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Sport and Exercise Science

Your first stop for research: a guide to resources for Sport and Exercise Science

What Are Databases?

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Databases are:

  • searchable banks of journal articles​
  • they can be subject specific or generic​
  • they contain thousands of journal articles which you can search simultaneously via keyword search to retrieve relevant results​
  • some are full-text – others are abstract only​.

You can search across most of the Library's databases (we have over 200) using the Find books and articles search on the Library homepage (using the Advanced search is the best). But searching across individual databases provides access to subject specific articles and you won't be overwhelmed by the sheer number of results you are finding (as you can be using the main library search).

Useful Databases for Sport & Exercise Science