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KIN 355: Writing Seminar in Kinesiology

Welcome and Overview

Welcome to the Research Guide for Kinesiology 355!  This guide is intented to help you with your library research by providing links to recommended databases, information about citations, and videos with search tips.  The tabs at the left of the guide will let you navigate these topics.

As the librarian for Kinesiology, I am happy to help if you have questions about this assignment. You can contact me by email ( or use the "Schedule Appointment" button under my picture on the left to see my availability and schedule a Zoom appointment. 

Good luck with your research!


For more Kinesiology resources, check out the full Kinesiology Research Guide.

Finding Background Information

Textbooks and encyclopedias are good sources for getting background information on your topic. Here are links to a couple of our kinesiology-related online encyclopedias and a short video on finding textbooks in one of our e-book databases. If you can't find a book on your topic, email me and I will try some of our other databases.