Master of Sport Business: Databases & journals

A guide for students studying the Master of Sport Business

Library Databases and Journals

Victoria University library subscribes to a number of online databases and journals, which collectively cover a huge range of disciplines and subjects.

Journal articles found through the VU library can be viewed, downloaded and printed to assist you with your assessments. The articles on databases can be searched collectively through Library Search (external link) or you can search them individually on Library's A-Z Databases page. See a list of relevant Sport Business Databases and Sport Business Journal titles on this page.

Use library databases and journals to find peer-reviewed, high-quality articles and research papers.

Once you have decided on which database(s) to use

  • enter key terms to search
  • use advanced search options where possible
  • separate each key term or concept into a new search box (if available)
  • limit and refine your results using the tools available (refinement tools will differ for each database). 

Follow this link to access information about how to find resources available via VU Library Page

Relevant Sport Business Databases

Relevant Sport Business Journal Titles

A list of few key peer-reviewed journal titles in the discipline of the Sport Business under many subject areas are compiled below. These titles fall into Q1 quartile in SCImago Journal Rankings for 2020. The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database (Elsevier B.V.).

Comprehensive/ General:

Economics, Finance and Operations Research:

Marketing and Media:

Policy and Development:

School and University Sports:

Sport Consumer Behaviour: Psychology, Sociology and History

Streaming Video Databases 

  • Alexander Street Counseling and Therapy - Provides a large and rich collection of video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. 
  • Alexander Street Business Education in Video -  Brings together the best applied learning content to meet the educational needs of business students and instructors across the globe.
  • Kanopy - streaming video database where you can find a wide variety of videos. Here is an example: Sport and Performance Psychology – A series of 24 episodes.  
  • LinkedIn Learning - Online video courses in software, technology, business and creative skills training, including 3D animation, audio and music, CAD, design, developer, education and elearning, IT, marketing, photography, video and web skills.

Here are two relevant courses available in LinkedIn Learning:

  1. The Data Science of Sports Management
  2. How to win at the Sport of Business (Blinkist Summary) – An audiobook

Case Studies - Peer Reviewed

Here are two Case study databases. If you need to know how to analyse a case study, refer to the Analysing case studies section on the Master of Business library guide.

Case studies focus on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets. Case writers work in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal.  All cases have teaching notes as standard. The Case Journal is the official journal of The CASE Association and the leading, online, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal featuring factual teaching cases and case exercises spanning the full spectrum of business and management disciplines.

A digital collection of business cases tailored to library needs – providing faculty, students and researchers with unlimited access to authoritative cases from many countries. Curates interdisciplinary cases on in-demand subjects as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.Please contact the College Librarian (Business), Lou Connell, for access to the teaching notes.

What is peer review?

When an article is published in a peer-reviewed or refereed journal, it indicates that that article has been through a formal review process. It has been read by experts in the subject field before being accepted for publication. This ensures the information in the article is well-researched, and contributes to the knowledge of the subject area.

Tips for finding academic journal articles

There are two ways to find online journal articles:

Library Search

  • Select the "Journal articles" button on the Find Library Resources box and enter your search terms. From the results list, you can limit your search results to "Full Text", and further refine your search by publication date or limit to peer-reviewed articles.

There is a video on this page to lead you through the process.

Specific Database Search

  • Select your database from the alphabetical listing, or browse by subject to find a relevant database. Enter your keywords and refine your search as required. If you are accessing online resources off-campus, you will need to enter your MyVU login and password when prompted.

There is a video on this page to lead you through the process:.

And specific database videos available via the VU Library Vimeo channel:

SRMO database

Having trouble finding information about different qualitative and quantitative methodologies? Sage Research Methods Online:SRMO is the answer! From first year students up to PhD level and beyond SRMO explains the different research methodologies and provides articles and book chapters about their implementation. Find SRMO under 'S' on the Library A-Z Databases page or click here: SRMO.