Search services and databases

Search for physical and digital Library resources, order books, articles, chapters and find out how to access resources.


Academic Search Premier is an interdisciplinary database with full text from over 3100 journals. It is well suited for those looking for material in the social sciences or interdisciplinary subjects.

Academic Search Premier is a database from Ebsco. You can therefore choose to simultaneously search SportDiscus, PsycInfo and more under "Choose databases".

Anatomy.TV is a digital anatomical atlas from Primal Pictures that consists of several modules, see description below. All resources can be accessed outside GIH's network, log in with GIH credentials.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    This module is divided into areas such as histology, digestion, and cell biology. Factual texts are linked to the different parts.
  • 3D Atlas
    Anatomical atlas, divided by regions of the body, where you can choose the view (anatomy, dissection, MRI image, film). There are 3D models that can be turned and twisted, and built on in layers with muscles, nerves, etc.

Educational materials and quick reference guides

Once you're on Anatomy.TV - Click on the three-dash menu in the top left corner of the home page and select Help. First, select which module you are interested in and click on it to get to the cheat sheet for the specific module.

Practical information

  • Web browser: requires Chrome or Edge browsers.
  • Canvas (LMS): can be integrated into Canvas, contact the library for help.
  • Images: Can be saved and used internally, for example in training, such as printed information material. Always refer to the Primal Pictures logo when using an image. Images may not be published on an external website.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is a search engine for academic web resources. It contains, among other things, international dissertations, articles, conference papers and more, and is therefore good for those looking for material in the social sciences or interdisciplinary subjects.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in evidence-based medicine to support medical decision-making. These include, among other things, systematic reviews (Cochrane reviews), literature reviews (DARE) and projects on the evaluation of health care methods (HTA).

GIH does not have a subscription to Cochrane, but it is open for all to search. A large part of the articles are freely available.

Discovery contains several different databases, including SportDiscus, Pubmed, ERIC, PsycINFO, Academic Search Premier and the GIH Library's book catalogue.

Discovery is a good database to start searching in for those who want to find articles in most subject areas that are current at GIH, such as sports, education, sociology, medicine, health and psychology.

For more specific searches, use another search service

Because Discovery contains several different databases, there are not the same settings options as in the separate databases.

For those who need to do more specific and in-depth searches, it is therefore better to use a single database instead, such as Pubmed for medicine or SportDiscus for sports. There you get access to subject headings within the subject area and the opportunity to make more settings than in Discovery.

DiVA is GIH's publication database. Here you will find what has been published by researchers and students at GIH, such as:

  • Student theses from 2005 onwards.
  • Researchers' publications from 2010 onwards (older material is also available).

Are you going to register in DiVA?

If you are going to register something in DiVA yourself, you can read the information on the pages below.

ERIC contains references and abstracts to articles and reports in the fields of educational research, teaching, etc.

The database contains references from the 1960s onwards. It is provided by the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center.

ERIC is a database from Ebsco. You can therefore choose to search SportDiscus, PsycInfo and others under "Choose databases" at the same time.

Together with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) and Statistics Sweden (SCB), the Swedish Maritime Administration and the Swedish Transport Administration, Lantmäteriet offers free geodata for research, education and cultural activities.

Users at GIH can download geodata products via the GET (Geographic Extraction Tool) service.

Get geodata

To retrieve geodata, go to External link, opens in new window. . Select "The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH" and log in with your GIH login.

In Google Scholar, you can search for scholarly material on the web, including student essays and other material published at universities and colleges.

Journal Citation Reports, JCR, is a subdatabase of Web of Science. In JCR, journals are ranked according to how many times their articles are cited in other articles, so-called Impact factor.

For those who want to compare journals in a certain subject area or find a suitable journal to publish in, Journal Citation Reports is a good source.

Two sub-databases

Journal Citation Reports contains over 10,500 journals, and has two subdatabases:

  • JCR Science Edition, which contains data from over 8,000 journals in approximately 170 subject categories.
  • JCR Social Science Edition, which contains data from over 2,900 journals in 55 subject categories.

"Manuscript matcher", located just below the search box, helps you find suitable journals to publish your article.

The Food Database is the National Food Agency's database with values for the nutritional content of more than 2,000 foods and dishes.

The Media Archive/Retriever contains full-text articles from Swedish newspapers and trade press, including Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Medicin, Aktiv träning, I form, Forskning och framsteg, Offside and many more.

