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This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Starting Your Search

Here you can access helpful catalogue searches, where we've completed some of the first steps to get you started in your searching.

TIP - When searching topics with two or more terms it is best to use phase searching. By adding quote marks to your searches, such as "sports massage" you will be searching for those exact terms, next to one another, rather than randomly found throughout a text.​


Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases. Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information and scholarly articles.

Featured Databases

SPORTDiscus with Full Text database subject areas covered include biomechanics, exercise, kinesiology, movement science, nutrition, physical fitness, sports and exercise psychology, coaching and education, sports medicine and more.

ClinicalKey Student Physiotherapy provides access to over 50 eBooks on topics such as anatomy, physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation. Create an Elsevier login for access and to use the new bookshelf function.

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Using a computer? Access Visible body here:

Access Visible Body on your mobile device

On campus access

Use the links to download and activate the mobile apps.

  1. Make sure you're logged in to your campus' network
  2. Download and install the app(s)
  3. Make sure you open your app(s) when you're on campus and logged into your campus' network once every 150 days

Human Anatomy Atlas

Apple App Store

Google Play


Muscle Premium

Apple App Store

Google Play


Off campus access

Follow the steps below to download and activate the mobile apps.

  1. Go to this link 
  2. Login with your student email address and password.
  3. Scroll down to and tap on the orange button 'Off Campus'.
  4. Select the app you want to download.
  5. In the pop up that appears enter and submit your email. Notice that a "Verification Code" option appears. Leave this web page open.
  6. Check your email for a verification code. Copy that code to your clipboard. Paste it into the "Verification Code" option on the web page and submit.
  7. Save the username and password provided.
  8. Use the link provided to download the mobile app. Launch the app. On the activation screen, enter the username and password provided.

Sport Development Databases

New Sport Development Items

Managing major sports events : theory and practice

Milena M. Parent and Sharon Smith-Swan (2013)

Fascia in sport and movement


Robert Schleip, Ph. D. and Jan Wilke (2021)

Anatomy and Human Movement, Seventh Edition

Soames, R., & Palastanga, N. (2019)

Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition

Fink, H. H., & Mikesky, A. E. (2021).