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Most Used Kinesiology Databases

Though books provide foundational information about kinesiology, it is within journals that one can find the most up-to-date or comprehensive information about specific research questions. 

These top databases search the the titles and abstracts/summaries of articles from health journals.  A complete list of UConn databases is searchable by database name or subject area.

  • PubMed  
    The best database for kinesiology articles.
  • Scopus  
    Additional rehabilitation, physical medicine, and science journals.
  • SPORTDiscus
    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.

Databases for Systematic Reviews

In addition to the most used databases, there are several other databases generally included in systematic reviews (comprehensive reviews of the literature). 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.

    Known for nursing and allied health journals.
  • Cochrane Library
    Cochrane Systematic Reviews are in PubMed, but this database includes other unique evidence based content.
  • PsycInfo
    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.
  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library includes the Database of Systematic Reviews (which is also part of PubMed), but also includes:
    -Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (Other Reviews)
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Clinical Trials)
    -Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methods Reviews)
    -Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies)
    -Health Technology Assessment Database (Technology Assessments)
    -NHS Economic Evaluation Database (Economic Evaluations)


Need help finding information?

  • journals for a class paper
  • search criteria for a systematic review
  • correcting an erroneous citation
  • health statistics
  • etcetera...

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Jill Livingston



Formatting for this guide was based on the Business (Storrs campus) guide by Shikha Sharma.

Thanks, Shikha


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