Databases & Electronic Resources

A database is a searchable collection of records. Most of the databases subscribed to by the Drill Hall Library are bibliographic. The records in this type of database are often fulltext journal articles and/or references to articles

To access the databases you must log in to the correct portal

Greenwich sports students must use the University of Greenwich Portal and select the Library and Computing tab.
Simply select the database link from the A-Z list provided list via the portal. Remember you must be in the University of Greenwich portal to access these databases in full unless stated otherwise below.

Some other freely available databases are listed in the websites section of this guide


Sciverse (Science Direct) - A fulltext database of the Elsevier Science journals collection plus journals from a number of prestigious organisations. This is a very good place to start your bibliographic searching for certain areas of sports studies.


Web of Knowledge - This will give you access to Web Of Science with its unique citation searching feature. Not many articles are in fulltext but it does give you access to the Endnote Web software which allows you to store and manage all of your reeferences effectively. For more information on Endnote Web go to the Project Help page.


SportDiscus - a good source of information on all aspects of sports science but many of the articles are not in full text and can be difficult to locate in paper versions. Access this via the Ebsco Host suite of databases.


Pub Med - Freely available at so there is no need to log into the portal for access. It is recommended to register with PubMed for the best available options. PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE as well as some additional life science journals that submit full text to PubMedCentral. A very strong source of information for biomedical sciences.


MyiLibrary - The site for all Greenwich electronic books.


Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection - Contains animated audio-visual presentations from "world leading scientists". Regularly updated, with currently over 900 presentations. Imagine YouTube specifically for the biosciences and a great way to watch lectures and presentations to reinforce your studies.

Below are some links to useful training material for some of the relevant databases.

Resource Documentation Video Youtube
Endnote Web Quick Reference Guide Basics Tutorial Watch
RefWorks Quick Start Guide Audio Tutorials
Science Direct Quick Start Guide Online Tutorial
Web of Knowledge Reference Card Online Tutorial
PubMed Basic Handout Simple Search Audio Watch
SportDiscus Basic Guide Basic Search Video
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