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FYS: Run for Your Life: Start Here

An introduction to library services for students in Dr. McLean's FYS: Run for Your Life!

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Title of Article:  Olympics : Run for Your Life

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Overview: Running for Your Life

For some people running is something to enjoy while others avoid it at all cost. However, recent anthropological evidence suggests that endurance running appears to be a defining evolutionary characteristic of human development. This seminar will explore the social, cultural and physiological role of physical activity in our society to see whether humans were “born to run” and will conclude with an examination of the broader implications for maintaining an active lifestyle.


Try quality websites to support your argument.

While the library provides many reliable resources for finding information on topics discussed in this course, there are several websites your professors and librarians have determined are reliable and informative.

The following sites aim to educate you with articles and/or research that inform fairly.

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Clicking Cullen the Parrot will return you to the Research Hub.

Try these sources to read articles.

Sometimes, you'll see links to relevant articles but hit a "pay wall" asking you to buy those articles. Don't do this! The Library can get you access to these articles for free, either through our database subscriptions or through Get It! (interlibrary loan). It's best to go directly to the databases  when you know you want to find something scholarly. Or ask a librarian for help.