AND Soil; [Parks] AND [Soil Conservation]
Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
This is a great tool for finding scholarly policy, business and economic based information.
*Search [Outdoor Recreation OR Recreation Areas] AND Parks AND Design
LIMIT  to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
A  great tool for finding the psychology based literature.
*Search [Recreation Areas] AND Subject topics such as: health, quality of life, communities
Limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.
*Search [Parks OR Natural Environment] AND Design AND Recreation
Limit to Peer Reviewed
This is a great tool for finding primary biomedical journal articles with links to some full-text.
* Search [Environment Design AND Recreation AND Parks]