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Library Research for Exercise Science

Guide to help with research for topics in exercise science.


This guide will help you with your research for Exercise Science. It will explain the different types of literature (or information/articles published on an academic topic), show you where to find articles, and let you know where to get additional help.

Research Basics

There are three types of Science Literature (articles) ​for all sciences :

  • Primary (Research)
  • Secondary (Review)
  • Tertiary (Intended for General Public) 

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Published in academic journals
  • Use the language of the field they were published in
  • Written by professionals for professionals
  • Reviewed by professionals before publication


Three Types of Scinece Literature (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


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