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Physical Education Databases

Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The five listed below are the databases we recommend you start with but the library has many more. For help with searching these resources see the Search Skills page in this guide.

British Educational Index

Information on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK.


Provides lesson plan ideas, news, reports and features for teachers and education professionals working in early years, primary and secondary education.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

Covers a wide range of education related topics, including; assessment, curriculum development, literacy, teacher education and more.

Web of Science

Access to: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science and Social Science & Humanities), Emerging Sources Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and BIOSIS Citation Index Backfile.

All Sport databases


The referencing style used by the School of Sport and Health Sciences is Harvard Cite them Right. Log into the Cite them Right resource below for guidance on referencing and bibliographies. If you would like to use an online tool to collect references and use them in your writing, we recommend using EndNote Online.

Our video on understanding referencing and plagiarism provides a good overview of referencing in the Harvard Cite Them Right style.

Referencing & Plagiarism (video)

Books & Ebooks

The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books.

The library also has thousands of physical education and teaching ebooks which are available on and off campus. Most of these are included in the library catalogue and can also be found in OneSearch. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.

Help with using ebooks

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