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Best Bets for Articles
SPORTDiscus This link opens in a new window
SPORTDiscus is an index of scholarly journal articles on sports, fitness, health, and sports medicine studies. Coverage dates back to 1800.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to millions of citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Scopus This link opens in a new window
Scopus is a multi-disciplinary citation database.
Other Relevant Databases and Tools
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary scholarly database.
Ageline This link opens in a new window
This database covers journal articles, books, and grey literature regarding aging and older adults.
CINAHL with Full Text This link opens in a new window
CINAHL is the major source of literature for nursing and other allied health.
ClinicalKey This link opens in a new window
ClinicalKey offers access to hundreds of Elsevier's medical and surgical books, thousands of videos and millions of images.
Cochrane Library This link opens in a new window
The Cochrane Library contains systematic reviews and other information to assist in making evidence-based diagnostic, treatment and other health care decisions.
EMBASE This link opens in a new window
EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database with a more international focus than PubMed/MEDLINE.
ERIC (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
The ERIC database provides extensive access to education-related literature. It can be used for coverage of physical education.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
Google Scholar is a free tool which has extensive multidisciplinary coverage, primarily of journal articles, books, and grey literature. Access through the link provided or install UM's Library Access Browser Extension to avoid paywalls.
Management & Organization Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection This link opens in a new window
The Management & Organization Studies Collection includes full text journals published by SAGE on those topics. It may be useful for hospitality, travel and tourism, and other management aspects of Kinesiology and Recreation Management research.
MEDLINE (Ovid) This link opens in a new window
MEDLINE covers the international journal literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.
PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
This is the major database for psychological literature.
Sociological Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Recommended for sociological or social science aspects of research topics.
Trip Pro This link opens in a new window
The TRIP database is optimized for evidence-based practice, including high levels of evidence like systematic reviews, evidence synopses, and practice guidelines.
UpToDate This link opens in a new window
UpToDate is a point of care tool designed for use at the bedside. It provides options for diagnosis and management, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs, and includes a section for patients. Content is peer-reviewed and updated every four months.
Web of Science (all databases) This link opens in a new window
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary citation database.
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian