TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Foundations of Exercise Science

Library Resources Session Career Research


Reference Sources

Dictionary of Occupational Titles
REF HB 2595 .U543 1991

Useful for background information about work in various fields, career prospects, job skills, etc.

Magazines for Libraries
REF PN 4832 .M34 (Copy kept at Reference Desk)

Subject listing of major periodicals and details of the type of coverage each journal or magazine provides as well as information on where it is indexed or abstracted.

Encyclopedia of Associations
REF HS 17 .G334

Listing of organizations that may be pertinent to your subject or career area.  This includes a three volume set for national organizations and a separate volume for the Midwest and central plains.

Catalog Searching

Keywords:                   Careers, Occupations
Specific Career Terms (Social Work, Physical Education, etc.)

Subject Headings:       Occupations--United States
 Physical Education and Training--Vocational Guidance

Journalism--Vocational Guidance
Professional Education--United States--Directories
Universities and Colleges--United State--Graduate Work

Click here for a more extensive guide to keyword and subject searching


MOBIUS (Online catalog of academic library holdings from throughout Missouri)

  • Request online, items arrive within 2-3 working days

  • 21 day checkout, 2 renewals (if not needed elsewhere)

  • When requesting, we are part of LANCE and remember to choose Truman State University as pickup location.


Database Searching (Journal and Magazine Articles)

Subject Research Guide:  Exercise Science

Alphabetical List of Databases

Access article databases alphabetically or through subject listings. 

Examples:       SportDiscus
Academic Search Premiere
Business Source Premier
                        Communication and Mass Media Complete

Types of Periodicals
        Popular magazines
        Scholarly journals
        Trade journals

Journal Finder (Use to find periodicals in Pickler Memorial Library)

Example: How would you see if the following journal articles are available in Pickler

Hough, Paul A. "Effect of Dynamic and Static Stretching on Vertical Jump Performance and Electromyographic Activity." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23.2 (March 2009): 50

Springen, Karen. "Who'll Care for Dad?" Newsweek 136/19 (6 November 2000: 85)

Web Directories

Additional Web Resources: Resources By Subject

O*Net Online

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Career Overview

Citing Sources

Pickler Memorial Library Citation Tools Page

Using EndNote to Create Bibliographies




Encouraging Discovery