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SPM 100: Introduction to Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences: Background Reading

This course orients the student to the expectations of a baccalaureate education in athletic training, exercise science, or health sciences

Background Reading in Print and On-line

Reference sources (encyclopedias, specialized dictionaries, etc.) are invaluable for defining key concepts, providing brief overviews of a subject and identifying major theories.

Reference Sources - Print and On-line in URSUS

PRINT Reference books
Print Reference books are available for use in the library on the first floor in Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn (LAC) and on the second floor in Portland

ON-LINE Reference Books in URSUS
Reference ebooks can be accessed on or off-campus through URSUS. USM students have access to USM and UMS ebooks.

Heart - Illustration from a Reference ebook

Heart. (2012). In Mosby's dictionary of medicine, nursing, & health professions. Retrieved from Credo Reference.

On-line Reference Books using USM's Databases

From the USM Library homepage, click on Databases A to Z or use a database below.
Videos may also be helpful for background information.