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Sports Medicine: IB 128: Start

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Use this guide to search selected library resources for books, ebooks, articles, proceedings, patents, properties, news, and tools. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources. Bioscience Top Ten List. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use the Recommend a title form for purchase recommendations.
Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

On campus use

On campus use: Airbears 2: wireless access on campus.

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
Proxy Server
Current UC Berkeley students, faculty or staff follow directions to configure your browser for access to licensed resources.
Proxy resources: Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch setup instructions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN setup allows access the UC Berkeley licensed resources for current students, faculty and staff.


Example: Use search 'concussion'

Write your research topic as a question, use subject ideas or a thesis statement.
Example: What is a concussion? how to treat? how to prevent?

List the main concepts:
traumatic brain injury, concussion, brain trauma, brain concussion diagnosis, sports injuries, athletic injuries, therapy,  post-concussion syndrome.

List Key words, phrases, synonyms, alternative terms and spelling - be creative:
football injuries ethics, veterans health, brain wounds, brain damage, Mohammed Ali,

Materials on sports medicine and related topics will be located in many subject specialty libraries on campus. Our digital collections span all subjects and are available 24/7.

Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

Search terms

Exercise -- physiology.
Physical Endurance -- physiology.
Sports Medicine.
Sports -- Physiological aspects.

Getting started

Library Research Workshop 101
An online tutorial providing an introduction to library and research skills at the UC Libraries, including:

  • Understanding an assignment
  • Choosing a topic
  • Developing search terms (keywords)
  • Choosing sources

The Research Process tab of this guide contains more help and tips on doing research.

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