Welcome to the latest instalment of your UniSkills Focus On… blog, where this month we take a look at SPORTDiscus

What is SPORTDiscus? 

SPORTDiscus is a database that has journals on sport science and sport medicine and is produced by EBSCO, one of the main database companies. 

What does SPORTDiscus contain? 

SPORTDiscus contains articles from 666 journals, of which 481 are peer-reviewed, as well as articles from some of the most important sports science journals. SPORTSDiscus also has books, conference papers, dissertations and much more. 

The subjects covered in SPORTDiscus include: 

  • Athletic training 
  • Coaching and education 
  • Consumer health 
  • Exercise science and fitness 
  • Health education 
  • Kinesiology 
  • Nutrition 
  • Occupational health and safety 
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Physical education 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Sociology of sports 
  • Sport psychology 
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation 
  • Sports management 
  • Sports sciences 

What are the benefits of using SPORTDiscus? 

SPORTDiscus is an essential database for finding academic journal articles if you are studying any course in Sport and Physical Activity. It is also an important database for trainee teachers who are studying PE at both primary and secondary level. 

How do I access SPORTDiscus? 

The easiest way to access SPORTSDiscus is to visit the subject resources web page for Sports and Physical Activity and click on the link, which you will find under the Journals and Databases tab. 

Further Help and Support 

If you need any further help or support finding, accessing, or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills workshop and even book a one-to-one appointment.  

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