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Sport and Recreation

A guide to finding information on sport and recreation.

SPORTDiscus and other databases

Citation databases

Google Scholar can be a good place to start searching for information and also includes citation data.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Peer reviewed means that articles have been reviewed and evaluated by 'peers' (researchers with expertise in the same subject area as the authors) before publication.

  • Library Search
    In your Library Search combined results, click on "Articles & more." Under Refine results (left-hand column), click on the Peer Reviewed to only see articles that have been peer reviewed.
  • Library databases, for example SPORTDiscus
    Select refine options such as "Academic Journals" or "Scholarly Journals" when these are provided in databases.
  • Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory
    Use Ulrichsweb to check if a particular article is from a peer-reviewed journal. Look up the journal title and check it is 'refereed' (another term for peer-reviewed).