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REC 300 : Professional Foundations of Recreation Therapy
Dr. K. J. Neely

Reference Sources Journal Articles Books Useful Web Sites Citing Sources

The purpose of this course research guide is to familiarize you with some of the resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web useful for location information on recreation therapy.

Please contact Inga Moten for any questions at (334) 229-1074 or For assistance while in the Library, visit the Health Sciences Desk on the 4th floor. That phone number is (334) 229-6827.

Reference Sources

Sources in the Library's Health Sciences Reference Collection can be found in the shelving area behind the Health Sciences Desk. Browse the Health Sciences Reference for books starting with the call numbers below. The same call numbers correspond with materials in other collections in the Library.

  • R
    Health Issues

  • RM
    Occupational Therapy
    Physical Therapy
    Recreational Therapy


  • Common Terminology, Abbreviations and Symbols for Therapeutic Recreation and other Activity Therapies : A glossary and workbook
    Health Reference RM 736.7 J49 2002
  • Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities
    Health Reference RJ 135.A23 2002
  • Idyll Arbor's Glossary for Therapists
    Health Reference RM 930. B87 1997
  • Key Words in Physical Rehabilitation: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
    Health Reference RM 930 .K47 1995


  • Standards of Practice for Therapeutic Recreation Services and Annotated Bibliography.
    Health Reference RM 736.7 .S73 1995

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Books, Videos and Other Materials

Books, videos, and materials located in the Library can be found on HORNetCat, the Library's online catalog. Items may be searched by title, author, keyword, or subject.

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Journal & News Articles

The best method for finding journal articles is to use the Library's online databases. For additional information on those listed below and for others, explore our list of Databases. They are easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the information requested. If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases, contact Cedric Davis (334 229-6998).

Not all of our databases provide access to the entire text of articles. If the text of an article is not available in a database, check for the periodical title in E-Journal Finder (ASU) to determine if the article is available in another online database. Periodicals to which the Library subscribes are listed in the Library's online Local Catalog. These are housed in the Serials Department on the third floor. You may order those articles not available in the Library or via a full-text database through Interlibrary Loan.


Databases that provide related information are listed. For a complete of list of databases that support the Health Sciences, click on the Electronic Databases link from the Library's Home Page.

  • Academic Search Premier [ASU] - Full text for nearly 3,500 scholarly publications
  • CINAHL plus Full Text [ASU] - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • ERIC [ASU] - Education literature and resources from the Educational Resource Information Center
  • InfoTrac One File [ASU] - Comprehensive news and periodical article
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe [ASU] - Newspaper articles and full-text journals
  • Medline (EBSCO) - Medicine database from the National Library of Medicine
  • PsycINFO [ASU] - Psychological Abstracts from 1887
  • SPORTDiscus [ASU] - Sports, physical fitness, and physical education literature

Key Journals

  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal (1969-current)
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (1969-current)
  • Strategies (1997-current)
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (1992 - current)
  • American Journal of Recreation Therapy (2002 - )

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Useful Web Sites

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance
  • INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Citing Your Sources

    You will use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to cite your sources. A copy of the Manual is available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. Additional assistance with citing electronic publications is available from the APA online site.

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    Course Research Guides | Information Literacy Program

    Alabama State University | University Library & Learning Resources Center

    Alabama State University
    University Library & Learning Resources Center
    Authored by: Inga S. Moten, Health Sciences Librarian
    All contents copyright © 2003, ASU. All rights reserved.
    November 3, 2006