SES 3340 Sport Nutrition

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make it easier for you to find quality research information about ergogenic aids.

Reference Sources

Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition
QP141 .B523 1998 (Reference)
Defines terms, tables of various food components, lengthier articles on central issues, i.e. carbohydrate digestion.
Nutrition in Sport
QP141 .N793 2000 (Reference)
Detailed articles on facets of sport nutrition, such as Fat metabolism in exercise, The Female athlete, and Young Athletes.



Cornette Library's online catalog
Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
  • a keyword search for your subject, such as sport nutrition or ergogenic.
  • the general LC subject heading dietary supplements or athletes nutrition.
  • the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as ephedra toxicology or caffeine physiological effect.

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

  • Online catalog for libraries around the world.
  • Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

Which database?

Web of Science (includes Science Citation Index)
Use "Cited Reference Search" to identify references to a basic article. Enter known citation information, and then click "View Record" to see abstract. Click on "Times Cited" link to see details on articles that cite the original.
Use "General Search" to keyword search.
SFX logo enabled.
Medline (EBSCO)
Use Boolean phrase like "AND (sport* or athlet* or exercis*)" to limit to items that are relevant to sport/exercise issues.
SFX logo enabled. Can limit to "Linked full text" for initial search.
Very current index to articles in all areas of medicine.
Minimal full-text.
Use "Journals Database" link in left navigation bar to identify full journal title.
Use Boolean phrase like "AND (sport* or athlet* or exercis*)" to limit to items that are relevant to sport/exercise issues.
ScienceDirect Journals
Full text database, can limit article type to "review article".
Use Boolean phrase like "AND (sport* or athlet* or exercis*)" in Title to limit to items that are relevant to sport/exercise issues.
All articles relate to sports.
Limit to English language, periodical article, and research. Best results when key term is in the title. Can also use subject searching.
SFX logo enabled.
Sports Science Subject Guide
Recommends other databases with material relating to sports and exercise science.

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Web Sites

General guides

Scout Report Archives
Scholarly. Keyword or advanced search. Results listed by relevance.
INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Scholarly. Keyword search or browse by general subject area. Can limit to free sites.
ipl2 - "Information You Can Trust" (merger of Internet Public Library and Librarians' Index to the Internet)
General public interest. Keyword search, or browse by general topic and subtopic.


Citing Your Sources

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