Exercise and Sport Science


Waggoner Library Research Guide to Exercise Science and Sport Resources. Click on the topic below to jump to related information.

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Searching for book resources and the online catalog
  • The online catalog allows you to search by author, title, subject, and keyword and advanced search.
  • Exercise Science and Sports related books can be found in "GV" [sport sciences] or "QP" [Science] or "RC" [physiological aspects] call number areas
  • Circulating books are on the top floor of the library and are checked out at the main desk using your Trevecca student I.D.
  • Search Area Libraries link on the library website allows you to search several other middle Tennessee libraries’ holdings with one search question.  A courier service allows a patron to retrieve a book from ATHENA within 5-7 working days. Requests can be made online from the TNU library web site.
  • WorldCat allows you to search over 10,000 libraries worldwide. Books can be requested through Inter Library Loan.

The Online Catalog

Result List   The holdings line provides call number as well as indicates whether a book has been checked out by providing a due date. the button 'Other Resources' allows you to view a Table of Contents (TOC) or a Book Review for that title. Reference books indicate no copies available since they cannot be checked out. Photocopies can be made of needed pages.

eBooks   Also included in the library holdings are e-books from several collections, over 85, 000 titles. Free accounts need to be created to take full advantage of ebook collection features.
Many can be download to an eReader format and there is a small collection of audio books available.

Checking out/Renewing library books.  These are checked out at the Main Desk with a maximum of fifteen books and are due back in four weeks. Your TNU I.D. card serves as your library card. Books cannot be checked out from the Web site.

Materials can be renewed online!    From the library home page click on the My Account link on the menu. Follow instructions to view your account. The renew link will appear on the screen.  Books cannot be renewed if they are overdue.  Call 615.248.1214 for assistance or email library@trevecca.edu


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Locating Scholarly Journal Articles

Online account information is provided exclusively for Trevecca Nazarene University. Our license agreements permit use of databases only by Trevecca faculty and students. 
Please help us maintain the integrity of our license agreements by not sharing access with family, co workers, and friends

If you know the journal title:

From the library homepage enter the journal title in the search box near the top.  Change the tag to read “Journal Title” then enter.  If your journal is full text in one of our databases the result will include a link to the database where you can access the full text or indicates bound, back issues or microfilm availability.  If there were no hits you can complete online an ILL form requesting a journal article reprint.

If you are searching by subject:

Electronic Resources Link: Click on the ‘Electronic Resources’ link, then choose either

* Looking for databases by subject displays a subject list of databases

* Looking for databases by title browses an A-Z title list of databases

* Looking for databases by e-journal limits you to browsing only e-journals accessible online

Accessing databases off campus access requires you to provide your name and the 11 digit ID number from your student ID.


Journal titles in this subject area include

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Exercise Science and Sport Databases include:

for Health-related topics:

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine covers 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to many topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. From Gale Cengage Learning.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
has a variety of resource types with information on Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, etc.

Health Module includes coverage of medical conditions, substance abuse, insurance, health policy and more.

Health Reference Center Academic is a multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
ProQuest Medical Library combines MEDLINE indexing with full images for more than 200 key medical titles. Offers coverage of all the major healthcare specialties, including nursing, pediatrics, neurology, pharmacology, cardiology, physical therapy, and others.

for Education-related topics:

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

ERIC Plus Text contains more than one million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles, compiled by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC).

ProQuest Education Journals provides access to over 760 top educational publications, including more than 600 titles in full text. It covers literature on primary, secondary, and higher education, and also special education, home schooling, adult education, administration, policy, teaching practices and hundreds of related topics.

for Business-related topics

Business Source complete provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1000 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business.

ABI/INFORM provides news coverage-local, regional and global, information on industries as well as in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Includes The Wall Street Journal.

ProQuest Business Module searches all business titles on subjects such as economics, personal finance, marketing and more.

for Psychology-related topics:

PsycARTICLES® provides access nearly 50 top full-text psychology publications covering the disciplines of Human Physiology, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, and more.

PsycINFO® contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

Psychology Collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.

for Ministry-related topics:

ProQuest Humanities Module searches subjects such as communication, history, journalism, literature, philosophy, religion and more.

ProQuest Religion covers religious affairs and religious thinking from the top periodicals.

Religion & Philosophy features a custom selection of more than 250 magazines and academic journals covering religion, philosophy, and the related areas of archaeology and anthropology. Use this database not only to study theological approaches to social issues, but also to learn about the impact that religion and philosophy have had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.


Additional general subject material may be found in the Multidisciplinary Databases

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Interlibrary Loan Services    

Articles or books not available at Waggoner library can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. All transactions for ILL are handled through the Interlibrary Loan Services Librarian. Complete an online form on the library Web site following the ILL link on the menu.  Allow 7-10 days for the requested book to arrive and 7 days for article reprints.  Items are sent to the Library for pickup.

Books:  Books generally have a three to four week checkout period.  Turnaround time for book requests is about 7 working days. There are generally no fees for this service; however, late fine charges for ILL books are $.50 per day.

Journal Article Reprints: If a journal is unavailable at TNU a reprint of it can be ordered using the online form off the web site.  There is no cost. Many cases the article will be sent as a PDF to your email. Allow 5 days for delivery of the article.

Internet Resources include:


American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM]

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

National Strength and Conditioning Association

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition


Gatorade Sport Science Institute

Get Body Smart - online Anatomy & Physiology textbook

Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma


The Science of Sport Blog - Scientific comment and analysis of sporting performance by Dr. Ross Tucker and Dr. Jonathon Dugas.

Sports Medicine Blog -  Elizabeth Quinn has been the About.com Guide to Sports Medicine since 1998.

Weight Training Blog - Follow Paul, a qualified and registered personal trainer with a background in a wide range of sports including track sprinting, triathlon, marathon, hockey, tennis and baseball, and including some coaching.

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