Professional associations, reference sources, specialist libraries and websites

  • Best Practice
    This is more of a reference resource, but is a key subscribed resource. It contains information on public health and medical topics, and combines the latest research evidence and guidelines. It also provides access to the British National Formulary (click on ‘Resources and then ‘Drug database’ to access BNF). Good for looking up sports injuries information.

  • Visible Body
    This is a key purchased resource. It is a suite of interactive online programs covering anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton, and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes, and more. Each program offers a mobile app, though you can use it via the link above on a desktop PC or MAC.

Other academic libraries with relevant materials can be accessed via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

  • British Library
    Access to material unavailable elsewhere. The British Library has a good collection of e-resources available within the reading rooms. Certain forms of ID are needed to register for a reader pass. See the website for further details.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
    Produces Government policy on the arts, sport, recreation and tourism.

  • HEPA Europe
    This is a World Health Organization website promoting physical activity. HEP Europe is a network working for better health through physical activity.

  • Sports England
    Invests in projects for involvement in sport, encouraging the whole nation to be active by increasing the provision of sports and recreation facilities and opportunities.

  • UK Coaching
    National agency for coaching, formerly named Sports Coach UK. Their mission is to "put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport".

  • UK Sport
    Invests income from the National Lottery and the Exchequer into Olympic and Paralympic Sport, and provides information on lottery support of sport, as well as national sports councils and governing bodies.

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