In total, there are articles from over 700 different Swedish newspapers and magazines in full text. The database contains about 10 million articles from 1987 onwards (different for different sources).

Digital article copies of the original articles are made available as pdf or full texts on the same day as publication.

GIH does not have access to locked articles (often referred to as "Plus", "Premium" or similar).

OregonPDF in Health & Performance collects doctoral theses and student theses on the subject of physical activity. The database was started in 1948 by the University of Oregon and now contains about 11,000 publications.

Searching is free of charge, but it may cost to download the theses.

Add your own work

If you have written an independent project or dissertation in the topics above, you can add it to the OregonPDF database. See more information under the link "Submit your Dissertation/Thesis" in the database.

PEDro, The Physiotherapy Evidence Database, is a freely accessible database in physiotherapy.

Here you will find "over 47,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy".

The language is English.

The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index contains doctoral theses and master's theses from many different countries and universities, including GIH.

The database is a part of Web of Science. There are over 5 million academic theses in the database. Links to the full text are often missing, but since many theses are freely available, you can search for them on the web.

PsycInfo is the large database in the field of psychology. There are also articles in the fields of psychiatry, education, medicine, social work and more. Some articles are available in full text, but most are references.

PsycInfo is maintained by The American Psychological Association, APA, and contains material from the 1800s to the present day. The database contains over 2 million records.

PsycInfo is a database from Ebsco. You can therefore choose to search SportDiscus, ERIC and others under "Choose databases" at the same time.

PubMed is the largest international article database in medicine. PubMed currently contains more than 30 million references to journal articles from more than 5,000 journals, from 1948 onwards.

Create account

If you create an account in PubMed, you can save your searches and create alerts to monitor new articles in your subject.

To create an account in PubMed, select "Log in" and "Sign up". Then select "More sign up options" and search for "The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences". Now you can log in with your GIH login to create an account.

Scopus is an abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers research in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.

SportDiscus is the largest international article database in the field of sports science. Here you will find articles on physiology, psychology, coaching and sports medicine.

SportDiscus is a database from Ebsco. You can therefore choose to search ERIC, PsycInfo and others under "Choose databases" at the same time.

The SURF Sport Information Portal comes from the Federal Institute of Sport Science (Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft, BISp) and contains several different sports search engines, including the Spolit database.

Svenska dagstidningar is a service from the National Library of Sweden, KB, which contains digitized newspapers from over 500 titles between the years 1645 and today.

Only digitised newspapers that are more than 115 years old can be read freely online. To read material that is newer, you must visit the National Library's microfilm reading room in Humlegården in Stockholm or some libraries around Sweden.

UR Access gives you access to all the material, more than 19,000 programs, that UR provides. You can browse by subject and also search for the programme's title, subject, production year, language, different subject headings and more

Log on

Login is required to use the service. Here's how to log in:

  • Select the show you want to watch.
  • Click on the text "You are not logged in. Click here to log in".
  • Select the university "GIH The Swedish School of Sport and Health Science" from the list.
  • Log in with your regular GIH login.

Web of Science contains articles in international scientific journals on many different subjects.

Web of Science counts citations, which means that you can see how many times an article has been cited by other researchers. It is also possible to obtain simple bibliometric analyses through the Citation report tool.

Web of Science also includes the database Journal Citation Reports, which calculates the impact factor for journals.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

This includes the Swedish Academy's dictionary with spelling and inflection of modern Swedish, the Swedish dictionary with detailed descriptions of modern vocabulary, and the Swedish Academy's dictionary describing the Swedish written language from 1521 onwards.

NE, the National Encyclopedia, is a Swedish encyclopedia. It also contains dictionaries, information about the countries of the world, and more.

NE's dictionaries are available in many different languages, such as Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, English technical dictionary, Russian and more.

Swedish MeSH is a Swedish-English medical dictionary from Karolinska Institutet. It is good both for translating medical terms and for finding good keywords for searching in Pubmed and other databases.

Library catalogues

In the GIH Library's catalogue you will find books, course literature and other material available at the library.

Libris is the joint catalogue of Swedish libraries. There are university and research libraries, such as the GIH Library, as well as many public libraries.

Libris contains information about seven million books and other publications.

Sports libraries

Below you will find links to other libraries, around the world, in the field of sports.


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Last modified:29 Feb 2024