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This guide covers both sport science and sport management.


Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Key article databases for both sport management and sport science:

Arrow Discover Click for more information View a demonstration.
Cross-searches databases useful for all aspects of sport, including SPORTDiscus and Web of Science.

Arrow SPORTDiscus with Full Text Click for more information View a demonstration.
Primary database for sport information.

Arrow Web of Science Click for more information View a demonstration.
Scholarly articles from many disciplines. Cross-searches several databases, including Web of Science Core Collection (includes Science Citation Index), Biological Abstracts, MEDLINE and CAB Abstracts.

Arrow Scopus Click for more information View a demonstration.
Scholarly articles from many disciplines.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Google search engine for scholarly articles, books and reports.

Arrow Full list of databases recommended for sport.

Arrow Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

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Background Information

Arrow Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
A four-volume searchable encyclopaedia published by Sage. Covers a wide range of topics including injuries, training, preparation, nutrition, conditioning and psychology.

Arrow Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing
A four-volume searchable encyclopaedia published by Sage. Covers all aspects of sport administration, management and marketing in over 800 entries. Includes a chronology, glossary, resource guide, and legal appendixes.

Arrow ScienceDirect Reference Works Click for more information
Search across the Library's subscribed ScienceDirect reference titles.

Arrow Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine
An authoritative multivolume encyclopedia series. Each volume focuses on a subject, with comprehensive chapters. Note: volumes published after 2000 are also available as ebooks.

Arrow Sage Reference Online Click for more information
Essays about theories and concepts for many subjects. Includes the Handbook of Sports Studies.


More Information

Concepts & Definitions

Arrow Dictionary of Sports Studies 

Arrow SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies 

Arrow Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Research Methods

Arrow Sage Research Methods Online Click for more information
Provides information on different research methods and stages of the research process.

Sport Organisations

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC)
Includes the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand
Website for the professional body for New Zealand's sport and exercise scientists, practitioners, and students.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand
Provides a comprehensive list of useful websites and conference information.


Books & Ebooks

Books usually provide the most comprehensive information on a subject, and can give you a good overview of your topic, essential background information, and plenty of explanation.

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Arrow Sport Call Numbers

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