Welcome to the Sport subject page. This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.
Your Librarian is Noelle McDougall. Noelle can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.
Tel: 01382 308836
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Subject specific journal collections/databases
The key resources for your subject area are:
Includes over 200 full-text academic journals and several hundred magazines covering all areas of sports and sports medicine literature. A further 100 titles are covered with abstracts only, although the full-text may be available elsewhere at Abertay – check the ‘Full text at Abertay’ button from SportDiscus, or use the journal search to check if we have full-text access to the journal list.
- Ovid Journals
Includes Exercise & Sport Sciences Review, Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, and Strength & Conditioning Journal.
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
- ProQuest Central
A multidisciplinary database of journal and newspaper articles with good coverage for Sport students.
- Sage Journals
Full text of nearly 500 Sage journals covering all disciplines, dating from 1999.
Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Sport Sciences for Health and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
- Taylor & Francis Online
Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including Sports Biomechanics and European Journal of Sport Science.
Access to the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Coverage is multidiscipinary.
Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc
Key websites for your subject area include:
- SportScience. A useful resource to help with research design. It also has a section on statistics that you may find useful.
- Sport Scotland. The national agency for the development of sport in Scotland.The Resources library includes publications, reports and statistics that you may find useful.
Log directly into Blackboard to see if an online list is available for your module(s). If there's not one available, ask your module leader to contact the Library.
Log directly into Blackboard to access and make changes to your reading lists. More information on how to do this can be found from our Reading Lists page. Alternatively, contact your Academic Librarian.
Evaluating your resources
Remember, when deciding which resources to use for your research, ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I using the right type of resource? ie too many books could make your research quite general - have you used any journal articles? are you using too many websites?
- Are your resources current? Depending on your subject area, you made need to use only the most up-to-date of literature.
- Is what you're using reliable? ie if it was found on the internet: is it a reliable source? when was the website last updated?
There may be other types of information available that you hadn't considered using, or you'd like more help with, such as:
There are various ways of getting help, both online and in person: