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Kinesiology and Sports Science: Choosing a Database

Page with resources useful for Kinesiology and Sports Science courses

Why Use Databases?

Library Search is often the best place to start searching for articles, but searching other databases has its advantages:

  1. Library Search doesn't search all databases. Some science, business, and statistical databases must be searched directly.
  2. Some databases provide advanced search options not available in Library Search.
  3. Using a subject-specific database may deliver fewer, but more focused results relevant to your topic.

How to Find Databases

Beyond Library Search, the Library's homepage provides access to dozens of databases.

Which Databases Should I Use?

1. Use the subject links on the "A to Z Databases" webpage to identify databases relevant to your class or research topic. Each subject has a short list of librarians' "Recommended" databases in addition to a longer list of "All" relevant databases.

2. See one of the Library's "Research Guides" for database recommendations. These guides are accessible from the Library homepage menus (shown below). 

3. Ask a Librarian -- UNK librarians will gladly help you select the best databases for your research topic.