Resources in Kinesiology

  • Summer Semester Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat & Sun: 1-5pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (217) 244-1864


Find Articles in Databases & Journals

Use databases to search multiple online journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.



Find Background Information

Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.



Browse Useful Websites

Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.

Develop Research Skills

Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject or for a specific class. 

Kinesiology Research Guides

General Research Guides

Class Guides



Use Additional Library Resources

Find Books and Other Material

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Kinesiology Related Libraries and Library Services



Learn About Other Resources on Campus

Learn about kinesiology resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




About the Kinesiology Collection

1949 was the year the first doctoral degree in physical education was awarded and also the year in which about 4,000 books were pulled from the general collection and physically arranged together in the new Physical Education Library. This collection was initially designed to support class reading assignments with only a few items of interest to the graduate students and faculty and a core reference collection. However, by 1952, book selection was geared more toward support of graduate and faculty research with master's degrees offered in both Recreation and Health Education that year. In 1975, the name of the College was changed from Physical Education to Applied Life Studies to reflect more accurately the College's mission. One month later, in July 1975, the name of the library followed suit. The Applied Health Sciences Library merged with the Education and Social Science Library in Fall 2012 to form the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). Over the years, the collection has reflected the interdisciplinary nature of the departments served and has grown to reflect not only the depth of materials produced in the field, but also the new fields developing within those disciplines.

Please direct all comments or requests for information to SSHEL, or 217-244-1864.