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Exercise and Sports Studies Research Guide

Recommended Databases

Additional Databases

Link Google Scholar to Library Databases

To see links to BenU Library subscription content in your Google Scholar search results:

  1. Go to Google Scholar > Settings > Library Links
  2. Search "Benedictine"
  3. Check the boxes
  4. Click Save and you're done!

Tips and Tricks

Stick to Databases

By searching through the library’s subscription databases and limiting your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed journals, you can be confident that all the materials retrieved will be legitimate sources for your research paper.

Choosing a Database

The Benedictine Library groups databases by broad subject heading. In addition, each database has a description of the subjects covered. Every database has HELP pages if you need them.

Database Coverage and Interlibrary Loan

  • Full Text: Database offers the complete article
  • Partial Full Text: Has some full text and some abstracts
  • Abstracts only: Contains abstracts only. However articles may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Find Full Text Button: Allows you to link to article from another database. For example: If Ovid has the abstract of the article and Science Direct carries the Full Text, clicking on the Find Full Text button will provide you the bridge link to the Science Direct Database.

Find Journals by Title

Enter a journal title (e.g., Journal of Clinical Nursing) in the search box below to find out if we subscribe to it. If we do, you will see one or more databases listed under Find Full Text. Notice the date range next to each database. You'll find that some databases hold more volumes than others. Click the database with the date range most appropriate for your topic. From there, you can start searching for articles in the journal.


Browse our journal holdings by subject

Request Articles via Interlibrary Loan

Can't find the full text of an article you need in the BenU Library's databases? No problem! Request it through ILLiad at no cost to you and have it delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. Learn more on our Interlibrary Loan page.

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