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MoveSci 250 Guide to Literature Research

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

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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