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Sports and Exercise Science: Searching For Journal Articles

What are journal databases?

Journal databases enable access to journal articles and may also contain conference proceedings, research papers, newspapers, TV programmes and Standards.

The Library subscribes to a large selection of journal databases which can be accessed from: UniHub >MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases (online guide below).

Others are freely available on the Internet e.g. PEDro and Trip.

Many databases provide full-text articles i.e. the articles can be read online. Others provide a reference to an article which will need to be obtained from an alternative source.

A guide to searching the most important journal databases for sports and exercise science subjects is available below.

Searching Journal Databases

Journal Databases: Sport and Exercise Science

The following databases can be used to make a comprehensive search of sport and exercise science journal literature:

Journal Databases: Social Science and Education

Open access journal articles, research papers, systematic reviews etc

Useful resources for a general search

Use Library Search to find and access books, journals and other quality academic resources.



Google Scholar is a version of Google search which searches scholarly literature. 

Not everything on Google Scholar is full text, but you can link it to MDX's online resources by changing the settings:

  • Go to the 'three horizontal lines' icon at the top right left of screen
  • Select 'Settings'
  • Select 'Library Links'
  • Search for Middlesex University
  • Save
  • Log On to myUniHub before searching Google Scholar
Google Scholar Search

Inter-Library Loans

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Found a great article but we don't have access to it?

Don't worry...submit an Inter-Library Loan request via the link below and we will try and obtain it for you from another library. This service is currently free of charge.