HKIN115 Lab 2 2012 by HC12110322169

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									                                          Laboratory Day and Time: _______________________
                                                                  (i.e. Tuesday 3:45 p.m.)

                                StFX Student Number _______________ Class Number ______

                                 Laboratory 2: Using the library

Location: Meet at the Angus L. MacDonald library main Lobby.
Please bring: your student ID AND completed responses to the “Laboratory Discussion
Questions” section below.

Relevant Readings: None.

Introduction:
Campus libraries are valuable sources of information. To access this information, students
need to become familiar with the resources available and how to access them. It is important to
become familiar with the library before assignments and papers pile up so the utmost can be
obtained from the library’s internal and external resources.

One crucial library skill is the ability to search effectively through the electronic data bases
available. An effective data base search will result in applicable information needed to write
reports, papers, and research proposals.

It is also important to recognize what constitutes a valid source of information. With the vast
array of information available on the internet, a student must carefully select the information
he/she uses in their writing. Journal articles (peer-reviewed) and text books are generally good
sources of information. Magazine articles and various web pages are not necessarily valid or
reliable sources of information.

Purpose:
1. to learn about the libraries at St. Francis Xavier University
2. to learn how to efficiently search the library and the available data bases for information
related to Human Kinetics

Laboratory Discussion Questions:
In your own words, provide a typed response to each of the following PRIOR to coming to the
lab.

1. In high school (or university for the transfer students), how did you find information needed to
write your papers?

2. With regards to your response in question 1, was this an effective process? Do you think that
process will work at the university level? Why or why not?

3. List at least 3 disadvantages of only using general search engines, such as Google or Yahoo,
when conducting research for “academic” papers?




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Procedures:
Complete the following when instructed to DURING the laboratory time.

1. List five (5) electronic databases appropriate to search for information related to Human
Kinetics.
         a. ________________________________________________________________

       b. ________________________________________________________________

       c. ________________________________________________________________

       d. ________________________________________________________________

       e. ________________________________________________________________



2. Perform a search on one of the following topics related to Human Kinetic and complete the
blanks:
Ergogenic Aids (creatine, vitamin supplements, steroids, human growth hormone, caffeine)
Physical fitness (age-related declines; building fitness, differences between men and women,
developing from childhood to adolescence)
Somatotype and athletic performance
Physical activity (and health [heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, osteoporosis], differences
between men and women; from child to adolescent; how much is enough; vs. sport: etc.)
Nutrition for the elite athlete; Nutrition for the recreational athlete
Physical education (how much; what approach; benefits; gender segregation; etc.)
Biomechanics (of human movement; of athletic skills {the golf swing, foul shots, etc.])
Ergonomics (body alignment, low back pain, overuse injuries, etc.)
Alcohol and sports; Alcohol and athletes
Tobacco and sponsorship: Is it ethical to allow tobacco to sponsor sports teams
Athletic training
Cardiovascular endurance (and physical fitness, and athletic performance, training, and
health, and reduces risk of disease, etc.)
Muscular strength (and physical fitness, and athletic performance, training, and health, and
reduces risk of disease, etc.)
Muscular endurance (and physical fitness, and athletic performance, training, and health, and
reduces risk of disease, etc.)
Flexibility (and physical fitness, and athletic performance, training, and health, and reduces risk
of disease, etc.)
Body composition (and physical fitness, and athletic performance, training, and health, and
reduces risk of disease, etc.)
Psychology of sport (imagery, mental training, relaxation, anxiety, stress, etc.)
Competition
Psychology of sport (adherence, drop out, cohesion, team work, etc.)
Eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, social physique anxiety
Overtraining
Coaching
Other?
_______________________________________________________________________


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3.
       a. What topic are you interested in?

____________________________________________________________________________


       b. What database(s) did you use in your search?

____________________________________________________________________________

       c. What specific words did you use in your search?

____________________________________________________________________________



4. Based on your search above, identify one relevant article and fill in the blanks below.

       a. Article title:

____________________________________________________________________________

       b. Author(s):

____________________________________________________________________________

       c. Journal title:

____________________________________________________________________________

       d. Volume, issue, year, pages:

______________________________________________________________________




Please hand in your completed lab, including typed responses to Discussion Questions
before you leave today.




                                                                            Pass        Fail




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