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Sports Studies, Coaching & Development

This is UCLan's Sports Studies, Coaching & Development library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Louise Smith


To find books on the Library shelves, use Library Search.  If the Library does not have the book you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

In addition to our print collection, we have a growing collection of full-text electronic books.  The Emerald eBook Series covers strategy, leadership, healthcare management and more.

Journals and Articles

If you have a reference for a particular journal article, or if you want to find out if we take a particular journal title, use the Journal Finder

If the Library does not have the journal article you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

eResources and Databases

A database is an index to published journal articles.

For Sports Studies, Coaching, Development and Management & Allied Health subject disciplines.

  • Business Source Complete - over 2000 business and management journals, for example, ‘Sport Management Review’ and ‘Sport Marketing Quarterly’. 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Complete - articles on all areas of hospitality and tourism, including sport and sporting events 
  • Ovid - a medical database for journal references in biomedical subjects, sport injuries, etc.
  • Proquest Central - Multiple databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion.
  • PsycINFO - a key database for journals, books, book chapters, reports and dissertations covering psychology, including psychology of sport. 
  • SPORTDiscus – 600,000 records of journal articles and books on sport, fitness, and related topics.
  • ScienceDirect - 1500 scientific, technical and medical full-text journals
  • Taylor & Francis Library - journal subscriptions include 58 titles in the Sport and Leisure area.

Additional Resources

For Sport Business Management/Marketing Communication

  • BRAD – advertising intelligence including actual costs for advertising on the television, radio, web/digital media, out-of-home (transport/roadside/venues), in newspapers and magazines. Circulation/readership/audience data is also available.     
  • Mintel Oxygen – consumer market research reports covering a vast array of products and services.
  • Nexis- a full-text database of news drawn from over 29,000 sources. These sources include local, regional and national newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, company news databases, government documents, legislation and legal journals.
  • Passport GMID - global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers. 
  • Scopus - Abstract and indexing service
  • World Advertising Research Center (WARC) – marketing and advertising intelligence. WARC is the home of publications like ADMAP and the International Journal of Market Research. It also contains thousands of case studies. 

Louise Smith

Faculty Librarian for Business, Law and Applied Social Studies
01772 892302