Sport, Exercise, Physical Education, & Recreation Databases
Recommended starting places
Education Full Text - content now available in Education Source
Education Source (EBSCOhost)
(article index, e-books)
As the most authoritative resource for the study of education, this bibliographic and full-text database covers scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. This complete source of education scholarship covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
ERIC (ProQuest); ERIC (ED.gov)
1966-present. Covers both journal and non-journal literature in education. The non-journal ERIC documents are available in Michener Library on microfiche; some 1993 and newer ERIC documents are also available online.
OregonPDF in Health & Performance (formerly Kinesiology Publications)
(dissertations and theses)
Provides access to theses and dissertations in human movement studies. Free PDF versions of newer publications are available online; all are available on microfiche in Michener Library's 2nd floor Periodicals area. Check the online catalog, The Source, for microfiche call numbers.
Physical Education Index (ProQuest)
1970-present. Articles from the popular press, peer-reviewed journals, and conference proceedings covering recreation, physical education, coaching and training, sports equipment, business and marketing, sport sociology/psychology, sport law, kinesiology, sports medicine, physical therapy, health education, and dance.
1949-present. SPORTDiscus indexes journals and books in recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, and physical fitness.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A large academic multi-disciplinary database providing indexing for over 8,000 journals and full text for nearly 4,700 (including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals). PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for some journals.
Business and Company Resource Center (Gale/InfoTrac)
1980-present. Use this database to find articles on: Finance, Acquisitions & Mergers, International Trade, Money Management, New Technologies & Products, Local & Regional Business Trends, Investments, and Banking. Also includes company profiles and histories, investment reports, brand information, and rankings.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
(dissertations and theses)
The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, with 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. Over 1.2 million full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format, and over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network)
Combines market research from the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce; various sports governing bodies; and full-text articles from magazines and newsletters. Subjects covered include sporting goods industry, sports sponsorship and marketing, broadcasting, facilities, broadcasting and new media.
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