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Subject guide for Sport Science

On this page you can find links to the most important databases and dictionaries for sport science. You are welcome to visit AU Library, Health Sciences if you need help finding literature.  


  • SPORTDiscus
    SPORTDiscus contains literature on many facets of sport and sport science: Sports medicine, fitness, coaching, legislation, sports facilities, doping, prevention, rehabilitation and nutrition.
  • PubMed
    The key source for research literature on all aspects of the health sciences. The database contains articles from academic journals from across the world.
  • Scopus and Web of Science
    Databases with research articles from all subject areas. In Scopus and Web of Science you can conduct citation searches to see how many times a specific article has been cited by others. It is also possible to extract the h-index for a given author, research group, institution, etc.
  • Eric
    A very extensive database covering all educational disciplines.
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is one of the most important sources for literature on psychology and psychological aspects of medicine, sport, sociology, education, etc.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Covers the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Embase
    A very large database with literature on all medical disciplines/health science. There is something of an overlap with PubMed, but Embase also contains articles not included in PubMed.
  • More databases
    AU Library's list of databases.

Anatomical atlas

  • Visible Body
    Atlas with images and 3D animations.
    All modules can also be downloaded as apps via this link (you must be on AU's wifi when you download apps).


  • Ordbogen.com
    Contains, among other things; Medicinsk Odontologisk ordbog, Klinisk ordbog, a Danish-English English-Danish dictionary. Contains also dictionaries and specialist dictionaries in many languages, and subject areas.

Newspaper and media

  • Infomedia
    A major news database with full-text articles from a wide range of Danish national, regional and local, daily and weekly, newspapers, trade journals, periodicals and magazines, news and telegram agencies. Articles typically date back to around 1990, although in some cases as far back as 1985.

Avoiding plagiarism

Avoiding plagiarism when writing an assignment is about exercising care and diligence. AU Library has compiled a number of resources, which can help explain exactly how to avoid it.

Reference management

A reference management tool can help you organize your references and use them more easily and effectively in your text documents. Students and staff at Aarhus University can freely use EndNote.


Do you know the rules about copyright, when you are studying and writing papers? Figure out how and when you can use pictures, video-recordings or other materials here.

Information seeking

We have collected some relevant information about information retrieval and on how to quickly and efficiently find the materials you need.

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