University Online Library

This is an electronic library covering major subject fields. The content is formed on the basis of direct agreements with the rights holders of academic books and other material. Items are grouped in thematic collections and are available in a uniform format adjusted for reading from the screen (or e-reader) and scientific citation purposes. These resources can be accessed via RIOU's local network or remotely using a login and password.

Scientific electronic library eLIBRARY.RU (only available in Russian)

eLIBRARY.RU is the largest Russian information portal in the area of science, technology, management and education offering abstracts and full text for over 18 million scholarly articles and other publications. This platform provides electronic versions of more than 3,200 Russian scientific and technical journals, including over 2,000 on an open access basis. 

IOC Documents

This section of the official website of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) contains major reports, studies, publications and information on marketing, finance, ethical issues and communications at various Olympic Games, including Sochi 2014.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

This database is the premier source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources. It is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of sport management, fitness and sport studies.

Content includes:

  • Nearly 670 full-text journals
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Conference proceedings
  • Journal and magazine articles

Subjects include:

  • Clinical specialties such as orthopedics
  • Coaching and education
  • Consumer health
  • Exercise science and fitness
  • Health education
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Physical education
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports sciences

Taylor & Francis Group resources

The Taylor & Francis Group publishes over 1,500 journals spanning a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Its imprints include Taylor & Francis, Rutledge and Psychology Press. Journals are grouped into 19 thematic collections, including sports management and politics. Taylor & Francis journals are authoritative publications of which more than half are ranked within the Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports, and the number of included titles is steadily growing. The Taylor & Francis Group has the largest number of titles listed in the Social Sciences edition of Journal Citation Reports.



Journal of Sport Management Online (Human Kinetics Journals)

The sport management industry is growing by leaps and bounds, with an explosion in research projects, texts, and university programs. As the field continues to rapidly evolve, it's imperative for sport managers to keep abreast of the latest developments. The peer-reviewed Journal of Sport Management (JSM) is your key to staying on top of current issues and trends in this dynamic field. The official journal of the North American Society for Sport Management, JSM brings you thought-provoking editorials, research articles, and reviews that examine a number of areas as they relate to the management, governance, and consumption of sport, such as: organizational theory, behavior, and strategy; sport operations; law and policy; economics, finance, and accounting; marketing, consumer behavior, sponsorship, advertising, and licensing; media, communications, and public relations; sport tourism; facility and event management; and gender and diversity.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The aim of the project is to increase the visibility and ease the use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. The directory contains links to full text articles in over 10 languages covering all scholarly and scientific subjects including law, political and social sciences, sport, business, economics and history. Access to some journals requires free registration.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) 

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase the discoverability of open access books that meet academic standards.

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)

This is one of the world's most voluminous search engines, especially for academic open access web resources. BASE provides more than 60 million documents from more than 3,000 sources, including those on sports management. Approximately 70% of the indexed documents are available in the full-text format.

Sports Management Resources

The library of the information portal Sports Management Resources is a dynamic resource that allows free access to full-text articles of foreign professionals and practitioners in the field of sports management. The library started in 2008.

Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games (ROSO)

Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games (ROSO) is a unique learning resource, publishing scholarly and multidisciplinary research on the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Aimed at academics, researchers, lecturers, students, authors, educators, athletes, coaches, journalists, Olympic and Paralympic research centres, policy-makers, professionals and anyone with an interest in the Games, the platform aims to stimulate the production of new knowledge, facilitate dialogue and connections across disciplines and contribute to the learning legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
ROSO contains over 1,000 journal articles and book chapters, including handbooks and major reference works, dating back to the 1960s, on themes including: the media, education, gender, politics, governance, management, law, business, ethics, legacies, the environment, disability studies, athletic performance and history. ROSO's Managing Editor, Dr Vassil Girginov of Brunel University, UK, has assigned a theme to every journal article and book chapter, allowing the user to search their area of interest.

Use ROSO as a gateway for your research:

  • read a selection of articles and chapters online free of charge
  • purchase online access to individual articles of your choice
  • search the platform by theme, author or publication
  • download reading lists, case studies and teaching materials
  • submit online journal articles, book reviews and book proposals
  • watch videos of academics sharing their thoughts on the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • discover Olympic and Paralympic courses, projects, conferences and contacts around the world
  • follow expert bloggers and our Twitter feed for the latest updates in Sport, Leisure and Tourism
  • enter a free monthly prize draw

Play True Magazines

Play True, provides in-depth analysis of topics relating to the fight against doping in sport. It is produced by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed of and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping measures, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document that harmonises anti-doping policies in all sports and in all countries.

LA84 Foundation Library


The LA84 Foundation library collection covers virtually all aspects of amateur and professional sport. It includes approximately 40,000 printed volumes; 6,000 microform volumes; 7,000 videos; 400 periodical titles; and 90,000 photo images. Olympic information is a particular strength of the collection.



The RERO DOC digital library contains a wide selection of freely available historical publications - from the International Olympic Committee or the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games - as well as thesis and research reports on Olympism.

Human Resources 

People Management (PM)


Full-text online journals on business, corporate governance, employee relations, employment law, human resources, management, pay and benefits, and training issues.


Personnel Psychology 


Personnel Psychology publishes psychological research centred on people at work. Articles span the full range of human resource management and organisational behaviour topics, including job analysis; selection and recruiting; training and development; performance appraisal and feedback; compensation and rewards; careers; strategic human resource management; work design; global and cross-cultural issues; organisational climate; work attitudes and behaviours; motivation; teams; and leadership. Research conducted at multiple levels of analysis, including individual, team, and organisational levels, are welcome. Published articles include original empirical research, theory development, meta-analytic review, and narrative literature reviews.