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Health and Physical Education

This guide is designed to support your research in Health and Physical Education

Which database should you use?

Which database should you use? Explore a selection of the available databases according to function.

Options for finding more databases.

  1. Are you looking for a database which focuses on a specific area of teaching e.g. Humanities Education?
    Explore the full list of library guides for educationour learning area guides contain subject focussed database lists.
  2. Find more titles by searching or browsing the A-Z ejournals and databases list

Discovery Search

Discovery Search

Use Discovery to search across the: Library CatalogueDigital Repository and many databases, all at once. 

You can also access Discovery via the library homepage.

Doing in-depth research? Also try databases listed in this guide.

Learn how to use Discovery

Health and Physical Education Databases

Health and physical education databases

Use these Health and Physical Education databases to source journal articles about your topic.

  • Hover your mouse over the title, to learn more about the database.

Education Databases

Core education databases (try these first)

The Education Library team has developed a core list of databases for locating journal articles and other sources for educational topics. 

Hover your mouse over the title, to learn more about the database.

Cited reference searching databases

Cited reference searching

Citation tracking allows you to examine research trails and determine the number of times an article has been cited in other papers. It can also reveal connections between authors and other patterns of publication.

  • Hover your mouse over the title, to learn more about the database.

Google Scholar

 Access:  Advanced Scholar Search

How to access articles for free from the Library when you are searching Google Scholar 

If you are searching from home or somewhere other than a computer at the campus, you need to set preferences in Google Scholar to activate access to full text for free via the Library.

Follow these steps to make the Find it @ UniMelb links visible in Google Scholar.

  1.     Go to Google Scholar

  2.     Select the menu button in the top left corner of the page

  3.     Select the Settings option in the menu.

  4.     On the next screen, select the Library links option on the left.

  5.     Type, University of Melbourne Library in the search box > then select the search button.

  6.    Tick the checkbox next to the option: University of Melbourne Library - Find It@UniMelb

  7.     Select the Save button (Cookies must be enabled for your browser to remember your settings for future use)

The Find it @ UniMelb links will now appear in Google Scholar search results - use these to connect to the full-text

Search tools for specific information needs and formats

Tools for specific information needs

These databases have a specialist focus or provide access to a particular format of information, such as streamed media. 
  • Hover your mouse over the title, to learn more about the database.

Research resources

(includes resources for research design, methods, proposals, project management)

Comparative education data

Streamed videos and media