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Exercise and Sports Science: Journals/Databases

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

Featured Journal

Medicine and science in sports and exercise

Official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Features original research and review articles in sports medicine and exercise science.

Key Journals

Subject Databases

EBSCO Databases: Click on "Choose Databases" to mark up more than one database to search simultaneously. e.g. you can search SPORTDiscus, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, etc. in the one search.

Citation Databases

Searching Tips

1. Find Synonyms (alternative keywords):

  • pediatrics OR children
  • teenagers OR adolescents

2. Use Truncation (putting * at the end of a word stem):

  • child* (child, children, childhood, children's)
  • adolesc* (adolescent, adolescence, adolescents)
  • behavio*r

4. AND (joins concepts and narrows the search)

  • obesity AND children
  • stress AND (occupation OR job)

5. "...." (inverted commas) use for a phrase

  • "mental health"
  • "health promotion"

6. "...." (inverted commas)

  • "exercise physiology"