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Welcome to the Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences Subject Guide

Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.

New to the University?  Explore the Getting Started with the Library guide to learn all about the Library basics. 

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Where to start your search

Library Search

Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more. 

For more in depth research in databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

Key resources

A quick start guide to using PubMed can be found here. For tips and advice from the Library, see our guide to Medline (PubMed).

Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.

You can browse by subject Medical Sciences or search to find your required resource.

Effective searching and referencing

  • It is  easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available to you.  
  • Invest time in planning an effective online search strategy so that you can quickly and easily discover relevant and high quality information. 


As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.

Top Tip

Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations.  Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.

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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of academic skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.

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Frequently asked questions - databases

I'm looking for...

To access Anatomy resources, go to the A-Z Database listing.

You can search for the resources below by title or  by selecting Anatomy as the subject type.

Resources available include:

There are also many textbooks available on the subject. Here are a few examples:

 If you are looking for public health policies or guidelines don't forget to visit the Department of Health or NICE websites.

 If you are looking for health statistics take a look at the guide to UK Health and Health care statistics.


The UN Global Issues Website offers in depth analysis of a variety of topics including ageing and health issues.

  • Statistical data can be found on a huge variety of subjects, for example the economy, employment, the environment, government, health, international trade, manufacturing, and population.

  • They can be a vital source of information for your studies.

Find out more on the Statistics LibGuide.


During your studies you may need to find, use or run Systematic Reviews or search for grey literature. Use the LibGuides to find out more.


If you need to undertake a systematic review use Cochrane Interactive Learning to develop the critical skills required.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. You can explore TED Talks related to the topic of the Sport and more from the TED homepage.

Looking for a way to learn more about your subject area without reading?

Consider listening to podcasts that may help to increase your knowledge.

Podcasts vary in quality, frequency and reliability, so make sure you evaluate them before using the information for an assignment.

Here are some examples of podcasts produced by academic journals:

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