Science of Sports

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Sarah Lester
Engineering Library

Getting Started

  1. Use Reference Sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, search terms, context, and more.
  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
    Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.

  4. Find Resources on your Course Theme. Click the link(s) below.

Find Statistics

Recommended Sources for Statistics:

  • iPoll databank @ the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research: IPoll is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion. A full-text retrieval system, the iPoll online database is organized at the question level, providing the tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys, 1935 to present.
  • Historical statistics of the United States: the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. Click on the Online link for digital database
  • Proquest Statistical Insight: Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from over 100,000 U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and approximately 2000 documents from international organizations from 1983. Includes index to international statistics.
  • FIRST: an integrated database system that offers "up-to-date and clearly documented information covering many areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on states and international organizations, statistics, chronologies and data on, for example, conflicts, arms transfers and military expenditure."
  • Polling the Nations: A database of polls taken on a variety of subjects all over the world. Each record in the database consists of one poll question and the participants' responses.
  • Find Science/Technology Resources

    Science Databases:

    To locate databases by name or topic, use the SearchWorks online catalog and select the Database facet. Databases in SearchWorks are always indicated with a green bar.

    • Access Science
      The online McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology includes encyclopedia articles, biographies, videos, and news covering over 7,000 scientific and technical topics.
    • Biosis
      Indexes life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Covers 5,000+ journals. Citations and abstracts only, with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
    • Engineering Village (also called Compendex or Engineering Index)
      References over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Covers all areas of engineering including environmental, electrical, and industrial. Citations and abstracts only with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
    • INSPEC
      Indexes published literature in physics, electrical/electronics engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering as well as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. Citations and abstracts only with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
    • Medline
      Indexes medical information and the database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Contains over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, nursing, dentistry, human health. Some full-text, citations and abstracts with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
    • Web of Science
      Indexes authors who have been cited in current literature across 100 scientific disciplines. Key feature is the ability to search by who is citing various papers by other authors. Citations and abstracts with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
      Searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
    • SciVerse
      A federated search portal which allows cross-searching Scopus Citations, Science Direct Ebooks and the scholarly internet. Links to full-text at Stanford if available.

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