The databases below are those most used for kinesiology research. There are many others that search journals as well as specialized types of information, including newspaper articles, business analysis, and images. A complete list of UConn databases is searchable by database name or subject area.
The best database for kinesiology articles.
Additional rehabilitation, physical medicine, and science journals.
Several important journals are only in SportDiscus. This database also contains more sport-oriented content (e.g. athletic training, coaching, and news stand magazines) than other listed databases.
In addition to the most used databases, there are several other databases generally included in systematic reviews. There is a high amount of redundancy/duplication between all databases in this list; however, each database has unique content. Other databases not included in this list may also be appropriate for inclusion, depending on the topic of the review. A comprehensive search includes all possible databases and grey literature.
- Web of Science
Similar content to Scopus, this database includes many science journals.
Known for nursing and allied health journals.
- Cochrane Library
Cochrane Systematic Reviews are in PubMed, but this database includes other unique evidence based content.
Psychology, psychiatry, and behavior. Consider when searching the mental aspects of exercise and sport.
- Sociological Abstracts
Sociology. Consider when searching the socioeconomic aspects of exercise and sport.
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