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Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

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Index and full-text for peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, research reports, and newspapers in the field of education.

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Index and full text for consumer health publications.

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Index and full text for peer-reviewed medical journals and patient education materials.

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Index, summaries, and links to full text when available of journal articles, book chapters, full books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields.

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The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health indexes English-language publications in nursing and allied health along with publications of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National League of Nursing (NLN). Some full text.

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PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to some free full text articles and other related resources.

Publications in the Field

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Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Designed with the overarching goal to collect together in a single resource the knowledge generated by this interdisciplinary field, highlighting the links between science and practice. In it, scholars, health care practitioners and the general public will find a wealth of information on topics such as physical activity, stress and health, smoking, pain management, social support and health, cardiovascular health, health promotion, and HIV/AIDS.


Adapted Physical Education National Standards: 15 Standards of Specialized Knowledge Unrestricted Resource
The purpose of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards project was to ensure that physical education for children with disabilities be delivered by a qualified Adapted Physical Educator. In order to meet this purpose a set of 15 national standards representing the content a qualified Adapted Physical Educator must know to do their job was developed.

Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health were developed using National Standards for Physical Education, National Health Education Standards, the 1985 State Goals for Physical Development and Health, and other states' standards and local outcomes from Illinois school districts.

The goals and standards for physical development and health foster workplace skills, including identifying short- and long-term goals, utilizing technology, following directions, and working cooperatively with others. Problem solving, communication, responsible decision making, and team-building skills are major emphases as well.

NASPE National Standards, Guidelines and Position Statements Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) National Standards demonstrate that physical education and sport have academic standing equal to other subject areas. National guidelines define and promote quality physical education and physical activity programs with the intent of improving current health, fitness, and wellness of infants and youth as well as to promote lifelong physical activity. NASPE position statements state the Association's position related to select issues of importance to the physical education, physical activity and sport communities.


CDC Physical Activity Data and Statistics Unrestricted Resource
Public health surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data for use in planning, interpretation, and evaluation of public health practice. The latest facts, statistics and surveillance systems related to physical activity are provided.

NASPE Helpful Statistics for Advocacy Unrestricted Resource
List of statistical studies relating to physical education, physical activity, overweight/obesity, and education compiled by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
SAMHDA provides public-use data files, file documentation, and access to restricted-use data files to support a better understanding of this critical area of public health.


EDiPHY: EDucation in the PHYsical Unrestricted Resource
based on the idea that Physical Education (PE) is a terrific way in which students can develop as whole individuals. We hope to provide a place where teachers, parents, and students can come together to make physical education a more valuable experience. More than just a listing of activities, this site offers resources that can help you to be a better teacher, student or supporter of PE in your school. It also provides a way for you to connect with other educators to share stories, best practices and solutions.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Unrestricted Resource
The President’s Council engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.


American Council on Exercise Unrestricted Resource
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.

International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) Unrestricted Resource
ICSSPE was founded with the aims of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education, and of furthering a continuing collaboration between them.

SHAPE America Unrestricted Resource
Website for the Society of Health and Physical Educators organization. Their mission is "to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport."