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REC 301 : Program Design and Techniques
REC 347 : Group Leadership/Recreation Leadership
REC 401 : Clinical Issues & Trends in Recreation Therapy
REC 447 : Management of Leisure Services

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 recreational therapy for the above mentioned courses.

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


  • Dictionary for Developmental Disabilities
    Health Reference RJ 135.A23 1996
  • 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 and subject. To find books in the University Library and e-books (electronic books) you'll need to use these:

  • HORNetCat
  • netLibrary
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    Magazine & Journal Articles

    The best method for finding magazine and journal articles is to use one of the Library's online article databases or print indexes. The databases are now easily accessible in the residence halls and off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the information requested. If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases, contact Randy Curtis (334 229-6968) or Cedric Davis (334 229-6998).

    Some of the article databases include the entire text of articles. If the text of an article is not available in a database, check for the magazine or journal title in:

  • Serials Solutions [ASU] - Is it available in another database?
  • HORNetCat - Is it available in the Serials Department on the Library's third floor?

    Key Journals

    • Therapeutic Recreation Journal (1969-Current)
    • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (1969-Current)
    • Parks and Recreation (1969-Current)
    • Strategies (1997-Current)
    • Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (1992-Current)

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    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.

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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

    University Library & Learning Resources Center | Alabama State University

    Alabama State University
    University Library & Learning Resources Center
    Authored by: Inga S. Moten, Health Sciences Librarian
    All contents copyright 2004, ASU. All rights reserved.
    January 23, 2004