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KIN 481: Analysis of Critical Issues in Kinesiology

Start Broadly - 1Search

Find books, online scholarly articles or newspaper articles that OSU subscribes to.  If you need to find specific items, such as books by a particular author, use the advanced search option for more precise searching. Access 1Search from the library's home page.

1Search search bar showing two links: Databases A through Z and eJournals A through Z


Recommended Databases for Kinesiology

To identify articles on kinesiology topics, start with these databases.

Get Articles

In most of the library's databases, look for this button to try and access your article online.

find it @ osu button


Accessing the Article

When looking for articles, you will see that some articles are available immediately online from our library in full text. First, click on the Full text available link, then choose a full text link in the View It section of the page to get the article online.

Requesting an Article

You may need to get articles or books that our library doesn't have.

If you see results that say Check holdings  (usually in grey text), check the Get It section for the link to Request from Interlibrary Loan.  When you complete this request, library staff will work to get this article to you as a PDF.

You will receive an email from the Interlibrary Loan department when your article is ready. It usually takes 1-3 days to get an article.


Don't Pay for Articles with Google Scholar: Set Up Your Google Scholar Preferences

Step 1:  To make Google Scholar talk to the OSU Libraries collection, go to the Settings link, located on the top left corner of the page:

Step 2:  Click the gear icon. Depending on your display, this icon may be on the upper right or on the bottom of the settings menu.


Step 3:  On the left-hand side of the Scholar Settings page, choose Library links.

Step 4:  Next either search for Oregon State University in the search box or simply use the checkbox next to Oregon State University. Make sure you click Save.

Google Scholar and Find it at OSU

Now, when you do a search, your results list will look like this.  Click on the Find it at OSU link to get to either the full-text of the article or an easy option for requesting the article through interlibrary loan.  Notice that if the article doesn't have a Find it at OSU link, you can click on the More symbol (two arrow-like symbols) to try and Find at OSU.

screenshot of how to locate the find at osu option on Google Scholar


Sometimes Google Scholar results do not have the Find it at OSU link. However, if there is a PDF item included in the search result, that will take you directly to a PDF- no OSU access needed.

screenshot of how to access pdfs  if there is no Find it at osu link