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Exercise and Sports Science: Home

This guide provides information and links about resources relevant to Exercise and Sports Science in the ECU Library and other useful external resources

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Welcome to the Exercise and Sports Science Subject Guide


The aim of this guide is to provide a starting point for library research and an outline of the key resources available at ECU Library relevant to Exercise and Sports Science.

Significant new resources, both print & online, will be added on a regular basis and we welcome any feedback.

If there isn't a link for book titles, just copy and paste the title into the ECU Worldsearch box and follow the prompts to link to the eBook or check for print copies on the shelf.

For any queries or if you need assistance, please Contact the Library. Email:

Key Databases

Physical Fitness: Print & Online Books


Contact your subject librarian:

Pam Thornton

Library Contact:


Phone: (08)63045525

Technical Problems?

Tip: Mozilla Firefox (or Google Chrome) are preferred web browser for accessing Library databases.

If any problems accessing Library resources, please contact us!

ECU WorldSearch

ECU WorldSearch is a search engine that allows you to search the Library's collections of books (print and online), most online journal articles and other resources. You can enter you keywords/search terms into the search box provided. As this is part of a world catalogue, you need to select Edith Cowan University at the top of the left hand side bar once you've entered your search.

If you wish you can also use the Advanced search option to set up a precise search, using specific search fields.

From your search results you can link directly to the full text of journal articles and ebooks or to print books and other resources on the shelves. Access ECU WorldSearch from the Library Homepage. Use your normal ECU login, when prompted, to link to online resources.

Search tips:

Words entered into the search box will be automatically combined with AND. e.g. occupational health safety will search all of those words combined (occupational AND health AND safety).

Phrase search: Use quotes to search for words as a phrase. e.g. "Occupational health".

Truncation symbol * can be used to search all forms of the word. e.g. industr* will search industry, industries, industrial

Use the limit options in the left hand side bar to refine your search, for example:

Format: options to limit to Books, eBooks, journal articles, peer reviewed (journal articles)

Year of publication: select a date range or use the limits provided (e.g. last 5 years, 10 years)

Topic: options to further refine the search by topic

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