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Library Catalogue Power Search

When you want to find books in the Trent Library, search the Library Catalogue. There's an online tutorial available to tell you about the Library Catalogue.

Use a keyword search to find items on a topic. For instance, to find books on "the physiology of exercise" you might search for "physiolog$ and exercis$". To improve your results, use a "Power Search" and truncate your terms.

The LC Call Number classifications

  • Biomechanics:  QP88 or QP300 - 336
  • Human anatomy: QM
  • Human physiology: QP34 - 41
  • Kinesiology: QP301 - 310
  • Musculosketal system: RC925 - 935
  • Nervous System Anatomy: QM451 - 471
  • Orhopaedic surgery and physical rehabilitation: RD701-811
  • Physical Therapy: RM695 - 931
  • Rehabilitation Therapy: RM695 - 931
  • Sports Medicine: RC1200 - 1245

Terminology Notes:

The Library Catalogue uses LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) in most records, to help us identify items of interest. These can be general or specific, depending on your topic.

Sample subject headings for general topics:

  • Applied kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical exercise - physiology
  • Eurythmics
  • Exercise
  • Exercise - Physiological aspects
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Foot Movements
  • Gait in humans
  • Grip strength
  • Human beings - Attitude and movement
  • Human Locomotion
  • Human Mechanics
  • Joints - physiology
  • Joints Range of motion
  • Kinesiology
  • Mechanical ability
  • Motor ability
  • Motor Learning
  • Movement Education
  • Movement therapy
  • Movement, Psychology of
  • Muscle Strength
  • Muscle Motility
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical Education and Training
  • Physical Fitness
  • Physical therapy
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Sitting Position         
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical therapy
  • Stretch Physiology

Instead of trying to guess at a good subject heading, use a keyword search. Then look at the subjects applied to what you find.


The majority of our e-books are included in the Library Catalogue and can be found with any search. The record includes a link to the e-book.

  • To limit a search to e-books, use the Power Search option and change the location to "E-Book".

The following resources contain collections of e-books. Most offer the option to create an account for yourself and save books, as well as adding notations and highlighting.

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