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Public Health

Guide to selected resources in Public Health.

Kinesiology Resources

Kinesiology

Evaluating Web Sites

How can you tell if a web site is trustworthy or not? It's not always easy, but there are things that you can look for that will help you decide.

Questions to ask yourself when evaluating a source

  • Who is the author? Are they qualified to talk about this subject?
  • How accurate is the information? You may need to compare what you find with another source to answer this question.
  • Who is the audience? This can influence how much detail is included.
  • What point of view is being represented? All sites have a bias, but is it obvious or are they trying to hide something?
  • How up to date is the site? Older information may no longer be accurate.

Criteria for evaluating resources

  • Accuracy
    • How does this resource match up with others you've seen? 
    • Do the results seem plausible? 
  • Authority
    • Who created it? 
    • What are the qualifications of the creator?
  • Content
    • Is this written in a ‘professional’ manner?  
    • Is it sloppy? 
    • What kind of evidence does the creator use to support what they are saying?
  • Purpose
    • Is this written in an objective, detached way? 
    • Is this someone’s personal opinion? 
    • Who is the intended audience?
  • Timeliness
    • When was this produced?
    • If a website, when was this updated last? 
    • How old are the works that are foot-noted/cited?

For more detailed information see Evaluating Information Found on the Internet (Johns Hopkins University)

Finding Primary Sources

Evaluating primary sources

From:  Loyola Marymount University Library and University of Southern California Libraries 

Developed by Suffolk County Community College Library

 

 

 

To find full text of articles, check Database Finder, Journal Finder, and/or Citation Finder.

Some suggested databases to get started with are listed below:




 

  • The Kinesiology Network
    At Kinesiology Net you will find useful information about manual muscle testing kinesiology, addresses to schools, associations and journals, a muscle database, links to research-papers, and many www-links to other web sites about kinesiology.
  • Exercise
    A Guide from the National Institute on Aging
  • Exercise and Physical Fitness
    An extensive list of links from the MedlinePlus site containing news, summaries and overviews, diagrams and pictures, nutrition and therapies ....
  • ExRx.net
    ExRx.net (Exercise Prescription on the Net) is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast." ExRx.net consists of over 2000 pages, most of which are found in the Exercise and Muscle Directory.
  • Fitness.gov
    The health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
  • Human Kinetics
    Human Kinetics’ partners and programs reinforce sports and physical activity on an international scale.
  • PECentral.org
    The premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. Their goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.
  • Shape up America
    Shape Up America! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management.
  • Sports Fitness
    A specific page devoted to Sports Fitness which has an extensive list of links - from the MedlinePlus site.
  • Wellness Letter
    Access to the table of contents, a feature article, and "Ask the Experts" column from UC Berkeley's monthly newsletter of nutrition, fitness, and self-care. Other free resources include guide to supplements, wellness recipes and wellness books.


 

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