Check out the research databases and websites below

Discovery Search(external link)

This search interface facilitates simultaneous search of all library resources, including physical and electronic, at one place. You can search print books, eBooks, and all resources available through our databases, such as electronic journal articles, theses, book chapters, and reports, through this platform.

Popular multi-subject databases

The following databases each cover a huge range of subjects including articles related to fitness.

ProQuest(external link)
Academic Search Complete(external link)
Science Direct(external link)
Academic OneFile(external link)

Journal databases and eJournals on individual subscription

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Ovid)(external link)
Premier quarterly reviews of the most contemporary scientific, medical, and research-based topics emerging in the field of sports medicine and exercise science.

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (Ovid)(external link)
This journal wishes to promote the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts that add to our understanding of conditioning and sport through applied exercise and sport science.

Strength and Conditioning Journal (Ovid)(external link)
The professional journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning field, publishing articles that report both the practical applications of previously published peer-reviewed research findings and the knowledge gained by experienced professionals.

Nursing Community College Collection(external link) 
This includes more than 100 eJournal titles that are subscribed as well as open access from Ovid Nursing Vocational Extended Journal Collection. You may be prompted to search for your institution. Just search for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. Also tick open access filter box below the search field to display open access journal titles. 

Open Access Journal Databases

DOAJ Health Journals(external link)
A collection of Journals on Health from the World’s leading open access journal indexing service, Directory of Open Access Journals. Users can search for journals in their subject areas using relevant keywords.

Dove Press Journals(external link)
Dove Medical Press, which specialises in medicine and nursing journals, is an open access imprint of Taylor and Francis Group with editorial offices in Auckland. You can also access Dove Journals through the open access journals aggregator, DOAJ(external link). A search interface is available for simple and advanced search.

Medknow Journals(external link)
An imprint of the Wolters Kluwer group, Medknow publishes more than 470 open access journals mainly related to health field and focuses on Asian countries. In their landing page itself, users can search all the articles published in their journals using either key word or author names. Only half of their journals are indexed on DOAJ.

Other useful databases 

CINAHL Ultimate(external link)
Full Text definitive research tool for nursing and allied health literature. Access to more than 1,200 journals.

ClinicalKey(external link)
Full-text access to a range of Elsevier's medical and surgical books, procedural videos, and images. By clicking on the books tab, you can access the A-Z list of books.

If you are not logged into NMIT network, you will be prompted to log in using your NMIT email address and password.

If you are a first time user of ClinicalKey, you need to register with your first and last name and your NMIT email address at the ClinicalKey website.

Cochrane Library(external link) 
A database that specialises in literature review with special focus on systematic reviews

Dynamed(external link)
This advanced clinical support tool guides users through current clinical evidence for different medical conditions including mental health. DynaMed topics are continuously updated as new information indicates a need for change in practice or improved understanding of the body of knowledge. IBM Micromedex's drug and laboratory monographs, which includes drug interactions and calculations, are also offered.

Gale Interactive - Human Anatomy(external link)
Users can manipulate and explore 3D models, allowing you to better visualise and understand human anatomy. For accessing this database, Chrome browser is preferred 

Health and Wellness Resource Centre(external link)
Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.

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Provides evidence-based information about diseases, conditions, signs and symptoms, drugs, diagnostic tests, treatments. and nursing care plans.

PubMed (Medline)(external link) 
Biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Safetyhub(external link)
A database of videos dealing with safety related issues in diverse workplaces. Useful resources for anyone interested in health and safety protocols.

SportDiscus(external link)
A database that specialises on journals related to physical fitness, exercise, sport science medicine.

New Zealand specific databases

These databases may be useful when you are searching for research published in New Zealand or specific to a New Zealand context.

Australia New Zealand Reference Centre(external link)
Full text articles available from thousands of Australian & NZ journals, newspapers etc.

Digital New Zealand(external link)  
This database aggregates New Zealand-related resources at one place. DigitalNZ includes videos, newspapers, maps, photographs, audio recordings, artworks, news reports, and many other kinds of digital content. Users can access journals related to New Zealand and research theses from academic institutions of this country. Theses and research papers are accessible from the research papers section(external link) and the NZ Research section(external link) of the website.

INNZ Index New Zealand(external link) 
New Zealand Journals indexed by the National Library of New Zealand.

New Zealand Research(external link)
This database managed by National Library of New Zealand aims to collect all research resources related to New Zealand at one place. As this is powered by Digital NZ database, duplication of documents could be seen.

Research Bank(external link)
This is an open research repository that includes research, mainly theses and dissertations,  produced by students and staff while affiliated with Unitec, Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), Otago Polytechnic, Toi Ohomai and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT),which are part of Te pūkenga. This repository includes mainly recent research produced by these institutions. For a more comprehensive coverage of research produced in New Zealand see the research papers section(external link) and the NZ Research section(external link) of Digital NZ(external link)

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection(external link) - BWB eBooks 
This collection includes books that cover diverse aspects of the Treaty of Waitangi. Bridget Williams Collection also covers many other collections including critical issues collection(external link) and texts collection(external link), which explores issues related to New Zealand from an in depth perspective.

Recommended websites

Check out these websites for trusted information.

Australian Sports Commission(external link)
Australian Sports commission is the Australian Government Agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport. Australian Institute of Sport(external link) is also accessible here.

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute(external link)
The Institute provides educational tools for sports health professionals. Useful articles can be found in the Sports Science Center.

Human kinetics(external link)
Innovative, informative products in all areas of physical activity that help people worldwide lead healthier, more active lives.

Journal of Exercise Physiology Online(external link)
A professional peer reviewed Internet-based journal devoted to original research in exercise physiology.

Paralympics New Zealand(external link)
The national sporting body for people with disabilities.

Sport New Zealand(external link)
Formerly SPARC assists New Zealanders to participate and reach their full potential in sport and physical recreation.

Sportscience(external link)
A Peer-Reviewed Journal and Site for Sport Research indexed by Google Scholar.

Sports Medicine New Zealand(external link)
Contains news and information about activities and the contents of their journal (New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine), which is available through the EBSCO SPORTDiscus Database(external link).

University of Washington(external link)
Muscle Atlas.

Worksafe New Zealand(external link)
New Zealand's workplace health and safety regulator.

Further Reading

Additional reading and research resources can be found in the library collection including books and magazines via this link below.

Fitness(external link)

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