Welcome

Welcome to the Research Guide for Health and Physical Education. This guide is organized in the following manner:

  • Research Starters
  • Books
  • Databases
  • Websites
Searching

Use our Discovery search above to search our physical collection and most of our digital resources. The remaining digital resources can be accessed for searching using the buttons beside the Discovery search.

Guide Creator

If you have questions, feel free to contact the creator of this guide, Dr. Cathie Chatmon.

Suggested Research Starters

These are general encyclopedias designed to give an overview of the subject.

    Introduction

    Books can provide a rich source of information. The books suggested here represent a selection of general works on topics related to this subject. Not tall necessarily hold to a view of Scripture or a doctrinal position similar to Piedmont International University.  

    If a book is only available in a physical format but you are at a distance from the University, please refer to our shipping and scanning services.

    If we do not have a book you are seeking, please see Borrowing from Another Library.

    Introduction

    Many databases provide access to journal articles. They are searchable by subject, author, or keyword.  If you want to search just a specific database, use our Databases directory.

    The use of Boolean operators can narrow or expand your search. This option is often found by clicking on Advanced Search in a database's searching interface.

    AND – requires the source to have all the search terms – it will limit your search

    OR  - allows the source to have either of the search terms – it will expand your search

    NOT – eliminates some search terms from your search – it, too, will limit your search

    Truncation is another helpful strategy. In truncation, one types a portion of a search term and then follows with an asterisk. This also helps broaden the search.

    Introduction

    Websites can be a source of useful information but must be used judiciously. The C.R.A.A.P. Test is a guide for evaluating websites.

    Another source for Website evaluation: Harris, Robert. "Evaluating Internet Research Sources." VirtualSalt. 21 January 2015, http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm. Accessed February 8, 2019.