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Finding information for Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Finding Information for Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences


Using this guide

This guide offers a range of activities aimed at helping you to find literature in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. It also covers the use of EndNote Online referencing software to store and cite references. The guide is divided into a series of activities so that you can choose the ones that are most helpful to you rather than doing them all.

  • Please note that Activity 1 on Developing a search strategy, and Activities 6, 7 and 8 on EndNote Online, are link-outs to other guides
  • These link-outs will open up in new tabs on your browser window


  • Activity 1:  Developing a search strategy
  • Activity 2:  Search techniques -  examples
  • Activity 3:  Using FindIt for Journal Articles
  • Activity 4:  Using databases  - Web of Science
  • Activity 5:  Using databases  - CINAHL and others
  • Activity 6:  EndNote Online - Getting Started
  • Activity 7:  EndNote Online and Web of Science
  • Activity 8:  EndNote Online and Word

Referencing and referencing software

Subject guide

Literature searching (detailed guide)

For more detail on literature searching in Medical, Health and related Life Sciences:


Screenshots in this guide are courtesy of the following sources:

  • FindIt@Bham - Primo search tool from Ex Libris on license to University of Birmingham
  • Web of Science and Endnote Online - Supplied by Clarivate Analytics on license to University of Birmingham
  • CINAHL - Supplied by EBSCO on license to University of Birmingham
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