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MoveSci 250 Guide to Literature Research: Key Resources

This guide provides resources and tips for research in Movement Science.

Recommended Databases

Database Comparisons

Comparison of PubMed, Sport Discus, PsycInfo using eating disorders in athletes as an example


PubMed – physical and biochemical aspects of eating disorders

  • How does it affect the body, the brain?
  • Does it impact health? Illness? What kind of illness?
  • What about physical injuries?  What parts of the body are affected? What's the therapy? Are drugs needed? Surgery? What kind?  Any physical therapy after surgery?

SPORTDiscus - physical and mechanics of movement.  Looks more to the what it is and who is affected rather than why it happens and what can be done about it.

  • How does it affect physical performance?
  • Is movement affected?
  • What kind of counseling is warranted?
  • Effects of peer pressure. 
  • Social dynamics of team sports.
  • How does team or individual sports affect eating disorders?

PsycINFO - behavioral and social aspects of eating disorders.

  • Mental and emotional stress.
  • Family dynamics.
  • Social interactions.
  • Peer pressure.
  • Body image.
  • What is the attitude towards food and eating?
  • What kind of psychotherapy?

Journal Impact Factors

For a description of journal impact factors and journal rankings, go to the Citation Analysis Guide 

Select the tab,  Journal Rankings

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