Review of SPORTDiscus with Full Text. EBSCO

EBSCO’s platform, EBSCOhost, delivers their proprietary SPORTDiscus with Full Text database that includes full text for sports, sports medicine and sports management journals, and sports literature. EBSCO acquired the database from the Sport Information Resource Centre in Ottawa, Canada in 2005. Oldest citations start as early as the 17th century. There is some full text coverage starting as early as 1900’s. EBSCO provides a database-specific thesaurus and a variety of EBSCOhost indexes. EBSCOhost default “Fields” search automatically pulls citations from the various indexes, effectively offering a simplified search retrieval for its intended audience of higher education undergraduate students and graduate researchers.