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.

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • SPORTDiscus 
    Includes over 200 full-text academic journals and several hundred magazines covering all areas of sports and sports medicine literature. 
    TIP: Search this together with PsycArticles, and Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection. Simply click on Choose Databases and select the ones you wish to search.
  • Pubmed 
    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). 
  • ScienceDirect
  • SpringerLINK 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Sport Sciences for Health and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
  • Statista A comprehensive statistics platform with access to over 1.5 million data sets from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. For more information and a search tutorial, check this guide.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including Sports Biomechanics and European Journal of Sport Science.


Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Your Academic Librarian

Your Librarian is Carolyn Mustard. Carolyn can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: c.mustard@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308891

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Other resources and support

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