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Databases for Human Performance & Leisure Studies

This box searches several databases on sport sciences, education, social sciences, and health sciences including SportDISCUS, ERIC, Health Source Academic, CINAHL, PsycArticles, SocINDEX with Full Text, and Academic Search Complete. You can further expand your search after retrieving the original results using the limiters on the left side of the results page.
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One of the best-known ways to search medical literature, including sports medicine, is through the PubMed database. PubMed is subsidized by the United States National Institutes of Health. You can access PubMed at

For a quick overview of searching for topics in PubMed, take a minute to watch the PubMed Simple Subject Search video. A more in-depth self-guided PubMed tutorial is also available if you want to learn the tricks and strategies that will get you the best results in PubMed.


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