Looking for information and resources for your assignments and research projects can sometimes be challenging. This section will help you:
Whenever you start researching a new topic, you need to gain some background knowledge about it to serve as a starting point. Books, reference resources and websites are the key places to start.
Background sources provide an important foundation for your search strategy because:
Whenever you are looking for more generalized information that provides practical or professional advice and guidance a good starting point are books, trade journals, professional organization websites, and magazines.
Scholarly journals, also called academic journals, provide the best access to scholarly, peer-reviewed articles and evidenced-based research.
Scholarly/academic journals focus on a specific academic discipline and have two key attributes:
Evidenced-based is defined as "Denoting an approach to medicine, education, and other disciplines that emphasizes the practical application of the findings of the best available current research." (English Oxford Living Dictionaries, https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/evidence-based). In Exercise and Sports Science, professionals conduct and use evidence-based research to support evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice is when the professional combines using evidence-based research with the knowledge of the clinical experts and the client/patient's values and expectations in the clinical setting.