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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.

Australian Databases

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) to search all forms of the word. Truncation symbol can also be used as a 'wildcard' within a word to search American and English spelling

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

4. AND (joins concepts and narrows the search)

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

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

  • "exercise physiology"
  • "health promotion"

Google Scholar search - link to full text available via ECU

Go to Settings in Google Scholar to set up a Findit@ECU link to full text available via ECU.

Follow these simple instructions.

Click on Settings in Google Scholar > Scroll down to Library Links > type in Edith Cowan University > click on Find Library > then Save Preferences.

Postgraduate students and staff are eligible to use the Document Delivery service to request any articles not available by subscription via ECU.

Google Scholar Search

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