In your literature review, concentrate primarily on articles that are not more than 10 years old. It may be, however, that a classic research article more than 10
years old needs to be included in your review. The library does subscribe to several relevant online journals for downloading articles; although, you may end
up needing to use the interlibrary loan service. Therefore, it means that you should develop your topic and begin to research it relatively soon so you can get
your interlibrary loan requests processed and the articles back to you as soon as possible. The format (particularly for referencing) of the paper will need to
follow the guidelines utilized in the ACSM journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE). You can find the “Information for Authors in a copy of
MSSE or on the ACSM’s web site (www.acsm-msse.org) [https://www.editorialmanager.com/msse/default.aspx]. Specific formatting please follow NLM
Style (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/). The review should contain at least 7 primary references (i.e., refereed, scientific journal articles).
Secondary references (i.e., textbooks) can also be used but please do not use more than 3. Understand that a literature review is usually presented as a
“comparison/contrast” of the results and interpretations concerning your project. We will discuss specific format items in class. In general, the assignment
will be typed, double spaced throughout, and pages numbered consecutively on the top, right side of each page. The assignment should be structured with a
title page, an abstract, (neither of which count toward the 6-page requirement), an introduction, a body of the review, a summary, and references (also not
counting toward the 6-page requirement). You are expected to use correct grammar. You will be penalized for improper grammatical construct such as
typographical errors, subject/verb disagreement, comma errors, sentence fragments, etc.