Human Kinetics

About this guide

Welcome to the Human Kinetics research guide.  This guide will serve as your gateway to the most relevant research tools you will need. Research tools are arranged by category and can be accessed by selecting from the tabs on the side.

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Open Educational Resources

With some courses being offered online, this could be a good time to use open educational resources (OER) to facilitate access to course materials freely, openly and legally. The Library is available to help professors find OER to replace print textbooks and other physical resources, whenever possible.

Please check out uOttawa's OER Guide by Discipline to access free, online content related to Human Kinetics. 

For more information on open educational resources, please visit the Library's OER guide. For assistance in finding suitable OER for your courses, contact Please provide an overview of the topics to be covered in the course and, if applicable, the title of the textbook usually assigned.

Search Tips

Start by formulating a solid search strategy

Before you begin searching the literature, it's important to have properly defined your topic and chosen appropriate key words.

Search flow chart

For more research strategies, consult the Technical Report Writing (ENG1112) research guide