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Physical Education, Sports Medicine & Physiology: Best Articles

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Use the best databases for articles, reports, papers, government documents. Start with databases listed below, use this link for many more,

Core Article Databases

Academic Search Complete
A multidisciplinary index to articles, journals and other publications in multi-languages; full-text is available.

BIOSIS Previews
Articles, conference papers, and books on biological and biomedical topics. Includes literature reviews and peer review. [1926 - present]

CAB Abstracts and Global Health
Biomedicine, nutrition and food safety, public health, and toxicology. [1910 - present].

Cochrane Library
Evidence-based effects, economic evaluations, systematic reviews and technology assessment for health care. (Guide: Cochrane Library Search Manual). Most content peer reviewed. [1946 - present].

Use Advanced Search for limit to systematic reviews. Primary biomedical resource for conducting systematic reviews and researching evidence-based medicine. Includes peer review.[1946 - present.]

Google Scholar
Articles, books, preprints, and reports. Specialized databases cover more completely.
Use with UC-eLinks to access the full text of articles; click on "Settings", search Library Links for "Berkeley", and choose "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks."

Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard)
Synthesizes data on complimentary and alternative medical therapies. Monographs are evidence based, consensus-based, peer-reviewed full-text summaries of current research and contain additional references. Coverage: dates vary.

Covers biology and biomedicine, literature and systematic Reviews and peer review. [1946 - present]t]

PubMed Central (PMC)
Full-text biomedical and life sciences at U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. Covers: dates vary | Full text

Indexes journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in the sciences and more.

Web of Science
Multidisciplinary. Indexes journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, search footnotes and  citations. [1900 - present]

Best for Articles

Selected Journals: for more search keywords: sports medicine and limit to journals. 
OskiCat list:

Selected Journals:
American Journal of Sports Medicine.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
International Journal of sports medicine
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Search for Literature & Systematic Reviews

Annual Reviews
Covers significant primary research literature.

BIOSIS Previews: enter your search, use limit to "Literature Types" and Review (if available). [1926 - present]

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: enter your search, limit to review.
Coverage: date varies | Some full text |

Embase: enter your search, left menu, use limit to "Literature types"  and select reivew / apply.
Key resource for systematic reviews and researching evidence-based medicine. Coverage: dates vary

PubMed: enter your search, select filter - 'review'. Includes Systematic Reviews search limit, and peer review. [1946 - present]