Sport library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te hākinakina

This guide covers both sport science and sport management.

Article databases

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Cross-searches databases useful for all aspects of sport, including SPORTDiscus, and Business Source Complete for sport management topics.

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Primary database for sport information.

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Scholarly articles from many disciplines.

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Includes sport psychology.

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Google Scholar

Google search engine for scholarly articles, books and reports.

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Biological Abstracts

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CAB Abstracts

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

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

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Books and ebooks

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Background information

The Oxford encyclopedia of sport, exercise, and performance psychology
An in-depth, up-to-date scholarly reference text for the state of knowledge development in this area.

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

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing
A four-volume searchable encyclopedia 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.

ScienceDirect Reference Works
Search across the Library's subscribed ScienceDirect reference titles.

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.

Sage Knowledge Reference Collection
A collection of multidisciplinary online encyclopedias with a strong social science focus. Essays about theories and concepts for many subjects. Includes Sage Reference Online.

Concepts and definitions

Dictionary of Sports Studies

SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies

Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Research methods

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

Sport organisations

Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC)
Includes the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.

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

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

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