Background reading is an essential starting point to any research project. The purpose of background reading is to get an overview of your topic, and to begin to become acquainted with the key terms, names, and events associated with your topic.
Find and read an article in a subject-specific reference book or eReference database. The Berntsen Library collects reference books in both print and online formats. (*Note: Reference books are considered tertiary sources and are not typically referred to or cited in research papers.)
Use the eReference databases listed below to find background articles about your topic.
These subject-specific reference books in print are available at the Berntsen Library. They will help give you a concise, authoritative overview of your Health & Kinesiology topic as you begin your research.
The library collects subject-specific reference books in e-book format as well as in print. Here is a list of e-reference works that would include the topics of Health & Kinesiology.