Sport and Leisure Studies


Coverage: 1979 to present (Index)
Contains citations with abstracts to current journal and other published literature relating to leisure, recreation and tourism activities and associated facilities and allied topics.
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Coverage: 1970-present
Includes curricula, sports medicine, dance, sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, sport sociology/psychology, health education and physical therapy.
Coverage: 1970 to present
Includes Physical Education Index, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Science & Technology, ProQuest Computing, ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology and ProQuest Telecommunications. These databases provide access to content ranging from physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, health education and physical therapy as well as vocational information focused on computing, science and technology.
Coverage: 1950 to present (Some full text)
A service of the National Library of Medicine. Includes over 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources.
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Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
The U.S. National Institutes of Health's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Most articles are available within a year of publication, however only certain categories of material may be included.
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Coverage: Citations and Abstracts
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. For personalised features, click on the "Register" link on the top right hand corner of any page.
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Coverage: 1949 to present (Some full text)
Provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. Limited to three simultaneous users.
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Coverage: Index
Web of Science is a comprehensive research platform, bringing together many different types of content for searching. Journal articles, patents, websites, conference proceedings, Open Access material can all can be accessed through one interface, using a variety of powerful search and analysis tools.Previously known as Web of Knowledge.


This dictionary contains over 1,100 entries covering the social, political, economic, and cultural theory of sport, as well as entries relating to exercise, preparation, and performance psychology, and key scientific terms, including nutrition and anatomy.
First published in 1997 (updated 2003), this dictionary enables users to evaluate the claims made about different diets and types of exercise. It covers all matters relating to diet and exercise including diet methods, food supplements, sex and exercise, sports injuries, anatomy, energy-related terms, exercises for improving strength, flexibility, stamina, weight control, training methods and principles, calorie requirements of different activities, and much more.
This dictionary offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organisations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world.
This dictionary covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology, sports sociology, sports injuries, and training principles. It was compiled with the help of a team of eminent contributors and advisers; the third edition has been updated to incorporate recent advances, for example in the areas of gene technology and drug and doping regulations. Contains approximately 8,000 entries.
The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed, and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes, and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport.


The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports contextualises extreme sports, especially their key component—risk—from a number of disciplinary perspectives including history, sociology, psychology, theology and physiology.
Key reference guide for the exploration of leisure and outdoor recreation. Reflects the multidisciplinarity of these fields and contextualises the leading research and knowledge about leisure and outdoor recreation concepts, theories and practices.
Explores questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth. Approximately 460 entries describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history.
A six volume encyclopedia documenting all types of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance from around the world and throughout history.


Age Concern works to promote the rights, wellbeing and quality of life of older people, koroua and kuia in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
ANZALS was established in 1991 to provide a forum for Australian and New Zealand academics, researchers and professionals with an interest in leisure research and scholarship.
DANZ, the national organisation for New Zealand dance, aims to develop the long term health and growth of New Zealand dance and increase its public profile by providing information, services and resources for, and working with, the dance industry.
Drug Free Sport NZ has a responsibility to "provide education on the use of drugs and doping methods in sport".
National association of over 80 tramping & mountain climbing clubs, representing a total of over 11,000 individual members. The FMC aims to promote clubs' activities, training and safe use of the backcountry, and preservation and sound management of the FMC.
A TKI resource providing access to resources relating to the Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum.
The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) is a non-profit organisation and incorporated society committed to meeting the needs of people and organisations in all aspects of recreation, leisure, parks, open space management, aquatic, conservation and sport delivery.
On this site you can find information on the NZSIA, sports retailers, sports playing areas, dimensions and equipment specifications.
The Office of Disability Issues works across portfolios and with government agencies to support progress on disability issues.
Outdoors New Zealand was established in 1997 as the lead body supporting and representing outdoor recreation and education in New Zealand.
Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) - Te Ao Kori Aotearoa - is a professional non-profit organisation and incorporated society for people interested in promoting quality physical education.
Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is the government organisation responsible for sport and recreation (formerly SPARC).
Integrating weight management and lifestyle advice into the day-to-day activity of the health sector supports individuals, families and whanau in eating well and living physically active lives.