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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

The Erickson Library is here to help you find credible and reliable information. Please feel free to call or email with any of your research questions!


Finding background information on your subject is helpful before you dive into subject specific databases. Credo Reference (link below) is a great place to start to gather ideas for keywords.

A few keywords to try: health, physical fitness, nutrition, sports.

Visit the Articles tab to get more tips on using keywords in databases.

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Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: health, physical fitness, nutrition, endurance training, sports, exercise
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "health and bmi"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "health or well-being"
5. Use "quotaton marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "endurance training"
6. Use an asterik* to search multiple endings, i.e. train* will search for train, training, trainers, etc.



Equity Awareness

We do not see things as they are,
 we see things as we are.   
     -Anais Nin 

Growing Impact of Diversity and Inclusion in Professional Sports


Films on Demand (Sign in with your StarID and password)  
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100 Percent Woman: The Story of Michelle Dumaresq


Physically on the shelves at Erickson Library

Book JacketMaking My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey (Main GV865.B675 A3 2017)

Book JacketShe's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports (Main GV709 .J45 2015)

Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It
(Main GV706/32 E57 2000)


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