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Fitness Subject Guide



Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

Health Reference Center - Facts on File

Facts On File's Health Reference Center is a comprehensive encyclopedic database containing thousands of hyperlinked entries organized into four major categories: conditions and disease; mental health; health and wellness; and body systems.

Health Reference Center - Academic - Gale

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database. The materialcontained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

The new and updated Health & Wellness Resource Center, with its Alternative Health Module, includes even more references, full-text journals and the new Disease Profiler module. From medical students to the curious, Health & Wellness Resource Center will lead you to the medical information solutions you're looking for - quickly and accurately!

ProQuest Family Health

Find complete, full-text information covering numerous aspects of family health including sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete

Designed to serve a wide range of people who need health information -- from hospital administrators to medical professionals to consumers. The database provides coverage from leading health journals and essential medical journals in key medical specialties.


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Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.


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American Council on Exercise

"Nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research."

CDC: Physical Activity for Everyone

Offers a glossary, data and statistics and videos on various fitness topics.

Fitness Tools & Calculators

Provided by the American Council on Exercise. Includes BMI, body fat, and caloric needs. More tools and calculators can be found on About.com or Family Doctor.

Medline Plus: Exercise & Physical Fitness

Includes calculators, topics and links to further research

Shape Up America!

Tips, information and resoruces on fitness.

WebMD: Healthy Living

Variety of topics on fitness and healthy lifestyles.


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Last update: January 14, 2015