Tuesday, 18 January 2011


The Sport Information Centre houses Malaysia 's premier sports collection, makes available over 20,000 monograph titles, 30 journal titles, also including 30 electronic reviews, and 500 DVDs and CD-ROMS.

It offers a vast collection on sports , sports sciences and sports medicine. And also has a valuable collection of documentation of results and Malaysian participation in multi - Games.

Subject areas covered:

  • Training and coaching for major sports played in Malaysia
  • General coaching and training - stretching, flexibility, strength training
  • Sports science and sports medicine - psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, injuries
  • Sports administration - marketing, sponsorship, club management, law
  • Special populations - women, children, indigenous, disability
  • Major sporting events - Olympic, Commonwealth Games, Asian, SEA, Sukma
  • Malaysian sports policy
  • Records, results and statistics
  • To manage and make available its reference collection to researchers from across the country.
  • To guarantee access to future generations
  • To promote and facilitate research into Sports.
The Sport Information Centre is : 

  • An institutional library, 
  • A library specialised in sport 
  • A sports documentation centre. 
  • A sports Audio Visual collection centre.


The Sport Information Centre is open, free of charge, to any interested person, whether local or international, and offers :
  • A personalised advisory service
  • Assistance with your document research
  • Loan and inter-library loan (ILL) services
  • Assistance with using printed and electronic resources

List of resources: discover the available document in Sports Info Centre here:


Online Journal

Doumentation/ Archived

New Arrivals

Repository Browser


To find a book at the SPORT INFORMATION CENTRE, you use the SPORT INFORMATION CENTRE online catalog, also known as the WebOPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). The online catalog is a database that lists every item in a SPORT INFORMATION CENTRE collection. It displays details about every item owned by a library -- primarily books, but also audio-visual materials.

The most common method of searching an OPAC is by KEYWORD. A keyword is a word or phrase that describes your research interest. (On some online catalogs, including the OPAC used at SPORT INFORMATION CENTRE, a keyword search is called an “Any Field” search.)

A keyword search is appropriate if you have either a broad subject in mind or if you have a more narrow research topic in mind. Let’s look at examples of each.

* Keyword Search on a Broad Subject: To find books on a broad subject, do a keyword search using a word or phrase that describes your subject. The following are examples of keyword search terms for broad subjects:

sea games
asian games

* Keyword Search on a Focused Research Topic: To find books on a topic, add precision to your keyword search by combining search terms using the connecting word AND. This allows you to connect 2 or 3 ideas in your research topic into one search statement. For example:

RESEARCH TOPIC: What role does the burning of fossil fuels play in global warming?
KEYWORD SEARCH: fossil fuels AND global warming

RESEARCH TOPIC: What effect does globalization have on third world countries?
KEYWORD SEARCH: globalization AND third world

RESEARCH TOPIC: How will increased use of genetically engineered crops affect food safety?
KEYWORD SEARCH: genetic engineering AND food

RESEARCH TOPIC: What steps - if any - should the government take to censor pornography on the Internet?
KEYWORD SEARCH: censorship AND pornography AND internet

or try Combine two or more search expressions with the Boolean operators AND, OR, or NOT 

Click HERE to learn more about BOOLEAN SEARCH

Be willing to experiment with each of the above approaches to keyword searching. You may find, for example, that for some topics, it is better to do a keyword search for the general subject, find a book on this subject and locate it in the SPORT INFORMATION CENTRE collection. Then, with the book in hand, use the table of contents and index to find the specific sections of the book that deal with your topic.

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