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Sport Science: Journals & Databases

Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg

Finding journal articles

Journals are usually published on a regular basis, such as weekly, monthly or quarterly and each issue contains a collection of articles by different authors usually reporting the latest research.  You can find all the journals we subscribe to using iFind, the library catalogue. Scopus and Web of Science  are large interdisciplinary databases that are useful for finding articles but we may not necessarily subscribe to the content.

Journals will be very important to use during your studies, they will provide you with high quality, reliable and up-to-date information.  Using articles in assignments will demonstrate you have read widely on your topic.  The main way to search for journal articles on your topic is to use a bibliographic database.  A database is simply just an organized collection of information or data.  Swansea University pay for access to 100s of high quality databases to help you find the best and most up-to-date information for your research.  The main databases we recommend are below but remember each database will have different content so it's best to use more than one database to make sure you get all the information you need!

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

iFind, the Library catalogue

Take a look at our guides on how to use iFind, the library catalogue to search for books and other resources.

Finding Journal Articles

Finding Journal Articles Short Course

This short course provides an introduction to finding journal articles. Click the link below to launch the course.

Introduction to finding journal articles short course

Finding journal articles (Advanced search strategies)

Finding Journal Articles (Advanced Search Strategies)

The following short course provides guidance on advance search strategies for finding journal articles. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Click the link below to launch the course.

Finding Journal Artciles Advanced Short Course image

Find All Journals

Both these resources are ‘abstract and citation’ databases – this means they have lots of information about journal articles and other publications. They are useful for finding articles, and also for tracking citations and other metrics.

SPORTdiscus

Science Direct

PsycArticles and PsyINFO

ProQuest Central

MedLine and PubMed

BioMed Central

Google Scholar

Sage Research Methods

BrowZine