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Kinesiology & Nutrition Science: Find Books

A general guide to library resources in the area of Kinesiology

Finding Books

Like to Browse?

The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library.  Additional materials (such as government documents,  and reference books) may be found on the first floor.

GV is the Recreational area located on the Mezzanine

  • GV 1-1860:   Recreation, Leisure
  • GV 201-555:   Physical Education
  • GV 401-433:   Sports Facilities
  • GV 557-1198:   Sports
  • GV 1580-1799   Dance

Other relevant sections (2nd floor)

  • QP 1-345:   Physiology
  • RM 695-893:   Physical Medicine

Google Book Search

Use Google Book Search to discover additional books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).

Search the Library Catalog

Have you narrowed down your topic? Do you have all the background information you need and find yourself ready to get more in depth research? If you answered YES then you are ready to:

Search the Catalog

You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.

 

 

 

When searching the online catalog, a basic search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number. An advanced search will let you search by a combination of these fields, as well as by format, language, location, and date.

Finding Books the Library Doesn't Own

LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:

  • Search for the book by Title, Keyword, Subject etc. and select “Submit.”
  • If your title is available you will be able to select “Request this Item.”
  • Follow the prompts to enter your name and barcode number located on the back of your student ID.
  • Items arrive in the library in about 2 to 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. The late fees are $1/day. 

If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Search Tips

To get started, try a keyword search in the library catalog . Keyword searching is less specific than searching Library of Congress subject headings (see box below), but may provide more results. Need more? Click over to LINK+ and continue your searching there. Need even more? WorldCat includes over 54 million entries from more than 45,000 libraries. You may also place Interlibrary Loan requests. (Slower than LINK+). Below are a few sample keyword searches for you to start with. Be creative, come up with your own, and use keywords from the works you find to improve your future searches.

Examples of Keyword Searches:

keyword: biomechanic*

keyword: human physiolog*

keyword: nutrition AND exercise

keyword: athlet* AND injur*

keyword: kinesiology

keyword: energy AND metabolism

Library of Congress Subject Headings

LC Subject Headings are classifications agreed upon by all US libraries and be an invaluable tool when you are searching for information. While keyword searches may bring up more titles, LC Subject searching can bring up more accurate lists of works specifically related to your field of study. Need more? Click over to LINK+ and continue your searching there. Need even more? WorldCat includes over 54 million entries from more than 45,000 libraries. You may also place Interlibrary Loan requests. (Slower than LINK+)

Examples of Subject Headings searches:

LC Subject: Human mechanics

LC Subject: Sports medicine

LC Subject: Physical therapy

LC Subject: Running

LC Subject: Exercise

LC Subject: Athletics

 

To learn more about LC Subject Headings and authorities, visit the Library of Congress Authorities website.