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SRBNET is a research tool for the sports business, providing coverage of sporting goods, sports e-commerce, sport marketing, sport sponsorship, sport facilities and sport broadcasting. SBRnet’s sports business database provides relevant information for case studies and information for developing business plans related to sport venues, sport franchises, sporting goods companies, or a sport marketing agencies. SRBNet also tracks new developments in the sport industry related to finance, venues, marketing, promotion, media, new media, licensed merchandise, and law. Market research for areas such as sporting goods, sports attendance, and TV sports viewership is also included. More information at

SportDiscus Full Text

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is a major resource for sports & sports medicine, providing full text for more than 440 journals with coverage back to 1985. Subjects covered include physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, physical education, kinesiology, coaching & training, sport administration, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health education, biomechanics, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more.

With full-text coverage dating back to 1985 and bibliographic coverage back to 1800, SPORTDiscus with Full Text contains roughly 1.5 million records including materials in 60 different languages. For more details, see

Research Starters–Education
Temporary free access through April 2009.

Research Starters – Education provides summaries of discipline-specific topics help students to grasp the broad outlines of a subject, realize its real world applications, and locate sources for advanced research. Articles average 3,000 words, providing concise yet more in-depth content than most textbook or encyclopedia entries.

Each article contains an abstract, a keyword list of words pertinent to the article, an overview to explain the topic’s relevance to education, a viewpoints/issues section to help the reader develop a critical perspective on a topic, a glossary of terms and concepts, a bibliography, and a suggested reading list. Subject matter experts holding advanced degrees in education were consulted to ensure that the articles encompassed current trends and popular topics. For more info, see

Note: Research Starters – Education articles will also be accessible on the far right of the results page when searching in the databases Academic Search Complete and Education Research Complete.